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A co-worker is wanting to give us a small dog which is friendly I must say. Can anyone here tell us what breed this dog is?
 

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The problem with identifying dogs of uncertain, probably mixed, ancestry is that they can be unique. Their litter-mate may not even look like them.

I can't even be certain of the breed(s) of my last four dogs. I had a mostly Irish setter, a mostly black lab and, now, some kind of chocolate lab mix and a dog who could be 100% Plott hound or 0% or anywhere in-between.

It's fun, sometimes, to guess but I'm afraid that some folks expect that dog-lovers can take a look at a few photos and say, "Oh, yeh, that's a Guatemalan Gazehound fer sure!"

BTW, I'm pretty sure that's a Guatemalan Gazehound you've got there.
 

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Thanks for your help. The little one will be here today and the Vet will be her first outing this week. I can't wait to see the look on my son and daughters face.
 

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When I first saw the picture it looked like a mini boxer to me XD But I'd honestly guess chihuahua/french bulldog. However, he could very well be any type of chihuahua mix.. or maybe even something completely different! And though I don't think all colors of chihuahuas are acceptable in the showring, I do think that chihuahuas do tend to come in quite a few colors, correct? My grandpa's girlfriend has a chihuahua who looked just like a blue merle with tan points! (He's a little gentleman, too!)
 

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I thought ChixBoston too.
 

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yeah, as soon as i saw the face (hadn't even reached the body) my thought was Chi/Boston mix.....

and on that i'd be willing to bet...sometimes, rarely, but sometimes, you can see the breeds there.....
 

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Yup, Chihs do come in brindle. 9 pounds is just VERY tiny for a Boston or Frenchie X, and that head is VERY chih-ish.
 

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If she is a chihuahua, she is awfully quiet. My grandmother and aunts chihs barked alot. This little one is very playful, and even keeled. She is so quiet, you'd never know there was a dog in the house if we didn't tell you.
 

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I would have said chi/boston mix but the brindle seems out of place. So my guess would probably be bulldog/chi...

Why?...Boston terriers come in brindle :D

Yup, Chihs do come in brindle. 9 pounds is just VERY tiny for a Boston or Frenchie X, and that head is VERY chih-ish.
My male Boston is only 16lbs...breed a 16lb female boston that to a 6lb chi .....and you could end up with a 9 lb mix.....its not out of the realm of possibilities
 

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If she is a chihuahua, she is awfully quiet. My grandmother and aunts chihs barked alot. This little one is very playful, and even keeled. She is so quiet, you'd never know there was a dog in the house if we didn't tell you.
Every dog is different though and bear in mind that this is a mutt so it may not have all the typical chihuahua characteristics. It looks like some sort of Chi/terrier mix to me.
 

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I think rat terrier mix.
 

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definitly boston in there and actually I have had Bostons range in size from 9lbs to 25lbs (there are 3 weight classes in the standard) But on the flip side this could be a very poorly bred Boston too.

And as for the color Bostons come in black,seal,brindle in the standard (but also red,blue,cream,champagne,fawn)
 

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does anyone else see Dane? :)
 
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