I don’t know this gal’s name, and the dog tags aren’t helping any (unless her name is ‘SF Dog License’) but she’s awesome. I am like 90% sure I’ve taken pictures of her before, and I may even have posted some, but if so I can’t find them.
Edit: Dad weighs in in the comments! She’s a she, she’s Cher, and they think she might be a basset/pit/border collie/lab or something like that. Anyway, I ran into her again recently and she’s just as awesome as I remember.
Thanks for taking these photos of my dog! Her name is Cher 🙂 The only part of her mix we can be sure of is Basset Hound – her other half is up for discussion, though we are leaning towards some kind of a border collie, lab, pit sort of mix.
Awesome! Thanks for dropping by. I fixed the gender and name up in the main body of the post.
I have a huge weakness for long dogs, and she’s a pretty great one.
I left a message this morning. I just might have this dogs brother, and we don’t know much about his background except he is a rescue from SoCal. We are up in Canada on Vancouver Island. I would love to compare notes and show Chers owner pics of Chance. It is spooky how alike they are. My email is
Nous sommes français et nous avons un chien, dénommé Zazou, qui pourrait être le frère de Cher, la ressemblance est frappante
Sa page Facebook :
Quelle belle fille !
Thank you for him :o)
(I ‘ll try to reply in English, please, be indulgent)
We found Zazou in a refuge of abandonned animals, we dont know his father and mother.
We think he is a mixed border-collie and basset, it’s obvious, with some more….He got palmed feet (like the labrador), he jump like a Jack Russel terrier, Someone said he is a teckel,(?) one other he is half Corgi, with the head of a staff….
Anyway, he is a very funny, gentle, intelligent, sweet dog with a lot of energy,
I wrote the first comment because it is very funny to find a dog so similar at the other side of the world……
Hah. Okay. So maybe not ‘a beautiful girl’, perhaps ‘a handsome boy’.
In the US it seems that what you call a teckel, we use the German name (dachshund) for.
Whatever he is, he sounds like a lot of fun, and I think that you are lucky to have him.
She is our dog Chance’s long lost sister! He was a rescue dog from a San Bernardino animal shelter shipped up to Vancouver Island, Canada. He is the most amazing dog ever. We had his DNA tested and it came back half Italian greyhound, half Heinz 57 pittie. He likes to climb like a cat, is very, very smart, and does what he is told, if he decides he wants to. He loves to be chased, snuggled and swaddled in blankets.
I wish I could figure out how to attach a photo. I am positive these two dogs were litter mates.
The easiest way to attach a photo is to upload one to an image sharing site like imgur.com or flickr.com and then just post a link to it in a comment. I used to allow image uploading by users but it turns out some people like to use dog blogs to upload very large amounts of pornography when you let them, so… not so much any more. 🙂
PS: I *SO* am not buying the Italian Greyhound thing.
Yeah, we were shocked by the greyhound thing too, but the report said 50% so we figure it could have been an illicit romance between some greyhound lady and pit bull tramp. Plus he has the colouring, and personality characteristics of a greyhound. Some time, we might get the test done again, it was $80 so not in a big hurry to spend that much again. Here are some pics of Chance, best dog on earth. Thanks for the imgur tip.
OMG, you are totally right, they are twins!
She’s the twin of our Charlie. We have a DNA test pending, but we think he’s a Basset Hound mixed with either Pit Bull or Pointer. We found him lost on the side of the road about a year ago. He’s 60 pounds, very friendly to other dogs, and gentle as a lamb. But he is very suspicious of strangers.
Wow. Triplets now! Both your dog and Jodi’s look just like Cher.
Here’s what Charlie looked like the day we found him, lost and crying on the side of the road. He had his collar on with no tags, we think he got abandoned. He only weighed about 40 pounds:
We’ve had him for over a year and he’s the best dog ever. Super affectionate, very spoiled, champion lap dog. He’s a picky eater but weighs about 60 pounds now:
Oh man, those puppydog eyes. No wonder you couldn’t resist him!
