Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What Is She?

This is a question I’ve been asked numerous times over the past two weeks while out on walks with Missy. My answer is always the same, “She's a purebred dog.” But seriously, what breeds came together to make this super cute, medium-sized love of a dog?

Missy is about 30-35 pounds. Her legs are short, and her body is “stocky.”  She has long, soft fur, small triangle ears and a big, fluffy tail. Her head is pretty small in proportion to the rest of her body.  (Okay, disportionately small.)

In the end, she’s just a mutt, and I love that. Will I do a DNA test that reveals her “true” heritage? Maybe if I’m curious enough and have extra cash to blow on something like that. But in the mean time, I’ll go off of your thoughts—what do you think Missy is?


  1. my best guess is black lab/cocker spaniel

  2. Hm, I like that combination!

  3. Yeah, a lot of people's first reaction is border collie mix. (And a lot of people say she looks like Jack.) She doesn't have the energy level of one, though—that's for sure!

  4. Border collie/cocker spaniel or cocker and sheltie.

    Labs are short-haired and that's a dominant trait.

    If you breed a long-haired border collie to a Lab, they will be smooth coated, unless it's a Lab that has a very rare recessive longhair.

    There are very, very few long-haired Labs and very, very few Labs carry the trait.

  5. Could be a black cocker/American Eskimo cross.


    Imagine these dogs black.