Guess the breed?

(14 Posts)
thelastwingedthing Sun 20-Nov-16 08:13:33

We got a new foster dog yesterday. He's too big for us to adopt and keep forever but he's a real sweetheart. Hopefully a forever home is just around the corner for him. The rescue has him down as a staghound cross, based on his coat. The question is, cross what? He's not huge - his shoulders are at the level of my knee and I'm only 5' 6". Any guesses?

Noitsnotteatimeyet Sun 20-Nov-16 08:19:04

He looks a bit like a very tall border terrier?

Wombat87 Sun 20-Nov-16 08:26:44

I'd say a terrier crossed with something big!
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Maybe crossed with a lab or retriever? Lovely looking sook tho smile

IEatCannibals Sun 20-Nov-16 08:30:44

Border terrier x collie.

FenellaMaxwell Sun 20-Nov-16 08:33:02

Border for sure. And lab?

thelastwingedthing Sun 20-Nov-16 08:36:48

Sook is right! He just climbed into my lap for a cuddle. I'd be happier about that if he'd been allowed to have a bath yet. Stitches out tomorrow then it's into the tub with him!

I thought he looked like a border terrier too, but they're rare around here. You occasionally see a wire-haired JRT or GWP but most of the wiry crossbreeds here have staghound somewhere in their makeup. They're popular pigging dogs, especially when bred with bull arabs or bull mastiffs. I think he's too small for that particular mix though.

BigGreenOlives Sun 20-Nov-16 08:39:09

Border terrier/wolf? That's a joke. Lovely swishy tail. Could be a Cairn terrier crossed with one of your local crossbreeds, they have teddy bear faces too.

Secretspillernamechange Sun 20-Nov-16 08:39:16

V cute smile.

If you cover up the terrier head then I see the hindquarters and tail of a German shepherd.

Would be a weird cross but explains the height, I'm going border x shepherd

Bubble2bubble Sun 20-Nov-16 10:24:44

Goodness, genuinely no idea but he's fab!
Bit of pointer maybe..

Floralnomad Sun 20-Nov-16 11:12:32

I agree with pp as soon as I looked at him I thought German shepherd X border terrier , that most definitely looks like a shepherd tail / back end .Very handsome .

Shambolical1 Mon 21-Nov-16 16:41:48

Do you see wheaten terriers in your part of the world (I'm guessing Australia by the dog types and activities mentioned!)? I'm wondering if he's wheaten/gsd.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 23-Nov-16 10:09:46

Border terrier/GSD mix

Shriek Sat 26-Nov-16 16:47:19

Border x lab (based on bone size the lab bit) without bone and height it'd be border. So thats my two-penneth. Have they not done genetic test. It'd interesting to find out out. Shame he'll be moving on and we'll never know!

ItsMehAgain Sun 27-Nov-16 17:04:21

After 5 years of wondering about our rescue dog we did this:
www.amazon.co.uk/Wisdom-Panel-Insights-Dog-Test/dp/B00G334QXU/ryef=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480265964&sr=8-1&keywords=Dog+DNA
and the result was amazing and made perfect sense. I never even knew there was such a thing!

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