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#1 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

The older Bickie gets, the less she looks like a full Labrador. People at the dog park have been having great fun lately trying to work out what her dad was. Her mum was a beautiful black lab (picked up by the pound heavily pregnant and not microchipped) and all pups were solid black or gold.

She just looks too fine and her legs are too long compared to "typical" lab puppies of similar age. Her chest seems too narrow too. So far the guesses have included ridgeback, beagle (have had a few say beagle but I don't see it), greyhound, golden retriever and kelpie. It doesn't really matter to me, I'm just curious as to what her dad might have been. What do you all think?

Here she is today, at almost 5 months (please excuse the hind leg favoring - she got taken out by a staff cross wolfhound at the dog park today and got hurt quite badly sad.gif )

http://m.flickr.com/photos/83822366@N07/8480071961/lightbox/
http://m.flickr.com/photos/83822366@N07/8480073709/lightbox/


#2 ~sydblue~

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Labrador X great dane.

#3 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Actually someone suggested that today at the park too! I forgot that one.

#4 GamerMum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

I can't get the pics to work sad.gif I have a lab x dane! They are gorgeous!

#5 rainycat

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

I can't get the pics to work either.  I had a lab/rotti/mastiff.  He looked like a huge black lab, he was a gorgeous boy!

#6 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

I can't work out how to get the image on here, only the Flickr link. Not sure why it's not working for you. sad.gif

What does your lab x dane look like? original.gif

#7 Froger

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Great Dane I think.


Edited by SarahM72, 17 February 2013 - 03:32 PM.


#8 rosie28

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

I have no idea, but I just had to say she is beautiful. Such a gorgeous face!

#9 GamerMum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

I got them to work with some fiddling. Looks like a lab x dane to me! My boy is black, and 4 years old now.



#10 GamerMum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Better shot of his head shape for you



#11 FiveAus

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

She looks like a pure Lab to me. Keep in mind she's far from fully developed and at 5 months, any medium/large breed dog will be all legs and nose, ears too big for their head and feet still looking out of proportion.
At 12 months, take more photos and compare and again at 18 months and 2 years and you'll be very surprised by the changes and how she "comes together".

Just a few months ago I was wailing that my 15 month old pup was all legs and just seemed lanky and dorky looking.....then a few days ago I realised her upper body has developed, she's no longer Miss Lanky Legs and she's moving like an adult dog. She's about to turn 18 months.

#12 FiveAus

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

PS, in the first photo, you can see she still has quite large growth plates, which indicate she's a LONG way from being finished growing. She still has loads more maturing to do.

#13 GamerMum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

My lab was all legs and feet with a huge head until he was about 2 years old. Then he filled out his chest. We figured out the dane in his breed because of his head shape, the vet confirmed this.

We were told he was a lab x staffy when we adopted him at 5 months old. We learned pretty quick that he wasn't!

So yours could be pure lab as well. I don't think you'll really know until she's fully grown.

#14 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

Thanks everyone. biggrin.gif

As I said, I don't really care either way. I do find it amusing hearing everyone at the park debate it and then trying to see if I can see why they think that. It's a bit fun and I'm looking forward to seeing her grow into her legs. wub.gif

She is very lanky, and is much taller and finer than other lab pups around the same age that we've met. There does seem to be 2 kinds of Lab out there though - the finer, taller dogs and the stockier, broader-chested dogs. Her mum wasn't particularly broad-chested but she wasn't overly fine either (although when I met her, she'd only recently birthed and finished weaning 11 pups so not really the time to make a fair assessment of her body shape wink.gif).

PS - SarahM, thanks. I'll delete the links soon. original.gif

Edited by ~Karla~, 17 February 2013 - 03:40 PM.


#15 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Giltine, he's gorgeous. wub.gif

#16 stephmd85

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Beautiful dog, I LOVE labs and agree with PP that she could be pure bred she's just a little lanky atm with so much growing to do! I can see why some people suggested Beagle by the shape of her head in both pics, but I'm doubtful.

#17 FiveAus

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

She actually looks a lot like the purebred lab girl next door......our "step-dog". She jumps the fence and comes for a visit whenever her mum lets her out for a wee. She's mostly confined to their house now, because of her athletic abilities. We love her though, she's the nicest, sweetest, cuddliest girl ever and she gets so excited when she manages to clear that damn gate and arrive at our front door.

There are two types of labs, the finer boned ones are more the hunting/working type, the stockier ones are the show type. I like the finer ones, they are very pretty.

#18 MissingInAction

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

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Hmm that black dog looks partly Dane... or partly mastiff of some type...


#19 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 17/02/2013, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are two types of labs, the finer boned ones are more the hunting/working type, the stockier ones are the show type. I like the finer ones, they are very pretty.


That's what I thought. I think the finer ones are prettier too (and seem to have less hip problems).

#20 Mischief Managed

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Oh wow, she's gorgeous original.gif

We've got a mystery Lab X too!  He's the wombat shaped one wink.gif

Can't wait to see her fully grown biggrin.gif

#21 jennbo

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

My guess would be lab x ridge back rolleyes.gif Looks similar to my 7 year old boy.(Dogg)

#22 *Ker*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Most pups hit the "uglies" around that age. Mine was quite ugly! She was all leggy, coat was in between adult and pup and it lasted some time.

Give her some time. She is very pretty. And yep, don't judge Mum after she's been weaning. My foster cat mum who stayed looked APPALLING just after she'd had the kittens and was weaning them. She was skinny, bad coat, looked unloved and unfed LOL when she was eating ALL. THE. TIME.

#23 Oriental lily

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

I would say purebred lab.

She is adorable.

#24 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

Here are some snaps of Buttercup taken over time, mostly under 2yo. Buttercup is definitely a purebred (both parents known, pedigree provided).








Buttercup at 12 months



#25 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

She is gorgeous, isn't she? wub.gif And she has a beautiful personality to match her looks too. wub.gif

Her mum was an absolute sweetheart and was gorgeous despite just having weaned 11 pups. I really wanted to adopt her too but she was a bit too old for what we were looking for. sad.gif

Spikey, buttercup is stunning!

Edited by ~Karla~, 17 February 2013 - 06:46 PM.





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