Dog of the Day: Asics the Great Dane/Weimaraner
For a Great Dane/Weimaraner mix, he sure is a chocolate lab, isn’t he? Well, he’s young yet, he will probably get bigger and may look a little different when he’s fully grown. And in the mean time, he’s adorable. And super-goofy.
His (human) dad is an avid runner, apparently. I dunno, I’m not sure I’d name my dog after my shoes (then again, ‘New Balance’ is a much sillier name than ‘Asics’), but if he ends up chewing on dad’s shoes, the name will end up looking prescient.
Five more pictures after the break. Several of them are quite goofy.
Look at the funny hind-leg position. Looks like a frog-dog!
One of the hints that he's not a chocolate lab: I think that ear may well be TOO large and floppy for a lab.
There's the other hint that he's not a lab... a little splash of white on his chest. He also has some on his hind toes but it's so little that it's easily mistaken for some dust.
Smart and obedient pup, especially for such a young dog. Kudos to the mom and dad.
One of the tricks in progress. Unfortunately, the shot I got of the 'reward' part of the operation was too blurry to use.
Hee. Asics still moves like a gangly puppy sometimes.
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Very cute! Two of my favorite breeds!!
My pup looks so similar! The rescue theorized that he is a Choco lab/Weimaraner mix, but I’m beginning to think otherwise. He also hasa white blaze on his chest and a bit of white on his back toes! Are there any other characteristics that indicate he’s part Dane? How old was he in these pics?
Kay from San Diego
Well, white chest and paws isn’t impossible with a Weimaraner/Labrador mix, but it would be pretty unusual. Asics didn’t really have any other Dane characteristics when he was the age I took his pictures at, and I unfortunately haven’t seen him since so I don’t know what he turned out to look like. As for how old he was, I’m not sure, but I think he was less than 7 months and more than 4. Pretty broad range, I know.
If you have any pictures of your dog online, though, Autumn and I would be happy to take a look at him and give you our opinions. (If you do, also let us know how old he is and how much he weighs?)