What breed is my dog? Help please!

I found Shep when she was a puppy. Somebody dumped her after Xmas so I kept her. She is nearly three now and I still cannot figure out what breed she is.
She's measures about a foot at shoulder height but is quite long and has a gorgeous tail that's fans out like a curly feather.
She has long white hair with a black and grey fave and a black patch on her backside.
Can anyone help me please?

Asked by Shep on Oct 15th 2013 in Breeds
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She reminds me of my Shasta, she's probably got some of everything in her. (I knew Shasta's mom, dad, aunt, AND grandma. His dad was a lab/wolf, but even his grandma was a complete mix...he comes from a long line of mutts!) I definitely see some Australian Shepherd in the face. The rest? Very hard to tell... Studying up on breed personalities MIGHT help, but, at the same time, personalities vary even in a single breed.

You could try a DNA test (I never have tried it. I hear some really good results, other really lousy ones). That costs around 100$ though... Shep doesn't care what breeds she has, so don't sweat it if you can't figure out all of her breeds ;)

Shasta has hundreds probably (okay, not really), but I've narrowed it down to knowing he has without doubt lab, wolf, hound, and border collie. Then I think he has some husky (his curled tail and desire to roam) and greyhound in there somewhere (he's super lanky and can run FAST when he wants).

Best wishes! Shep is a cutie! ;D

Shasta answered on 10/15/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

xena CGC

shep i would say you have some dachshund in you .
the dog before me was a dachshund / beagle who was short legged long body with beagle coat . the curl tail reminds me of a Spitz type . anyway you are cute .

xena CGC answered on 10/15/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I'd definitely go with a DNA Test. I did and am very happy with the Wisdom Panel, at...

SNEAKERS answered on 10/16/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I think it's a Dachshund Pomeranian mix.

While the vet can make visual assumptions, with mixed breeds it can be difficult to tell exactly what heritage a dog may be from and its inherent traits. Thus, DNA testing can be more logical.

Member 1166037 answered on 10/17/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


She looks like a Corgi/Shetland Sheepdog/Australian Shepherd mix.

Member 930032 answered on 10/23/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer