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    Well done, yep the left hand side of each one is the pure.

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    Yea I think its obvious the left ones are pure....but I dont think the ones on the right look weird LOL

    OK...Ill get one of Pippi who while not one of the common "designers" she technically is one. Ill post it shortly.

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    OK here is Pippi. I have chosen Pippi for a couple of reasons 1. Barney looks like a lab and pretty much acts like one so clearly we could have got a lab LOL. @. Pippi is technically a "designer dog".





    FYI: Second photo was taken when she was young so coat is "smoother" but using it just to try and show her body.

    Physical appearance:
    Weight: Just under 6 kg
    Height: 10 inches at the shoulder (approx)
    Length: 15 inches from base of tail to shoulder (approx)
    Hair: Scruffy. Note, hair is not wiry at all. It is soft and "smooth" but scruffy all over her body though sits pretty flat on her back.
    Tail: Over the back like a tea pot handle (I always want to pick her up by it for some reason LOL)
    Legs: Pretty short clearly
    Build: Solid, robust type build (i.e. not thin)
    Colour: White with black patches (in case any one has vision issues lol)
    Clearly sh eis cute as hell (I could be biased but everyone who meets her - including my dog hating sister - thinks she is just lovely). Still looks fairly puppyish.

    Temperament:
    Friendly to a fault with humans. Super independant but very cuddly at the same time. Ridiculously playful, if you start a game, she is always up for it even if she is sleeping. Bossy to our other dog. Very very s)smart and can solve problems (not mathematical LOL) which can be an issue at times. Happy to run for half an hour beside a bike (despite her short leg) and can keep up, equally as happy sitting on your lap at home (so translation would be I guess that she has high energy, but at the same time not a need to fulfil that energy if that makes sense). Very food oriented (the first thing she does when she comes inside is clean the kitchen floor before moving into the lounge to chck for food). Loves all our family but has particularly bonded with me. Does not like other dogs at all and if one has been in our yard with Barney (or has been close to the back fence for extended period - i.e. we had visitors who tied their 2 dogs out the front th eother day) sh egets quite stressed about it. Very very fast (when you take into account her short legs) and super agile, can zig zag and turn amazingly. Seems to have a very high prey drive (never properly tested). Is an excellent ass licker if she wants to get you onside, knows how to turn on the cuteness factor to get what she wants.

    Overall, despite her flaws (DA), she is an amazing little pet and has heaps of character. And I absolutely love the way she looks.

    So, What breed could I have got instead that looks the same and would have a fairly similar temperament? Although, the temperament issue is probably subjective because regardless of temperament or personality a dog would be loved and plenty of dogs of all different breeds can have similar/th same temperaments.

    I guess really, the question is, what breed could I have got that looks like she does seeing as that was why I got her in the first place....

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    Pippi , looks like my friends JRT....he has a coat very similar, his name is Gilbert and he is just adorable. Also very, very clever
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    Yup I would have said Jack Russel too.

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    yea thought the JR might be thrown out there, lookwise. But my mate has a JR and her coat is rough ...Pippis is not (its soft as)...nor does a JRs face scruff get as long as Pipps.

    Also, I am probably a bit bias, I dont really think she facially looks like a JR ....wee she does, but there are differences obviously (I can see the similarity though f course).

    But ya expected that breed...and despite the very very similar appearance, I am no a fan of jack russells...way too mch energy for this household lol

    ETA: Just checking up on JR coats and I dotn thnk they are necessary meant to feel rough so yea that could fit....only difference there then would be that JRs have a double coat whereas Pippi doesnt but that doesnt really matter for "looks".

    Anyway, very interestign and what I thought might be posted...however, if I was offered a JR and a foxy/shih tzu x...id take the cross still LOL (I meant just have a prejudice against the JR name LOL)
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    I know at least three little JR's that i would happily take home...They are just great dogs and so sweet. Gilbert is one and Annie is another. Molly is another one I just adore. And I am a "big-dog" person
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    Your Pippi looks and sounds adorable, Lala.

    I like JRTs. And I like Foxies. I'm very much not a SWF person though. But I know a JRT crossed with apparently shitzu x maltese and he totally looks like a JRT, only a bit bigger.

    The JRTs I've known do have an off button too. But are always ready to go.

    But you obviously love the fact that your dog is unique and I can totally relate to that. My last dog and my current one were/are such weird mixes. There was definitely no alternative for my last dog who had a wiry 10cm mohawk on her back! And hyena stripes. And Banjo is pretty weird looking too. No one would ever think of deliberately breeding a dog like her though. She's not exactly a classic beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    There was definitely no alternative for my last dog who had a wiry 10cm mohawk on her back! And hyena stripes.
    Do you have photos of this dog?
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    I never took enough photos of her. Just went through my friend's album on FB to find some more of when we went camping at the beach! It's hard to find one that shows her ridge. (I just added the last one because it's so cute! With the JRT cross I've known since a pup that just has been adopted by good friends of mine.)

    And those are all photos of when she was older. When she was younger she had a less fat belly and had more of a racing dog body shape going on.

    I got comments about Luna's looks every single day. I don't think a day went by when some kid didn't yell out "That dog looks like a hyena!" or when people asked me what breed she was or made some comment about her appearance. I had people tell me she was the most beautiful dog they'd ever seen and I had a few people comment that she was the ugliest dog they'd ever seen. Some people thought she looked dangerous - presumably because she looked like she permanently had her hackles up - and I had lots of people comment on how sweet she looked. She really was a mixed bag!

    And I did have one person say that she was most definitely a "kangaroo dog" and I think they were right, but that isn't a breed at all.

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