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This is my new puppy! I got him 3 days ago. He's 8 weeks old, and weighs 13 pounds. His mom was a larger mixed brown dog, and his dad was unknown. Any ideas what he could be a mix of, and any guess on how big he'll get? He's got a spotty tongue and curled tail, so I think there's some chow in him.
 

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Lots of breeds have black on their tongues, doesn't mean chow.
I see simple black lab right now.
 

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Lab with something curly-tailed.

Brady has a curly tail. We think there's some husky in him. So maybe he has some husky?

Sounds like he's a mutty mutt mutt like my lil boy :)
 

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I just got a new puppy too and was told she was a rottie/lab mix. She also has a curled tail which completely throws us off. I think your new puppy definitely has some black lab in him and maybe husky like mentioned above for the curly tail?
 

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The tail curled over the back doesn't mean she has a breed in her for which the correct tails are curled. I've known full lab puppies with tails that curl over the back. In a lot of puppies, it has straightened out as they hit 6 or so months. If it doesn't straighten, its not a correct lab tail but the dog is still all lab.
 

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The tail curled over the back doesn't mean she has a breed in her for which the correct tails are curled. I've known full lab puppies with tails that curl over the back. In a lot of puppies, it has straightened out as they hit 6 or so months. If it doesn't straighten, its not a correct lab tail but the dog is still all lab.
Yeah, my Lab (purebred but not AKC registered) had a curled tail.
 

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Obi's tail pointed up when I first got him (not curled) but has straightened out and points down now. He's a JRT x.

I see lab.
 

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Here are some updated pics at nearly 15 weeks. He's 15.5 inches tall and weighs 29 lbs. I'm so interested because I would like to know how big he'll grow up to be. At the park he was the same size as a 6 month old female boxer, and the same as a 5 month old male boxer. The male boxer did have much heavier bones, though.

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I'd say he'd be around 60lbs full grown. Falcor was 35lbs when we got him at 4 months and he weighs 88lbs at the moment (though he is looking a little chubby.)

And those boxers sound really small for their breed. o_O

Oh and I agree with everyone else, all I see is lab.
 

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Additionally, many docked breeds have tails that curl over their back when the tail is left on. Dobes, Rotts, Schnauzers, Cockers, it's the only way to get the correct tailset of a docked tail.
 

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Looks like a lab mix. I agree with Allyfally, I'd guess he'll probably end up in the 60-70ish pound range. (Roughly, doubling the weight at 16 weeks will give you some idea although it sometimes underestimates larger breeds' adult weight IMO.)
 
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