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I found this little girl I named Bailey on April Fools Day this year across a busy road in front of our house. Vet said she was around 7 months old then since she was still cutting teeth.

She's 9 lbs right now and might get up to 10. Shes loves to run, cuddle, and climb up on furniture and people. She can get vocal when playing or if another dog is barking and her voice is very deep. Her ears tried to come up but they just didn't make it lol. her hair is silver and copper and very thin with the thickest right above her rump. Light blotchy skin under her armpits, green and yellow eyes. Also has dew claws on front and back feet with Luxating patella in one of her legs. She's sometimes fearful and took her a while to get used to the guys in my family.

We have been debating what breeds are in her-Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Yorkie, Schnauzer

..but I'm thinking Chinese Crested mix cause of her hair and body shape. I'd really like to know what y'all think!


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Excuse my dad..lol...She has a diaper cause she was in heat..

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Thanks :)
The fur is what's gettin me. Her muzzle doesn't look exactly like one. Here are some pictures I've found of some cresties that have some resemblances.


The fur texture, fur on the head, and the paws look very much like hers


the face looks similar


profile, hair on the bottom of her chin look like her


ears, hair on head, tail is exactly like baileys except for color
 

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She looks like a mix of a terrier breed or several..perhaps with Shih Tzu or the like (looks like she has a bit of an underbite). I don't see Chinese Crested at all.
 

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It is hard to tell in photos, but I believe what you might be looking at, with regard to her fur, is a very furry wire coat.

A wire coat is a coat commonly seen on certain breeds of Terriers, but it is achieved also when a non-shedding (bearded faced) breed is mixed with a smooth coated breed.

A Shih Tzu x Chihuahua, for example, would give you that coat. Keep in mind that a wire coat achieved this way can go anywhere from lots of fluff - to very little and ears can be lots of different sets. This site shows how much variety this mix shows up with. - http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/shichi.htm- http://www.petyourdog.com/ShiChi

-- one example

I would not rule out Chinese Crested in the mix as after a generation of crossing it can be impossible to tell, but her muzzle is fairly blocky which indicates, to me, probably some Shih Tzu back there as well.

What I find interesting is that she is also dilute in color - her nose leather and eye rims are not black. I can't tell from the photos, but are they brownish in shade or bluish? This can be an indicator, as well, of breeds behind her. I'm trying to think of small breeds where chocolate or dilute noses are aloud in the show ring, and at the moment I don't remember any. Does anyone know, are blue or brown leathers show-able in Cresteds?

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Other than "some terrier", I have no idea, but she is adorable and looks very happy! Thanks for taking her in.
 

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She looks like a mix of a terrier breed or several..perhaps with Shih Tzu or the like (looks like she has a bit of an underbite). I don't see Chinese Crested at all.
Hm. I've never thought about Shitzus. I don't know much about them. Yes, she has quite the underbite :)
 

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I see brussels griffon more than shih-tzu. Don't they already have a sort of wiry non-shedding coat?
 

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it does. So that is very possible.

Bailey is really skinny and fragile though...her body shape is also buggin me...but yes brussels griffon is very very possible
That's actually what was making me go against shih-tzu-- they are pretty heavily built. But I think chihuahua could contribute to her skinniness. This is completely anecdote, but I've noticed that a lot of mixed breeds turn out a lot lankier than the breeds that went into them. I have no idea why, except that genetics are wonky sometimes. ;p
 

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I agree.
Do other small breeds shake when they are scared besides chihuahuas? Cause she does that lol.
I have a chorkie that is 15 lbs...thick as can be! and then this little skinny girl xD
 

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I agree.
Do other small breeds shake when they are scared besides chihuahuas? Cause she does that lol.
I have a chorkie that is 15 lbs...thick as can be! and then this little skinny girl xD
I'm sure any dog could shake when they're scared or nervous. Poor girl, what's she afraid of?
 

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I'm sure any dog could shake when they're scared or nervous. Poor girl, what's she afraid of?
The unknown xD
When I first got her I went to Petsense I was holding her and she was just shaking like crazy while everyone was wooing over her. She can get aggressive when shes scared I found out. When I introduced her to Jada she immediately snapped at her and she also snapped at another dog whose owner stupidly put her right in her face even after I told them she might snap. Now I think she is better with thinks but still on the skittish side. My dad accidently stepped on her while she was underfoot and she sulked under the bed for hours. I went under there and she was so upset she was seriously crying. Made me upset :(

Shes getting a lot more vocal when she sees a stranger far away or another dog because of Jada but shes been really sweet with a unfamiliar 4 year old which surprised me a lot xD
 

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In that picture of her sitting on the back of the car seats, her body looks like a cat's XD. She must be a rare hybrid. . .:p
 
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