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Is my dog a Miniature Schnauzer or Kerry Blue Terrier?

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He is supposed to be a CKC miniature schnauzer, but, allegedly, the papers were never applied for due to the $70 fee involved.

1. He is big for a miniature schnauzer. He weighs about 27 lbs.
2. His fur is curly like a poodle.
3. He bears a strong resemblance to a Kerry Blue Terrier.
4. He is not black. He is gray, especially in the sun. He was black as a puppy but is now blue-gray.
5. I've ordered an Embark DNA test, but the results won't be back for a while. I'll report back after I get the results.

Here are some pics.
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I'm another one who thinks probably a Schnauzer x Poodle mix.
Could also possibly be a Scottish Terrier x Poodle, for that matter. That very last photo of him makes me think Scottie.
There's a ton of variation in schnauzer/poodle crosses, especially once you get past a 50/50 schnauzer/poodle cross, because it's hugely unpredictable which breed traits they inherit. But there absolutely could be something else out there as well - genetics are wild and definitely don't always produce the looks/behavior you'd expect!
Ain't that the truth? My late Ilka, who was 22" tall, weighed just under 50#, could run as fast as a Whippet, and clear my 6' fence in pretty much one leap, was supposedly 37-74% Bulldog, 20-36% Italian Greyhound, 10-19% American Staffordshire Terrier and 10-19% Collie according to the cheapie test I had done on her. Ummm.... Bulldog?

2016-5-30 Dogs & Yard DSC_0189 by Rosemary Elwell, on Flickr
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