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Old 06-27-2012, 10:51 AM
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So when we adopted Cthulhu, we were told he was a mini Schnauzer/Cairn mix. But I've been thinking, and he's twice as big as either of those. To be completely honest, he looks like a miniature Irish Wolfhound, but after some research I found out that there aren't any. So any help would be great. I'm sure he's a mutt, I just don't know what the heck to call him. I've looked into getting him a DNA test, does anyone know if those are accurate? I'm just very interested to know what kind of dog I have, it doesn't matter too much though. I love him regardless.

I'll post some picks later this evening once Erin gets home and can hold him. He doesn't want to sit still for me.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:06 AM
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This is the best photo I can get out of him right now. I promise he isn't as miserable (or skinny) as the camera makes him.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitchmckee7/7455190502/
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:22 PM
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He looks to me like some kind of Border Terrier-y mix, but I don't know much about breeds. Maybe a picture of him standing up (like stacked) would be better for identification purposes? He's cute regardless!
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:37 PM
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He looks like a border terrier to me too, but they're small as well. Hmm.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:23 PM
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...I've looked into getting him a DNA test, does anyone know if those are accurate?...
Don't waste your money on a DNA test. They aren't very accurate.


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He looks like a border terrier to me too, but they're small as well. Hmm.
I see Border Terrier, too. He could be purebred, just taller than normal. Or his legs just might look longer than they are in the picture. He could also be mixed with something like JRT.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:21 PM
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I'll post a picture of him standing later, when my girlfriend can hold him up. I'll look at border terriers too
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:53 PM
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Oh my god he's totally a border terrier! He looks exactly like this:

http://www.borderterrierrescue.com/i...eBTdogshow.jpg

But with Cairn (brindle) coloring, and shorter ears. I'd say he definitely has some mix in him, mainly because of the shorter ears, but everything else matches up.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:00 PM
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That was my thoughts too, he looks like a border terrier, just brindle.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:38 PM
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I am on the Border Terrier bandwagon too and wanted to say your dog is so cute.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:31 AM
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Thanks for all your help everyone. I really appreciate it. I'm perfectly happy to put this to rest now, and call him a border mix. Oh, I posted some way better pictures in the pictures forum if anyone is interested. There's some cute overload going on.
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