Can you guess what breed is she, please? :)

Hey guys! I was wondering if you can guess what mixed breed is my doggy? I've been told she kinda looked like a Doberman, a Dalmatian, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, a Beagle, etc... so as you can imagine i'm pretty curious :) There are many pictures in her page :) thanks !! hugs!

Asked by Emily on Jan 16th 2012 Tagged mixedbreedsdalmatiandobermanrhodesianridgebackhuntbeagle in Breeds
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Bruno CGC

Hi there- Emily looks like a really sweet dog.

To me, she looks like a Lab mix (yeah, I know, take the easy answer. :) ) Google "fox red labrador" and you'll get pics of dogs that look like her. She has a lighter body build than most Labs though, so she's probably mixed with a more slender breed like those you mention, the Dobe, Ridgeback, etc.

Really though, dog genetics are complicated and what you see isn't always what you get- the genes for appearance can recombine in strange ways with multiple generations of crossbreeding (which is what most mutts are, not F1 crosses of purebreds.) So I could be way off-base with my guess.

Why not try a DNA test? I've been skeptical of them in the past, but I think they're getting more accurate now.

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Boss Hog

Hi Emily

Your dog looks like a Rhodesian Ridgeback/ Doberman mixed. She has very little if any beagle traits in her, but with a mutt you can NEVER KNOW.

Your dog has common Rhodesian traits, the coloration and body structure, but this coloration can be found in many breeds.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large heavily build breed, your dog is slightly slender and streamlined indicating she may have some Doberman or Dalmatian in her.

There is no possible way to determine a mutts true genetic makeup by looking at pictures alone. There is NO DNA test that can prove your dogs genetic make-up, dog breeds are and were created by breeding other dog breeds with other breeds, this means dog genetic makers or scattered and this makes DNA testing inaccurate. Fancy DNA tests or people paying DNA for DNA tests are just wasting their time or money.

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In the picture of her smiling she totally looks like a dachshund! Dachshunds will mix themselves with everyone lol. I really do believe she has doxie in her, don't let the long legs fool you ;) Also Vizsla, she is slender and racy looking like one. I do believe she would be much larger if she had ridge back. They are more Stocky than slender. I do agree with there being lab (dobie too) in her, they are a common breed and always being mixed with everything. She does look like those lanky labradors people have now and days.
She is very pretty nonetheless.

Schatzie answered on 1/16/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


I think Lab mix, too, but maybe some Rhodesian in there? She's a cutie!

Libby answered on 1/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Emily - Labrador Retriever/Vizsla/Pharaoh Hound/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.

Member 930032 answered on 1/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


when i adopted my pup, i was told he was a lab mix....so, i purchased a DNA kit and had his DNA done..cost was $75....but, the test is 99.97% accurate and my pup is NOT a lab at all, he is 75% black german shepherd, 20% chow chow and 5% poodle......nice to finally know though

Member 1085229 answered on 1/18/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer