What breed is she?

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WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 19:26:21

Hello everyone. I was hoping someone could shed some light onto which breeds my dog might be. She is a stray I adopted 3 years ago, so I have no idea where she came from. I am pretty sure she is a mixed breed though, but cannot put my hand on which. I have had one possible half mentioned to me by a lady who looked after her for a week while I was moving house, as she noticed particular traits of a dog breed she was familiar with, but nothing concrete.
She is a very smart, strong, and sturdy dog. Very good with kids, tolerant of and calm around other dogs; not sure of cats. She is a peacekeeper and defensive of our other younger dog. She weighs about 3.5kg and is ginger throughout except for a white trail running from her chin to her chest. She has a left sided underbite. Pictures attached. Thank you in advance.

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fivedogstofeed Mon 28-Jan-19 19:30:27

I would guess shitzhu x
Very cute! smile

Coronapop Mon 28-Jan-19 19:32:40


Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Mon 28-Jan-19 19:34:45

Not sure but I know a good orthodontist!!

rytonsister Mon 28-Jan-19 19:38:20

She's defo a cross....King Charles cav x Yorkshire terrier maybe? Something like that ....

Bohbell Mon 28-Jan-19 19:38:53

Ahh, she looks like a jack Russel with her short hair and a shitzu cross with her long hair.

halulat Mon 28-Jan-19 19:39:02

Part yorkie?
Her face and body shape look similar to my rescue Yorkie ( who may or may not be crossed with something else- some people have thought he bears resemblance to shitzus too) although not so much her colouring.


WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 20:00:51

Thanks for the responses. I have done a search for shih tzu and mixes; she does look like them, especially with short hair.
That's if these pics are reliable. Here's hoping and she is a Shih Tzu mix.

Halulat I agree about the colouring.

April I had a good laugh lol

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Isitweekendyet Mon 28-Jan-19 20:04:05

I'd say she's mixed breed, not mongrel - her face is too distinguished.

Definitely Shih Tzu in her.
Possibly Beagle, Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Chihuahua in her? Even a bit of Westie maybe?

How tall is she?

friskybivalves Mon 28-Jan-19 20:09:22

She looks jolly Griffin Bruxellois to me.

friskybivalves Mon 28-Jan-19 20:10:28

Grrr Griffon. Autocorrect.

friskybivalves Mon 28-Jan-19 20:11:00

Right colour too.

Honey2468 Mon 28-Jan-19 20:36:40

I see Lhasa apso but she could be any of the above!

WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 22:31:30

Honey I am seeing the Lhasa Apso too.. wow..

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WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 22:32:11

Lhasa Apso + shih tzu

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WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 22:39:12

Shih tzu.. similarities to both and mix..

Frisky The person I mentioned spent a week with her said the same; she reminds her of a Brussels Griffon. Her personality, body, and colouring. The face is of course different, but she is clearly mixed, so..

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WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 22:42:36

Frisky This is a Brussels Griffon + Lhasa Apso. Also looks like her.

So, Shin Tzu, Lhasa Also, Brussels Griffon. I have a terrier and he is quite different. I looked at crosses of other breeds mentioned but these 3 or a mix of two any 2 of them look most like her. What are all your thoughts?! Thanks again everyone.

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WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 22:45:24

Pics didn't upload

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Ihaventgottimeforthis Mon 28-Jan-19 22:47:16

Chihuahua in there somewhere.

PennyMordauntsLadyBrain Mon 28-Jan-19 22:52:28

There’s a company called Wisdom Panel which is basically the doggy equivalent to those dna kits people use to do their family tree. It apparently can tell you what breakdown of breeds your dog is if it’s a mix.

I’m paying for one for my pal’s 30th as she’s always scratching her head trying to work out what he’s made up of!

WhosthatdogNahnahnahnahnah Mon 28-Jan-19 22:59:43

Isitweekend Not sure atm. I will do a rough measure tomorrow.

Penny Interesting. I will check that out. Thank you very much

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DogDaysAreRover Mon 28-Jan-19 23:07:57

Perhaps a bit of Norfolk Terrier?

confusednorthner Mon 28-Jan-19 23:10:22

I was then going to say she's got a look of my in laws Norfolk terrier!

popcornwizard Mon 28-Jan-19 23:12:09

I think it's a shit poo - bit offensive but basically poodle x shih tzu. They often seem to have a deformed jaw.

Paddingtonthebear Mon 28-Jan-19 23:17:52

Don’t think that’s a shih tzu x poodle cross. I have one and they don’t look similar. Ours doesn’t have a deformed jaw either hmm

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