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 😂

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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.

Karen Lyon
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5 months ago

And 100 percent adorbs! That face, I just can't.

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

She's FABULOUS! Love a scruffy mutt.

NQ L
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5 months ago

Even better.

April Grantham
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5 months ago

cute! I can definitely see that Jack personality with curls lol 😆 I have a jack Russell terrier and Idk if he's mixed with something or not but I haven't done a test yet but either way I'd love him regardless.

Alex Bailey
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5 months ago

I don't know why people test. Who cares what these gorgeous doggos are?!!

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Natalie Blenkhorn
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5 months ago

Clever and feisty!

Yvette Huggins
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5 months ago

100% floof is SPOT ON Jo Choto!!! A smiling ball of FLOOF! 💛🐾🐾😁

Berit-Bärbel Rebane
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5 months ago

Jackdoodle

Michelle Chevalier
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5 months ago

But that face...too cute

Kat Rogers
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5 months ago

OOOOH, NO WAAAY... EEEEEEEE OMG~CUTENESS OVERLOAD! SHE'S A BRAND STINKIN NEW BREED CALLED:A FUCKING ADORB~DOG 🐕 THEE CUTENESS OVER~LORD! ALL HAIL PURRINCESS FLUFFY MCFLOOFNESS!👑 ok, I feel better now...

Ash WolfGang
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5 months ago

Awwwwww so adorable

Missy Davis
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1 month ago

Bet she’s smart

Liz Sahlin
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1 month ago

And how perfect wasn’t that blend made?!

Pam Jones
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3 months ago

So cute!

Christine Biasi
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4 months ago

A jackapoo

sharron lynn parsons
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5 months ago

Extremely adorable !!!

Avery S Alberico
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5 months ago

Anyone hungry? *raises one paw, Anyone sleepy? *raises the same paw, Anyone highly overweight? *RAISES ALL 4 PAWS

Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

Better you got a mix... healthier all round. Also not brachycephalic, so it won't have the issues that come with it.

Ira Olsen
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5 months ago

A smart hyper fluff ball. love it

Mumof1
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5 months ago

Fluffball

Lisa Glans
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5 months ago

It's a "Puzzle" (PUdel+jack ruSSELL) So cute name for this mix.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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5 months ago

That ain't a dog. It's a piece of heart!

Kim Lorton
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5 months ago

Smart, energetic and fast! And totally adorable!

Pobin Rice
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5 months ago

Better

Pascale Pierloot
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5 months ago

A Jack Puddle...cute

Sue Sanders
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5 months ago

Maybe a jack-a-poo? Ours is a jack-a-bee (Jack Russel and Beagle). Sweet, obstinant, funny . . .

Ana M
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5 months ago

So fluffy.

CR Harvey
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5 months ago

And 100% cute!

jevais
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5 months ago

That smile ☺ she is lovely. I'd love to cuddle her.

Olivia Masterson
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5 months ago

That looks like my precious pup that died in 2014.

Teresa Groth
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5 months ago

She’s a cutie for sure!

ClaudiaDarla03
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5 months ago

i want it

Faith Nicole
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5 months ago

Shes the cutest little cotton ball 😍

Leesa DeAndrea
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5 months ago

Adorable!

Gitta Landgraf
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5 months ago

BUT WHAT A NICE ONE!!! YOU'RE LUCKY!!!!!!!

Nevi Løvfelt
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5 months ago

She is also as sweet as they come.

Heather Hayllar
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5 months ago

what a honey!

Sue Whare
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5 months ago

Gosh. She looks so much like my dog. I was told he was a bichon X but having had his DNA tested find that he’s ShihTzu, Maltese, chihuahua, and Pekenese mix.

AnnieLaurie Burke
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5 months ago

She is so-o-o-o-o cute!

Allison Woodfill
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5 months ago

She’s adorable

George Hudacko
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5 months ago

Adorable better than either!

Leslie Parker
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5 months ago

How adorable!

Susie Bunn
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5 months ago

sooo dang cute

Susan Mercurio
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5 months ago

Still cute

Rosie Taylor
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5 months ago

I want to kiss that tummy!

Silja Hare
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5 months ago

Oh Lord..... Let's hope she has the IQ of the Jack Russell and the energy of the poodle or you're in for a world of "interesting times"

Jennifer Rasavage
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5 months ago

She looks like my shichon

Angie Chan
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5 months ago

LOL, the same happened to me. The rescue told me that he was a corgi, but after weeks of never wearing the pup out, my vet and I realized he was half JRT. X-D

Sardonic Scribe
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5 months ago

OMG what a sweetie!!!

Christine Myers
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5 months ago (edited)

Wows and interesting. I love Jack Russell. Dog mixed with poodle is adorable cute!

Rebecca Bucholtz
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5 months ago

Very cute!

Tammy Bringloe
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5 months ago

Love her

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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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