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

tuzdayschild
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5 months ago

I don't care what she's supposed to be, she's adorable.

Donna Leske
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5 months ago

And healthier. We had a purebred Yorkie, lived to 15, smart, cute, great dog, but everything that could go wrong with his tiny body did.

Yvette Huggins
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5 months ago

"I'm a tiny pitiful yorkie. Only snacks can help me." 😂💕

Jim Kang
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5 months ago

Looks a little bit like Benjie.

melbfk
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5 months ago

She's got incredible markings. She's a keeper.

Lynn Hussey
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5 months ago

Pretty darn cute!

Nana To 2 Boys
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5 months ago

She is Adorable!!!

ChyAnne Blouin
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4 months ago

Looks like my friends dachshund- yorkie mix; they call feet a Dorkie!

AnnieLaurie Burke
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5 months ago

She's adorable!

Sharon Madsen
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5 months ago

She's adorable, and sure looks like she has Yorkie in her.

Mike Rodrick
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5 months ago

What a sweet face!

Katherine Lake
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5 months ago

She's darling!

Joyce Deering
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5 months ago

Honestly one of the cutest dog I have ever seen. What a doll! Looks like Benji.

Liz Sahlin
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1 month ago

Ahhhh!!! It’s adorable!!!

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

A very adorable pup, lucky you !!!

Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

Yorkie schmorkie... a good mixed breed. Healthier and gorgeous. :)

Mumof1
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5 months ago

she's Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire all rolled into one adorable pooch

Pamela Scott
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5 months ago

Makes me think of Benji! Super cute!

Kat Rogers
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5 months ago

SO CUTE!

Sue Sanders
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5 months ago

She looks so SWEET! What a beauty primrose.

Jacquelyn Baker
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5 months ago

She's adorable. Definitely an upgrade.

Ana M
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5 months ago

A very beautiful big Yorkshire.

Caroline Overill
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5 months ago

She is sooooo gorgeous. I would love one but puss (who is no longer sleeping on my bed because I cough too much) would object.

Sandy Townzen
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5 months ago

My roommate has a Yorkie. He looks exactly like a Yorkie should look....except he's twice the size a Yorkie should be.

Teresa Groth
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5 months ago

I am sorry you didn’t get the breed you wanted but you are really blessed to have this cutie in your home!

Christine M Quigley
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5 months ago

What a darling face!! So cute!!

Hana Abera
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5 months ago

she looks like a german shepherd in the body of a canaan puppy. I want him.

Gitta Landgraf
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5 months ago

I WOULD CUDDLE HIM ALL THE TIME...……..

Pavel Dana
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5 months ago

sweeet

Diana Jean Mungcal
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5 months ago

ERMAGAD!!!! THAT FACE!!!! ♥️

Claire Armstrong
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5 months ago

So cute! Yorkshire's are really yappy wee dogs. You have the best of both worlds here lol

Maggie Dougherty
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5 months ago

Simply gorgeous, and sweet looking.❤️❤️

Barbara Stewart
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5 months ago

So cute.

Petah Saxby
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5 months ago

omg she is like my baby <3

Sue Knerl
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5 months ago

Pure mutt.

Angell Harding
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5 months ago

Definitely has a lot of Yorkie in her. Mixed breeds are so beautiful.

Nayeli Ortiz
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5 months ago

looks like some sort of yorkie mix

Pam Hautamaki
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5 months ago

We have a Yorkshire and I think dachshund same marking as yorkie,just longgggg🦴❤️

Christine Myers
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5 months ago

Cute

Sel Bonda
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5 months ago

And, she understood what you just said!

PanditoBandito
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5 months ago

BEST caption ever. 💜

Romju Dinh
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5 months ago

Omg ! I have the same story and the same looking dog

Vick Selvig
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5 months ago

Well she definitely has the face of a Yorkie but I really can't see the rest of her very well but she's adorable

Carol Knouse
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5 months ago

Looks like my Benji. Was told he was a Yorker but clearly isn’t!

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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 😂

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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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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