I have no ideas for you....BUT SHE IS SWEET!!!!!!! I love that little face..tooo cute. My Addie is a husky mix (have NO clue what the father might have been...she often reminds me of Snoopy) Addie has that same curly tail, tho.
You'll be able to tell more as she gets older, not just physically but by her instinctive behaviours. It's hard to tell when they're pups since pups tend to have a lot of the same characteristics when they're young.
If there isn't any blue on the tongue you can pretty well rule out Chow. She's so sturdy looking I'd guess you might even be looking at some Akita, especially with the lay of the tail and the broader face and snout and that oh-so-earnest and determined little face.
I love the name, too! Jetta should meet my Bimmer (GSD/wolf mix)!
Jetta is almost 12 weeks old. She has no black/blue on her tongue. I checked that before we picked her up. Pink as can be. She is a little leary of strangers sometimes...reserved. She warms up pretty quick though. We'll see if anyone has any other ideas. This is fun!
She is really cute. I am guessing lab/Akita too. She looks so much like a lab, but that tail....... I have the same problem with Brady. His mom was a lab mix and I was told his dad was a golden, but his tail and ears do not look anything like a golden. keep us posted on her personality as she gets older because I have come up with some more possibilites with Brady as I have learned his instincts and behaviors. You may very well be better able to guess as she gets older, plus you can see how big she gets and how much she weighs which may help too.
It would be easier to tell if you had something like yoursef to see her size. Also you dont tell us her age. She doesn't seem as though she will get very big, I doubt Akita size will be attained.
One thing you'll have to remember is that you don't necessarily get a half and half cross. She might be a 50X50 cross, or she could be 50X25/25, 25X25X25X25, or any variant, although you can tell Lab is the dominant breed.
If she's 10-12 weeks old, as she appears, judging by the comparison to the chair, she could easily end up being a moderately large dog (60-80 pounds). Those legs are very sturdy.
No, so many breeds out there have tails like that. There are many different kinds of tails. That happens to be called a "sickle" tail. There are two other types of tails that are also similarly shaped like the "sickle" and they are "curled" and "ring". There are 15 types of tails that I know of. It is not a deformity, it just happens to have the "sickle" tail. You could probably go online and learn about all the different kinds of tails. There is probably a site about it somewhere. I can list them too.
Hi Mike, We also have a Lab mix puppy. She is 11 weeks old and looks identicle to your pup (even the curly tail). She has one clear blue eye and one black eye, and is very stout for a puppy. She came from a litter of puppies that had been rescued and put up for sale, so we did not get much info when we got her. We also thought she might be mixed with Husky but our vet has told that the different colored eyes a common trait in Border Collies, and judging by the body build and facial features they are pretty sure she is Black Lab/Border Collie mix. They were pretty sure she is not mixed with Husky because of the lack of Husky features. If the info was not supplied by the seller then the only way to know for sure is a D.N.A. test. We declined that since she will be loved no matter what she is mixed with. Hope this helps!!!
You can't necessarily rule out Chow or Shar-Pei if there's no blue on the tongue. My dog Baby had a few litters before she was spayed and the Malamute x Shar-Pei mix [Baby] litter had a variation: Spotted tongues, blue tongues, and pink tongues.
To be honest, right now I'm seeing only Lab (just not show bred). Don't let that tail fool you- it can crop up in back yard bred Labs, and it might just be a stage. Oh, and that stuff about the tongue- lots of breeds have black spots/paches on their tonges, too. Once Jetta gets bigger it'll be easier to tell what, if anything, she's mixed with. One thing is a definite- she's adorable!