Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

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Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby lugehorsam » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:44 pm

Meet Hector! We picked him up at a shelter a couple weeks ago.

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He's very outgoing like a lab, but he's skinny and has a long face like a Whippet. He's also got a neck bump that looks like a whippet's. He's very lazy most of the day. ~45 lbs.

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We're not exactly sure what he is. Seems like a half whippet/half yellow lab to me. What do you guys think?

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Re: Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby stf » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:47 pm

He's a beautiful animal. I believe there are saliva and blood tests that identify the constituent breeds of your mix. I have known people that were very familiar with breeds thinking their animals were of a certain mix, only to find out they were very incorrect.
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Re: Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby PAWhippets » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:43 pm

What a beautiful dog! I don't see anything that looks Whippet there, honestly, but it's always hard to say. I've heard most of the DNA breed identification tests are ridiculously inaccurate and a big waste of money. Anyway, Hector is lovely - enjoy him!

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Re: Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby chelynnah » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:24 pm

I definitely see the lab in him, maybe some sighthound with his slimness (but that might also be his age). What a lovely pup he is though. Enjoy him, and even if he's not whippet you are welcome to stick around if you need any advice or just want to share :)

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Re: Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby Stickdogs » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:03 pm

Hector is a cutie! I see all Yellow Labrador with a sweet face! :romance-inlove:

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Re: Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby wheatland » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:23 am

He is super cute! I don't think he has any whippet in him, but he does remind me of Palladin, a boy I bred. Pal is pure whippet but is young here and hasn't gotten streamlined yet.

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Re: Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby lugehorsam » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:18 pm

Thanks guys! I probably didn't get the right angles, because I agree he just looks like a small lab most of the time. But who knows! He's ~45 lbs and I've assumed he's done growing...but we'll get a DNA test.
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Re: Is my dog a whippet/lab mix?

Postby Septembergirl » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:05 am

What a cutie! Congratulations on your new addition! Lab/foxhound would be my wild guess.
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