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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2 months ago

OMG he is beautiful.

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

A majestic beast!

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Andres Tejeda
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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

You definatly upgraded

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2 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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2 months ago

What about the dog?

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Laugh or not
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2 months ago

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

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

Until the corgi came along.

Pretty Pangolin
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2 months ago

Congratulations, you've adopted an ancient Egyptian god.

Amanda Sherland
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2 months ago

It's a picorgi bull!

Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

It's a bat mix!

Jackie Day
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2 months ago

Can he fly in a strong wind?

Monty Is Fiennes
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2 months ago

Those ears!!!!

Capermom
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2 months ago

He's the cutest, though...

NanZ
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2 months ago

You are lucky! Magnificent ears and personality is what I see!

Donna Leske
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2 months ago

It's great grandfather's neighbor was friends with a pit bull.

Nadine
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2 months ago

I'll bet he listens well, tho.

Lotus Flower
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2 months ago

Chiweenie!

Terri Smith
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2 months ago

Bat man needs a side kick.

Bogdan Bănuț
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2 months ago

looks more like a bat than a pitbull!

Kim Decsi
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2 months ago

Bat dog!!! 😂😂🦇🦇

Vick Selvig
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2 months ago

A PitBull with wings

mr toto
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2 months ago

haha, clearly a bear cub

Kat Rogers
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2 months ago

Yes, Actually HE IIIS! It's A VERY RARE Breed... A FLYING BIT PULL! Their Ears RUN IN A CIRCULAR MOTION, LIKE A 🚁! 😂 OMG, SOOO CUTE!

Flavia Slag
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2 months ago

Can he fly? So cute.

mark beatty
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2 months ago

Corgi fox terrier mix possibly

Christine Myers
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2 months ago

Looks like a pitbull mixed with something else, lol

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Those ears !!!

Stephen Rodda
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2 months ago

Podengo pequeno?

Carol Burt
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2 months ago

Got to say he does have terrier in him.

Kay DeLong
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2 months ago

Those ears look part bat.

Shilo Sulda
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2 months ago

Those ears alone just won my heart

Gail Huddleston
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2 months ago

It appears to be crossed with a bat.

Paul Jordan
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2 months ago

Should be bloody thankful actually

Pamela Scott
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2 months ago

Mini pit not sure there is any bull there though very cute!

Callie Ge
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2 months ago

That’s Bat Dog.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

The Vampire Pit Bull!

Casey Hardiman
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2 months ago

THOSE EARS!

Beatriz Rosales
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2 months ago

A rabbit ears pitbull 🥰🥰🥰

Pascale Pierloot
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2 months ago

Looks like Yoda had something to do with it? He may be a Jedi Warior, the force is strong with this one!

Sue Sanders
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2 months ago

Pitbull fits - the ears just add to the character. Love him forever, anyway.

Viki Banaszak
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2 months ago

I love his ears! Such a cutie!

katboxjanitor
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2 months ago

Looks a bit like a corgi and a low-riding pibble got really familiar with each other. LOVE those ears!!!

Ana M
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2 months ago

Because of the... what?

backatya
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2 months ago

didn't ever look like a pit bull

Anna roberts
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2 months ago

Those ears!!! Oh my lord that would be one hard to resist face

Susann Campbell
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2 months ago

Never have seen a puppy pit have you.

Cindy Davis
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2 months ago

his ears are pit bull LOL

Kimberley Thomas
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2 months ago

The underbelly looks Pitbull oriented. I want those ears. What gene of a dog is that? My youngest cat Smokey had big ears ala Gizmo the Gremlin that I told him not to grow into. Of course, he did anyway.

Michelle Stehle
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2 months ago

My girl looks the same way!! Check out 'ibizan hound' the ears are non negotiable!!:)

Caroline Driver
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2 months ago

Might have some Pharoah hound in there too

Don Lott
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2 months ago

We took a 'found' red-nosed Pit Bull pup in for shots and the vet said---"It's a Lab"---thinking that we might be fearful of a Pit. 'Rosey' turned out to be as gently as a lamb and has slept with us now for 6 years---being part of the pack.

ClaudiaDarla03
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2 months ago

its so cute, i love him

Ginny Swart
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2 months ago

You won, though!

Cathy Coyer
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2 months ago

You just mis-heard....

