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The shelter we adopted Oly from said he is a shepherd mix but mixed with what is the question. We have heard Pharaoh hound, great dane, pit, pointer and a few more from people we meet. He is four months and weighs in at 34lbs, a month ago when we adopted him he was 14lbs, if that helps any.








I will try to get some pics of him standing and running soon.

Thanks for your help.
 

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not a clue but hes lovely :p
 

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Pharaoh Hound you can pretty much rule out. The breed is rare enough in it's pure form - not likely you'll find any true mixes in the shelters.

It's easier to make breed guesses when the dogs are a bit older but I think generally he just looks like a mix of a mix. A cutie definitely but probably made up a few different breeds - there's really no way of telling. Looks like he's going to be a fairly big guy though :)
 

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Thanks for all of the compliments. I was thinking of having the vet do a DNA test but I think it cost somewhere around $150 or so. Have any of you ever had this done?
 

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Thanks for all of the compliments. I was thinking of having the vet do a DNA test but I think it cost somewhere around $150 or so. Have any of you ever had this done?
I see a GSD nose, and I agree with maybe some collie. Maybe some boxer or something for the smooth coat? I don't think pit..his head is too slim. His cheeks might go out, though.
About the DNA test, the vet tech told us to do one on one of our dogs, but I think they're kind of a scam. I don't know if anyone on here has tried one..but I stick to looking in breed books.
He's super cute, BTW. And WOW, he grew 20 lbs in a month?? You're going to have a big boy.
 

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Thanks for all of the compliments. I was thinking of having the vet do a DNA test but I think it cost somewhere around $150 or so. Have any of you ever had this done?
Sorry, I have no idea really except for that he is deffiantally not a Pharoh Hound. Those are extremly rare. I really wouldn't waste my money on a DNA test. He is a dog, and a handsom one too, that is all I would worry about.
 

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The DNA test isn't worth it and I'd venture to guess that your dog would return with very little information as to which breeds are in there. He is probably a *very* mutty mutt. Spend the $150 on something fun, like new toys or training classes.

He is cute, though :)
 

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The DNA test isn't worth it and I'd venture to guess that your dog would return with very little information as to which breeds are in there. He is probably a *very* mutty mutt. Spend the $150 on something fun, like new toys or training classes.
Agreed!

And yes, he is just beyond adorable! Such a smoochable face!
 
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