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Hi, my name is John and I am new to this board. I'm hoping some of you could help me identify the breed of my new puppy Joey.

Here is some information that may help.

He is 4 and a half months old.
He is 13 pounds.
He was rescued from Puerto Rico.
The vet at the Rescue labeled him as a Chihuahua mix.
The rescue worker that helped us with the adoption said that she believes he is part corgi since he is heavier than a chihuahua would be and has thick arms and big paws.
The rescue worker said that dogs from Peurto Rico tend to be smaller.
People have told me that they see Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell, Mini Pinscher, and Shepherd in him as well.

The rescue worker predicted that he will grow to 15-20 pounds.

Any opinions on breed and adult size would be very much appreciated

Thanks,
John







 

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I do see Shepherd in his face and the coloring, but it doesn't seem like he has the paws of a shepherd, so I am guessing he is mixed with a smaller breed, but I'm not sure what else though-hopefully someone else will have an opinion too.
 

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He does have a really long body, but big paws..I'd say more like to be Corgi in the mix then dachshund, but then again, his face and ears with that body look like an over-grown dachshund.. The colors scream shepherd, too..lol..but then again with shelter pups, it's so easy to label them 'shepherd mix' or 'terrier mix'... We'll have to see more pics as he grows!!

I believe in Puerto Rico they call their rescue dogs 'Sato's... another word for Street Dog. So congrats on owning a very adorable Sato!
 

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In places like PR, where the street dogs have been mating uncontrolled for thousands of generations, the dogs really don't have any actual BREED to them. They're just.....dogs. In their most natural form. It would be interesting to see DNA results on a street dog, but most likely it would come back "inconclusive". He's very handsome! I love mutts.
 

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I'm stumped. I'd definitely like to see pictures as he grows (and the weight helps too, so I'm glad you included that). Whatever he is, he's a cute pup!
 

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Thanks, it's so hard to not spoil them at first.
Keep up the good work. :D Dogs should be spoiled throughout their lives. Isn't that why we have them? lol

Your pup is absolutely adorable. Kind of looks like a Mini Rottie mix pup. I know he is not but I am such a sucker for those cute little eyebrows. :)
I think your pup is a mix of a mix of a mix and a wonderful created by God master piece of a dog. Enjoy him!
 

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He is so cute !!!!! His face in that first picture looks drawn, all of his markings are so perfect. I have no idea what he is .:)
 

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I'd say he's just a dog not necassarily a mix of any certain breeds. As someone else stated alot of street dogs have just been mixed for generations. He's adorable.
 
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