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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2 months ago

Pit Corgi

Faith Nicole
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2 months ago

Omg those ears 🥰 such a cute little thing. Probably is mixed with a pittie and corgi maybe?

Wilma Sliwiak
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2 months ago

Whose ears are those?!

Andrea Brants-Bragg
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2 months ago

Beautiful pup... looks like lots of corgi in there, must be a smart little pooch. That face!! :)

CincyReds
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2 months ago

Those adorable ears!

Dawn Everly
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2 months ago

It's a Corgi-Bull! Or A Pittigi....

Gitta Landgraf
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2 months ago

FAKE NEWS!!! BUT NICE ONES!!!

Bleu Andersen
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2 months ago

Certainly has a pibble face. Pibbles are the BEST dogs. So smart and gentle, generous and loyal. I pray every single one is freed from bondage of unscrupulous people and unjust laws.

Claire Armstrong
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2 months ago

Is he going to grow into those ears at some point lol! He reminds me of my Bengal kitten, he's 10 months now and has finally started growing into his big bat ears lol! So cute (the doggie I mean, but Ziggy is cute too, especially when he's sleeping lol)

Heather Hayllar
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2 months ago

Much nicer than a pit bull

arjelio mas
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2 months ago

It looks like there's some Australian Cattle dog in that puppy,

Maggie Dougherty
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2 months ago

He/she is beautiful! I LOVE his markings.❤️❤️

Ria Moncada
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2 months ago

It's a mini Pit with large, very cute large ears =)

Stacey Grant
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2 months ago

Corgi Bull

Melody Barnoski
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2 months ago

Too cute! Those ears are perfect!

Lori Tosh-Vigil
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2 months ago

Love his or her ears! Very cute little face ❤️

Tascha Aveloo
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2 months ago

He is terribly cyhuute tho🥰🥰🥰

Sheila Ryan
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2 months ago

Lol, but cute!!

Teresa Rodden
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2 months ago

😂

Mary Jaye
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2 months ago

you were lucky.

Silja Hare
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2 months ago

Well..... Could still be..... Have you measured his hang time and glide ratio? Pibbles have a shorter glide distance compared to vertical bounce.

Heather Menard
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2 months ago

good thing

Rebecca Bucholtz
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2 months ago

Aren't you the lucky one! Very cute

Paarul Sood
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2 months ago

I have his brother. I was told he is a chihuahua. He is 24 lbs now

Bonnie Engebretsen
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2 months ago

Pit bull and sneaky neighbors dog

Id row
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2 months ago

I'm just glad you didn't have his ears cut off like so many do with pits. It should be illegal.

Martti Laurson
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2 months ago

Yes, Pitbull is bald and usually wears sunglasses. And sings of course. Odd you did not see the difference

స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
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2 months ago

Better than a pit bull.

Katinka Min
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2 months ago

There seesm to ba a bit of a pit in there. Plus a lot of bat. <3

panda to nobody
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2 months ago

Another "It"?

Laura Roberts
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2 months ago

We have a corgi pit bull in the family! She is stubborn and smart!

Alice Laughs
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2 months ago

This is easily the most ridiculous dog I have ever seen.

Elina Kuusisto
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2 months ago

CUTIE!!!

jknbt jknbt
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2 months ago

but can it help your kid with freshman calculus?

Karin Gibson
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2 months ago

Corgi XJack Russell

marc lobato
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2 months ago

I have a pit corgi mix awesome wonderful dog.

Yvette Huggins
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2 months ago

He IS part pit bull tho! I'm the " crazy pit bull lady" w/25+yrs of pit (& many others during my time) rescue/foster/rehab/mommy/bestie.....

3ke
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2 months ago

Still adorable

April Grantham
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2 months ago

I actually do see a little pitty in his face and muzzle. As far as the rest of him? Not so sure.

glowworm2
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2 months ago

I love those ears!

Stille20
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2 months ago

awwww

Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

In fairness I think it might be a Pitt Corgi mix

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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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2 months ago

"Dorky chorkie" lol

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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

She's 100 percent floof.

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Jo Choto
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2 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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2 months ago

Really beautiful!

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Jo Choto
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2 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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2 months ago

OMG! What a cutie!!! 😍

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Jo Choto
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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

He's 100 percent lovable derp.

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BrandX Nunya
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2 months ago

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

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Linda HS
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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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