Let us know what your DNA test turns up. Ours came back half Italian greyhound, 30%? mastiff, a bit of bloodhound, terrier and spaniel. We figure some kind of pit bull mix was one parent for sure. He has the pit bull snuggle- on-your-lap gene. Just an awesome dog, sounds like your Charlie is too.
Isn’t it funny that all three dogs names start with ‘Ch’. Charlie looks a little heavier than Chance. What part of the world are you in Doug? Chance is a champion lap dog, and a picky eater too. Chance was a rescue from San Bernardino CA.
San Antonio, Texas. I got confirmation today that they’re starting on the lab test for his DNA so it will be 2 or 3 weeks for the online results.
We’ve always had pedigree Cocker Spaniels, our current one (Charlotte) is 11 years old. When we saw Charlie we didn’t really plan to adopt him, just rescue him from the danger and his obvious distress. My wife said she was smitten by him immediately but I took some convincing.
His head and jaws are massive and he snarled at me ferociously on the second day when I tried to stop him from eating his vomit after throwing up the food we gave him. On the same day he snarled and went after our old Cocker Spaniel when she went near the chew toy we bought for him. He was close to being taken to a shelter.
But I’m a very big guy and we had a meeting of the minds. Which meant I pinned him to the ground and made it clear who is boss. Afterwards he’s been an angel for the last year plus.
Wow, sounds like Charlie’s angel was watching over him, so he crossed your path. Or he might have ended up with a one way ticket to the shelter. I wonder what his DNA test will say??
I am super-curious too. Hopefully he’ll let us know.
I should hear something in the next week or so from the DNA site.
I just got Charlie’s DNA results. He’s a Beagle / Basset Hound / “American Bully” Pit Bull.
One of his parents was a Beagle/Basset hound and the other was a Beagle/”American Bully” pit bull.
Ok yeah, that makes sense. He looks like those breeds! He is a lot more heavily built than Chance. Thanks for posting!
Did you use “DNA My Dog”?
I used Wisdom Panel. The report they give is pretty neat. It shows a pie chart with his breed combination and a tree of his parentage. They test for genetic defects for the veterinarian (Charlie had no defects or allergies). Lastly they give a description of what he “should” look like, including estimated weight.
For Charlie it said he should be short haired with a long tail and floppy ears. He should be black with a black nose, some white and possible freckles. Weight should be 39-64 pounds. Pretty much spot on.
Hah. I can see all of that in him. Too awesome.
Wow! I think that there are quadruplets! We just adopted our pup, Lambeau, a week ago. We were just googling to try and find out what sort of mix he is and stumbled across your pictures of Charlie and Chase! He is the biggest sweetie and just wants to play and snuggle with everyone.
I love that first picture, especially the grin! Also, funny thing: there’s been a dog named Lambeau posted on here, a while back. Not your most common name, either.
Haha quadruplets for sure! He side sits like Chance! Their bodies are too long and front legs too short to sit straight. And snuggly! Chance is snoozing on my lap as I write this. Nice to know our little rescue pup has family out there! Happy (Canadian) Thankgiving!
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you, too! (I was born in Toronto, I’m allowed to celebrate it. 🙂
Omg I swear she looks JUST like my Buddy!!! I came home from work one morning and he was on my front lawn! Was about 4 1/2 months old then. He’s going on 10 mos! The best thing that ever happened to me.
Here’s a few pics of my fur baby! The last 2 pics are the day I found him. Such a difference
Oh. My. God. Those last two pictures. SO ADORABLE! Has to be some dachshund in there, but I’m not sure what else.
What a sweetie. Lambeau is a little more finely drawn than my Chance, but it is spooky how closely their white patches match. Chance is the best dog we have ever had, and we’ve always had dogs. Personality plus. I am amazed by the fact there are other dogs that look so similar to him, all over the continent. Must be some strong genes!
I could geek out all over you about partial dominance, genetic dwarfism, coat color genetics, and so forth, but I don’t understand half of that stuff, I just think these guys are all totally awesome and there need to be more of them. I wonder if we can clone some? 🙂
Maybe we can start a new breed. The Pied Low Rider or something. ?
I’d adopt one in a heartbeat!
My javier. Or hobbs. Or hogs. It depebds on who is talking to him
Ohhh those puppydog eyes!