Imagine you finally get the pupper of your dreams. Lassie comes home, the days go by, and then you realize your dorkie chorkie looks kinda different. At some point, you have to tell yourself—ma doggo is everything except a collie.

But you’re not alone. In fact, there are too many pet owners out there who had their expectations hit with a reality check after their puppers grew up. From believing you got a cocker spaniel to raising a wiener dog, these people got heckin’ bamboozled! In the end, the breed is just a name and these woofers are even more adorable!

But in order to find out why breed confusion is so common, Bored Panda contacted Antonio Diaz, a dog trainer and behavior specialist based in Las Vegas. Scroll down for an interview below!

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He’s a hound mix... they said. He will be 45 lbs max... they said. They didn’t say he was mixed with Great Dane. And that he would be 45 lbs when he was 4 months old. Loki is now a comfortable 100lbs.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

OMG he is beautiful.

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

A majestic beast!

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Andres Tejeda
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5 months ago

looks like a giant greyhound.

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“It happens all the time!” said Antonio Diaz about puppers growing up into dogs of a seemingly completely different breed. The K9 dog trainer gives a few reasons for this. First, “people aren’t doing their research on the breeder.” Second, “a low price on a 'purebred dog' blinds some of us, and you get caught in a scam.” If it’s too good to be true, “you know the rest,” explained Antonio.

Antonio believes that most of these dogs “come from backyard breeders.” In order to avoid confusion later, people should “always ask to see the parents of the puppies AND previous litters.” He warns that if the parents “aren’t’ available, it’s a red flag and you should run.”

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

That's a nice border collie mix!

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She was supposed to be a yorkshire. Turned out better than what we asked for

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natie marie
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5 months ago

You definatly upgraded

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

Started off spaniel, finished up as Tramp, from Lady and the Tramp.

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Dogs tend to change their looks as they grow older. “They have an undercoat that grows as they get older. Different patterns and colors of fur start to develop and grow in.” As a result, your dog could literally transform his looks with time. “This is what happened with my own German shepherd. She was dark in her face as a puppy and got lighter as she aged,” said Antonio.

In fact, it happens in humans too. “Young children can have blonde hair and end up being brunet as adults. Our eye colors sometimes change too.”

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The shelter said boxer mix. After doing Wisdom Panel, we found out he's 50% American Staffordshire Terrier, 12.5% Australian Shepherd, 12.5% Australian Cattle Dog, 12.5% Mastiff (😳) and 12.5% other. 77 lbs of good boy.

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Mike Crow
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5 months ago

What about the dog?

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Laugh or not
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5 months ago

Hello Darkness, my old friend. You are the cutest, in this Land.

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

Until the corgi came along.

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My “purebred chihuahua”. The vet says 1/2 chihuahua and 1/2 yorkshire terrier. I love my dorkie chorkie

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JessG
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5 months ago

"Dorky chorkie" lol

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Lotus Flower
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5 months ago

Thanks for loving her/him regardless. They look content.

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My handsome "maltese x fox terrier" boy. No idea what breeds are in there but he is amazing regardless

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

That he's amazing is all that matters - and what dog isn't amazing?

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My “50 lb lab mix” grew into a sweet, beautiful 85 lb Rottweiler/boxer! Wouldn’t have her any other way. Pictured with my mom on her natural habitat (the lap).

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

When a dog comes from a shelter a lot of the time they are only guessing.

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Our ‘full blooded’ mini dachshund.

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5 months ago

Love the tail, it is vibrating with Joy 😂

Yvette Huggins
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5 months ago

I'm in NC. Still pretty sure than she could hear me if I called her! 💕🐾🐾💕

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Pixie
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5 months ago

Those ears 😀

Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

They look like Corgi ears!!

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Nicki
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5 months ago

That looks exactly like my dog, Dobby, and he is a Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund) !

Samantha Lomb
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5 months ago

Chihuahua mix for sure

jknbt jknbt
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5 months ago

my dachshund had ears like that for a while after he chewed through the TV cord.

My O My
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5 months ago

😂

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C Bragg
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5 months ago

Looks like a miniature pinscher!

Ashley Harrold
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5 months ago

Reminds me of our old dog Ginger. She was a Dachshund/Corgi.

Rissie
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5 months ago

Must have great reception with those ears :)

Bored Silly
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5 months ago

And part helicopter

Rosie Taylor
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5 months ago

Dachshund/Minpin cross - just like my little one, only mine has slightly smaller floppy Doxie ears. Best little wubble in the whole wide world [that is because she is now fast asleep in her crate!]

