What is my dog?
July 18, 2012 8:39 AM Subscribe
Can you please suggest what my mixed breed dog
might be a mix of? Bonus points if you don't say "German Shepherd".
posted by Kriesa to Pets & Animals (45 answers total)
When I adopted my pup 15 years ago, the shelter put him down as being a "shepherd mix". Mostly, he looks like village dogs in documentaries of 3rd world countries, where the dogs have probably never been any particular breed. But it didn't seem important, and, sure, I guess his face and body shape is shepherd-ish enough.
But now we are looking at moving to Boston, and some apartments that allow dogs do not allow German Shepherds. Since this is all just guesswork anyway, I'd appreciate some guessing that was more in my favor as a potential tenant!
I assume that landlords don't want dogs who are into guarding, or are aggressive, which Shadow totally isn't. We could be robbed blind and he'd just wag his tail, if he woke up at all. Also, he weighs 40 lbs., if that's any help with possible breed guessing.