I would never have guessed this guy’s breed in a million years. I’m not saying it’s impossible, or even unlikely: he has a bit of saddle marking to him, his fur is no fluffier than a moderate German shepherd, his muzzle is shorter than a shepherd, his ears are half flopped, and he’s pretty much just in between the two in size. (He’s 3, so no longer a growing puppy.)
But… pug German shepherd mix? Really? That’s almost harder to imagine than Chihuahua German shepherd mix. They’re just such amazingly… different dogs.
And, related to nothing, it’s amusing how many dogs I’ve run into named after Norse mythological constructs recently. Lots of Thors, Lokis, a couple of Odins, a Freya, and now a Valhalla, and all within the last year or two. Not so much before that. Is this all straight out of the Thor and Avenger movies, or is there something else I don’t know about going on?