Andrea Anthony
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5 months ago

That is totally a Chiweenie

Christine Myers
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5 months ago

I think he is Chiweenie too

Kat Rogers
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5 months ago

FULL~BLOODED Mini Dachshund/Chihuahua FER SURE! AAAND 100% CUTE AS A BUG'S EAR'S BUTTON!! {Where did THOSE Sayings Come From, anyway?! I know... Google IT!}

Christine Robertson
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5 months ago

There’s definitely Miniature Pinscher in there 🥰

Dianna Siever
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5 months ago

Bought a Bratwurst , served a Chorizo.

Liz Sahlin
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1 month ago

I’m quite amazed over those gigantic parabola ears some dogs in this article has! And the stand straight up! Without any support!

Lex Roth
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2 months ago

He looks like he's about to say" yo quiero taco bell"

Jinka Bloom
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3 months ago

CHIWEENIE!! 💗 We have one too. 🥰

Ashley Conover
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4 months ago

Love them

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

A sweetheart !!!

Merlyn Emrys
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5 months ago

That's a Chorizo! (mexican sausage. Chihuahua/Dachshund)

Jinka Bloom
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3 months ago

Lol! I haven’t heard that term. 😂 We have one too- she’s a chiweenie. 💗

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GAYGURL69PLEASE
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5 months ago

yeah... thats a chihuahua

Ira Olsen
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5 months ago

the prefect mini dog. love the antenna tail

Carol Working
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5 months ago

His super power is his tail

Mumof1
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5 months ago

Those ears! Are you sure eh's not 75% bat?

Vickie Hernandez Cordray
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5 months ago

Chiweenie

Beatriz Rosales
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5 months ago

Ay chiguagua

Slune
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5 months ago

Wiener- Bat mix

Michael Krog
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5 months ago

💡 💡 attach your pedometer to his tail and brag to your friends that you ran 1,000 miles in a day.

katboxjanitor
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5 months ago

Depends on what this dear pup was compared to....mini could be right.

Ana M
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5 months ago

So, the engine is in full.

Lily Mae Kitty
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5 months ago

so adorable.

CR Harvey
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5 months ago

Full? Of life any way.

Renee Schreader
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5 months ago

it's a Chaweenie. I have one and he is so much fun.

Karen Lyon
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5 months ago

Do you think there's a bit of papillon in there somewhere?

Cathy Proctor
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5 months ago

my breed is "happy baby"

STress the Terrible
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5 months ago

Well, dachshund is among his ancestors... (one small brownie, pretty much like him, is at the moment sleeping between my legs...)

Teresa Groth
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5 months ago

He is loved and happy!,

Gaylita Dunaway
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5 months ago

Looks like a Chiweenie

Gaylita Dunaway
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5 months ago

Looks like a chiweenie

Barbara Jones
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5 months ago

Awww! It's a Chiweenie :)

Faith Nicole
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5 months ago (edited)

That tail 🤣🥰 this puppers is full of love. And those ears ❣ i love this pup

Gitta Landgraf
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5 months ago

A GOOD LISTENER FOR SURE!!!

Anne McCartney
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5 months ago

There’s a bit of Jrt in there!

Claire Armstrong
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5 months ago

So cute

Sara Berrino
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5 months ago

I feel ya. Asset-6-5e...56-png.jpg Asset-6-5e96d79f77556-png.jpg

Ang.stl
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5 months ago

That is 100% Scrappy Doo!! I don’t know what breed he was, but it was the same as this one!!

arjelio mas
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5 months ago

That dog reminded me of a dog that lived next door for a while. She was a Dachshund/Pit Bull mix. She was the funniest looking dog but I loved her like crazy! She could bite me so hard I'd see stars. She was built like a tank. It took a while to get over that dog when those people moved away.

Pamela E Brueckner
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5 months ago

One parent was definitely full blooded...2nd parent maybe a drop of dachshund blood. Love the ears

Sue Knerl
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5 months ago

Rat terrier and dachshund. A Rat hund

melbfk
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5 months ago

Looks like pure love

AnnieLaurie Burke
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5 months ago

Chidachie?

Tina Harbour
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5 months ago

full blooded with a rumor of deer chihuahua

Nayeli Ortiz
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5 months ago

Ay chihuahua!

Kelle Fathers
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5 months ago

Look at those ears! "That's my mama! "

Colleen Brown
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5 months ago

Haha I have a black one that looks just like that!

Pam Hautamaki
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5 months ago

From Mexico?lol

Tes Glyssane
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5 months ago

there's a doxie in there somewhere

CARMEN FLORES
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5 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous. And those ears!

