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Old 12-16-2007, 02:56 AM
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Default I have a question about Lily

Ok. Lily is a Rottweiler Lab mix, I really want to know what breed is most dominant in her. Everyone I met says she looks pure lab, But maybe I'm the only one who sees it. She is not pure lab and to me its VERY obvious that she is not pure lab. She has a VERY broad chest and her body is built very thick. Her face is realy 'set in' and her muzzle is rounded. Her bark also is not very 'Lab-ee' at all. Very deep and 'gruff' like a rottweiler. She barks like her daddy. Her personality is also different to me. She is very protective when we are out in public. She is very protective of our home also. Even if a family friend comes over we have to calm her down enough to invite the person into the house. And if we hug, Lily is up and ready to rumble if neccasary. If were walking and someone want to talk, Lily stands RIGHT infront of us and sticks out her chest, eyeing them up (Usually if its a guy... if its a female, she usually relaxes a little) I dont know, maybe I'm over reacting. My father who owned a few Rottweilers before he and my mother decided to have me says she has a very protective personality like a rot, but is hyper and energetic like a lab. She also HATES to retreive, but LOVE water... Oh my, I probally sound like a complete idiot.... I'm telling you, I'm a HORSE person... not a dog person... I barely know my dog breeds, but can tell a horse breed out of the corner of my eye... Oh well, thats why I'm here right? I just hope I didn't ruin her... Ahh what am I saying? It's 12:00... My eyes are practically glued shut and I'm ramballing... LOL ok sorry...

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Old 12-16-2007, 03:06 AM
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Labs are a dominant "type" in terms of appearance. I had a lab/chow mix with a complete Chow temperament, who could've passed for a purebred Lab had she been a little less stocky and had lighter bone. There are so many "types" of Labs out there that a lot of them can pass for mixes if you're only used to one type. I've seen some Labs that I thought were mastiff mixes before. Very broad and muscular.

I see primarily Lab in Lily but the shape of her muzzle and nose remind me of a Rottweiler.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:03 AM
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I have only ever went one lab cross that didn't look mostly lab. I don't see full lab when I look at her. I never would of guessed Rotti, but some times personalties don't match the outer appearance.

Bandit looks like a Border Collie. I know he's purebred. He has the personality of a golden retriever. Spanky, his full blood brother, is full on BC in every aspect.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:28 AM
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I do not know my breeds all that well, but. she looks Lab to me.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:24 PM
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I've seen purebred labs who look like they could be litter mates. She can pass for a purebred lab, easy as pie. Labs have so many variations, as RD said, it's hard to know WHAT is a lab and what's not anymore.

Also.. her type of barking is not an indicator of breed. Unless she made other sounds (baying, yipping, screaming, and a variety of other noises common in some breeds) voice is usually never an indicator.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:06 PM
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^^ That's a very good point.

My three Border Collies all have very, very different barks. Dakota has a drawn-out, mid-pitch bark; Dash has a deep "ROOROOROO"; Eve has a very sharp, crisp, loud "BARK". You wouldn't know they were the same breed by listening to them.
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