View Full Version : Why you can't easily predict breed mixes

14th August 2007, 10:20 PM
These three 6 month old pups are posted on the Pets Ireland board at the moment -- the result of a cross between a Kerry Blue terrier (mum) and a golden lab (dad). All looking for homes, they are littermates! Just goes to show how hard it is to predict what is in some crosses -- they can look like one parent or the other, like a mix, throw back to some other breed earlier in the mix if there is one, or the mixture can produce dog that doesn't really look like either breed at all and might look like an entirely different breed!




14th August 2007, 10:40 PM
OMG!! That is incredible to see!! When I took Crystal to the stud dog, he is a total outcross I was expecting some to look like him and some like Mum and one that was neither one nor the other, happily I got a very "typy" litter where they all look from the same mould. Those pics though really do show how you just can never be sure of what exactly to expect!

They are lovely looking dogs though, hope they all get a wonderful forever home very soon!!

14th August 2007, 10:50 PM
WOW~ Thats something!

I hope they find homes soon also~ Thanks for sharing that!

15th August 2007, 10:25 PM
That last little one looks like an imposter... :lol:

16th August 2007, 08:24 AM
That would be the white sheep of the family. :badgrin:

Barbara Nixon
16th August 2007, 10:29 AM
There was a litter, shown on one of the tv programmes about rescues, in which the puppies were of very distinctly different types, so there were obviously two daddies. I don't remember the details, now, but mum was a pedigree, so differences were down to paternity.

16th August 2007, 12:17 PM
oh goodness, I see what you mean Karlin!!

My friend has two Lab/collie crosses, from different litters - one you would mistake for a Lab, the other could be pure collie!

Cathy Moon
20th August 2007, 02:58 AM
Just catching up to this post - this is really something! All three are lovely dogs, too. :luv: