View Full Version : Any guesses as to what my puppy is mixed with, besides Pyrenees?

11-03-2009, 05:04 PM
I'm curious as to what you guys think - I saw a thread similar to this one recently and it had some pretty insightful ideas.

Anyways, here's a picture of my baby . . . he's got a funny coloration to him, as you can see.




(this last one was in mid-October, he was probably 9 or 10 weeks old)

We've entertained Anatolian, pointer (because of the color), lab, and a whole slew of others, but we can't decide. My vet thinks he's a collie/Pyr mix.

Any ideas? =]

11-03-2009, 05:40 PM
What a beautiful boy! To be honest, I don't really get where the vet sees collie. What's the vet basing that off of?

11-03-2009, 07:00 PM
Well, he tells me it's because of his nose and his white paws, but I said hey, wait a minute . . . Boxers have white paws . . . lol. He might just be farting into the wind, so to speak. =] And thank you, we think he's beautiful too! =]

11-04-2009, 05:57 AM
Just a guess but a little jack russell.
Don't mind my spelling

11-04-2009, 09:12 AM
Okay, I'll give my two cents here too :) I don't see much collie either. Collies have skinnier, longer legs and fairly light boned. Also, your pup seems to have fairly short coat, and collie/pyr would definitely have a full coat. But of course there is the smooth collie, but then those are very rare.

I can see the pointer as a possibility because of the colors. But what about his ears, it looks like they're coming up a bit? If those ears are coming up, then collie could be a possibility or even a heeler. A heeler, a red heeler for example, would possibly lead to the colors.

11-04-2009, 10:03 AM
Heeler would also account for the size perfectly, don't you think Jewel?
One of the pictures has a shoe lying near by, and I used that for size comparison.
An 8 week collie would be the same size at your pup, so if it's a collie/pyr it should be bigger due to the pyr.

11-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Ha! I used the foot with the red toe nails to guage the size of the pup :p

11-04-2009, 12:40 PM
Ha! Those are my toes, he's looking at them like he wants to eat them, lol. In the toes picture he's about 12 weeks - the shoe one was him as about 8.

A red heeler would have been my guess, too - I think he'll be quite a bit bigger than a heeler, though. Here are the other two puppies - they look like either blue heelers or pointers to me, too. My baby was the only red and white puppy out of them.



Is it possible for the puppies to be heeler or pointer mixes but have totally different colors? I'm thinking like with boxers, if both of the parents are fawn, all the puppies will be fawn . . . but a pyr and a heeler?

Thanks for all the input so far, everyone! =D

11-04-2009, 01:23 PM
A litter of heelers can contain blue pups and red pups, so yes, the heeler gene can result in both red and blue coloring. The tiny spots on the siblings strongly suggest heelers. But the siblings resemble border collies too with the masks on their faces.

Well, now you watch for whether he becomes interested in staring at birds or nipping at your heels :D

11-04-2009, 01:27 PM
I looked at a few heeler breeder sites and this is what one had to say:
"How it usually works:
My red female throws a combination of red and blue pups (bred to my blue male)
My blue female will throw all blues(bred to my blue male)."
So within heelers, there can definitely be mixed color litters.

11-04-2009, 03:44 PM
Looks like the dog from that Show Wishbone I used to watch as a kid anybody know what im talken about lol?

11-04-2009, 03:48 PM
Wishbone is a jack russell. Kenny, you have the same thought as hosselliott!

11-04-2009, 04:06 PM
not to be too funny but have you tried a bath? Maybe he just got into the cinnamon? LOL

11-04-2009, 07:31 PM
Lol! Quite the contrary, his spots are getting darker and darker!

Some interesting thoughts - Jack Russell is an interesting one . . .

07-12-2012, 10:21 AM
he is a cutie pie , i am also wondering myself mine used to be a ball of fluff but not anymore i am guesing she is mixed with someting else i have not gotten any answers ...the one with the badger marks

07-12-2012, 12:04 PM
LOL, that's a 2 1/2 year old thread you're replying to :p

Your pup looks like Reba, here's her album:

07-12-2012, 12:56 PM
LOL, that's a 2 1/2 year old thread you're replying to :p

Ya but they are all still fun Jewel :D


07-12-2012, 01:57 PM
She does totally look like Reba!

07-12-2012, 01:58 PM
but not as fluffy:(

Lou Lou
07-12-2012, 02:38 PM
Looks a little bit like Linsul's Ahsoka too?

07-12-2012, 04:23 PM
but not as fluffy:(

How old is she?

Would you believe that this:

Grew up to become this:

They go through a stages. One day you have a cute fluffy puppy then one morning you wake up to something with an afro and looks like they are going to be short haired to wake up again another morning to a dog with a coat that is fluffy and shedding all over your floor.

07-13-2012, 04:37 AM
in that pic 3 months ....thats good to know

07-13-2012, 08:14 AM
Missy started her what we called awkward stage at about 3 months the first picture was her at 4 months where I swear I thought she would be short haired forever then at around probably 7 months I woke up and she was starting to get fluffy. Now she is as fluffy as she can get considering I live where it's fairly warm.

Thankfully for me when Missy was going through this stage other board members had dogs going through the same thing. So it eased my mind.

07-13-2012, 09:38 AM
i love the thick furry coat :)

07-13-2012, 03:28 PM
i love the thick furry coat :)

Me too. I wish Missy would have a furrier coat but, hey I can't complain she has feathers and is fluffy.

08-15-2012, 06:16 PM
Hey guys!

I know it's been a couple years, but here he is all grown up and adult-ish. What d'you think? I just can't figure out what the eff he is... but he's a big sweetheart and I love him just the same. :)





nick's spirit
08-15-2012, 06:24 PM
I'll get real exotic & say Catahoola Leopard Mix!!

08-15-2012, 09:09 PM
Looks like a Pyr/Australian Cattle Dog to me personally. I say that because, I have worked on one who looks almost identical to him. Either way he is cute.