Imagine you went out to get a dog that you always wanted to have. Once you bought him home, you two develop a deeper than ocean bond and you love your furry friend so much. You are so used to your doggo that you know his daily routines. But the only thing that you don’t know is “ what is the breed of your dog?”.
Hopefully, you are not alone. There are so many pet parents who have faced this similar thing. Just like you, when they have also brought the little doggo, they thought them to be of another breed. But as the dogs started growing, they were totally different. In the end, these people got heckin’ bamboozled!
To help the pet parents understand why they get confused, we talked to Antonio Diaz who is a dog trainer and behavior expert in Las Vegas. Scroll down to see the pictures and read the interview.
He’s a hound mix… they said. He will be 45 lbs max… they said. They didn’t say he was mixed with Great Dane. And that he would be 45 lbs when he was 4 months old. Loki is now a comfortable 100lbs.
When explaining about pups growing up into big and massive dogs of different breeds, Antonio says that “It happens all the time!” He also told us why this happens First, “people aren’t doing their research on the breeder.” Second, “a low price on a ‘purebred dog’ blinds some of us, and you get caught in a scam.” If it’s too good to be true, “you know the rest,”
Antonio thinks that these dogs “come from backyard breeders.” Antonio further says that to avoid confusion, people should “always ask to see the parents of the puppies AND previous litters.” He warns that if the parents “aren’t’ available, it’s a red flag and you should run.”
She was supposed to be a Yorkshire. Turned out better than what we asked for
Antonio says that dogs change their look when they grow old. They have an undercoat that grows as they get older. Different patterns and colors of fur start to develop and grow in.” He further says that “This is what happened with my own German shepherd. She was dark in her face as a puppy and got lighter as she aged,”
He explains this thing by giving a human example “Young children can have blonde hair and end up being brunet as adults. Our eye colors sometimes change too.”
The shelter said boxer mix. After doing Wisdom Panel, we found out he’s 50% American Staffordshire Terrier, 12.5% Australian Shepherd, 12.5% Australian Cattle Dog, 12.5% Mastiff (), and 12.5% other. 77 lbs of a good boy.
My “purebred chihuahua”. The vet says 1/2 chihuahua and 1/2 Yorkshire terrier. I love my dorkie chorkie
My handsome “Maltese x fox terrier” boy. No idea what breeds are in there but he is amazing regardless
My “50 lb lab mix” grew into a sweet, beautiful 85 lb Rottweiler/boxer! Wouldn’t have her any other way. Pictured with my mom on her natural habitat (the lap).
Our ‘full-blooded’ mini dachshund.
Was told she was a Shih Tzu come to find she is a poodle Jack Russel mix.
I was told he would be a small apartment dog, 4 years and 20 pounds later, still beautiful, still the Love of my life
This guy was supposed to be a mix between a mini-pincher and a Jack Russel terrier. He now weighs more than 11kg
I told my mom Bunni was a mini dachshund for Christmas now she is about 6-7 months old and 40 pounds lol. Merry Christmas mommy dearest lmao she loves her more than ever though so she is her mini dachshund on steroids lol
This girl was supposed to be half-Rottweiler, half-German shepherd. plot twist- her largest percentage is actually CHOW CHOW at 30%, and the rest a mix of Doberman, golden retriever, shepherd, Rottweiler, Jack Russell terrier, and super mutt.
Our Little Girl was speculated to be a Beagle mix. However, I don’t believe I’ve ever met a 70 lb Beagle mix before. But we love her, whatever she is!
Purebred Jack Russell. DNA tests have confirmed Chihuahua with some pomeranian, Jack Russell is 7th down the list of composite breeds next to great Dane
The collie I got at the shelter he’s the best and I love him just as he is anyways!
This old guy (who sadly had to be put to sleep at the age of seventeen last December), was supposed to be a teacup chihuahua
Half poodle, as confirmed by a DNA test