JULIE B.
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5 months ago

Can you say Chihuahua?

Leslie Parker
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5 months ago

Those ears!

Michael Cranford
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5 months ago

I had a flashback when I saw that strobing tail!

JuJu
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5 months ago

can it fly?

Darko Pešić
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5 months ago

LOOK AT HIM!! FCKING LOOK AT HIM!! HIS LOOK IS LIKE A HANDFULL OF LOVE, AND THE TAIL OMYGOOD I WANNA PET HIM SO BADLY

Sandra Hamilton
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5 months ago

Chihuahua in there somewhere

dionne clemons
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5 months ago

I have what I call a "WeeniePin Chorkie"

Vick Selvig
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5 months ago

That's a chihuahua/dachshund

Tara B
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5 months ago

He knows where Taco Bells are

NanZ
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5 months ago

It has magnificent wears too! I have to agree that it has to have a lot of Chihuahua in it!! Cute

Ellie H.
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5 months ago

Definitely some chihuahua in there.. So cute!

Emily Hendren
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5 months ago

It's a chiweenie! I have one too

Autumn Walton
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5 months ago

Chihuahua mix and hey need to get it's nails cut.

Annaline Loubser
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5 months ago

Oh we also have such a "thorough bred dachshund"... Rather miniature doberman pincher x dachshund. But he is super cool. I want another one of those. I actually think they are better than the real thorough bred dachshunds

Karin Gibson
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5 months ago

Dachsund crossed with Chihuahua

Pretty Pangolin
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5 months ago

Dachshund/chihuahua combo?

Mariana Schneider
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5 months ago

Probably pinscher, not chi

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SAF saf
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5 months ago

AHHHH! I love this mix. I've had two of them so far. So hard to potty train though.

Jennifer Scoons
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5 months ago

We got one of those it's chihuahua and miniature dachshund mix. Love her to death wouldn't change a thing

BrandX Nunya
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5 months ago

Love the blurred tail

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Was told she was a shih tzu come to find she is a poodle jack russel mix.

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

She's 100 percent floof.

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Jo Choto
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She's a Rottwiener.

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I was told he would be a small apartment dog, 4 years and 20 pounds later, still beautiful, still the Love of my life

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

Really beautiful!

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

Half lab, half angry chihuahua.

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This guy was supposed to be a mix between an mini-pincher and a jack russel terrier. He now weighs more than 11kg

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Janine B.
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5 months ago

OMG! What a cutie!!! 😍

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

How could you be disappointed though?

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I told my mom Bunni was a mini dachshund for Christmas now she is about 6-7 months old and 40 pounds lol. Merry Christmas mommy dearest lmao she loves her more then ever though so she is her mini dachshund on steroids lol

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Rissie
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5 months ago (edited)

How in this world can this dog ever be mistaken for a mini dachshund? Even the puppies are very different :) 100 procent good girl, though :)

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Daisy
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Pretty markings :)

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This girl was supposed to be half Rottweiler, half German shepherd. plot twist- her largest percentage is actually CHOW CHOW at 30%, and the rest a mix of Doberman, golden retriever, shepherd, Rottweiler, jack Russell terrier and super mutt.

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Janine B.
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5 months ago

She's beautiful.

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Our Little Girl was speculated to be a Beagle mix. However, I don’t believe I’ve ever met a 70 lb Beagle mix before. But we love her, whatever she is!

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Felix Utterback
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5 months ago

I don't know. I had a beagle/rotweiller mix growing up who was nearly 80 pounds

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Purebred Jack Russell. DNA tests have confirmed Chihuahua with some pomeranian, Jack Russell is 7th down the list of composite breeds next to great Dane

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

He's 100 percent lovable derp.

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BrandX Nunya
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5 months ago

I don't understand people referring to their dogs as "it"

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Linda HS
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5 months ago

Not with that face!

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The collie I got at the shelter he’s the best and I love him just as he is anyways!

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

Pretty markings. Though they love us no matter what we look like so we should do the same.

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This old guy (who sadly had to be put to sleep at the age of seventeen last december), was supposed to be a teacup chihuahua

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

Aw, sad but that's not a bad age at all and he looks such a cutie.

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Half poodle, as confirmed by a DNA test

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago (edited)

I never really understand why people mind what they are once they have them - unless it's for health reasons that they need to find out. They are just themselves - loving dogs. EDIT: for purposes of clarification I don't mean why do people choose a certain type of dog but why do they mind enough to get a dna test after they have them. Seems a waste of money.

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