Is your dog “typical” for their breed……?

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Breeds are known for certain types of behaviors, certain things they excel at, a certain look, etc.
Does your dog “fit” their breed? or are they an odd ball? How so?

If you have a mix, does your dog have any typical qualities of a breed they are mixed with?

Add: This is meant to be a fun question! Lighten up! No need to get serious with “Well of course my dog is typical for his breed. I only strive for the best & my dog is perfection in motion” comments ?
Edit: I don’t TD my questions. Even to those whose answers I don’t like.
Aphrodite: Well obviously! I wouldn’t shame myself by owning a dog that didn’t exhibit excellence in every possible way. I’m just THAT perfect & I require my dog to be. Did you know she was born house trained? & is the only dog on record to learn every command in under 5 seconds?? HAHAHA ?

Best answer:

Answer by Sierra12
Yes, my dog is pretty typical. He’s a APBT, and he’s as goofy as ever. He’s also lazy unless something requires attention and has gas like you wouldn’t believe. I love how he ‘smiles’ at you in the morning! ; )

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    • Aphrodite ☼Dobe uses a PRONG
    • February 27, 2014

    My dog fits his breed to the t.
    Only thing is I didn’t crop his ears…but I don’t think that should determine anything about his physical qualities as a Doberman.

    And duh Ava, Of course my dog is typical for his breed. I only strive for the best & my dog is perfection in motion LMAO.

    ADD: Oh yeah Ava? Well my dog knew his recalls as soon as he came out of his momma’s womb – beat that!

    • Rottified
    • February 27, 2014

    Yes she is.
    She is intelligent, but stubborn
    goofy
    herding insticts
    loves all kids and does her best not to lean on them too much, great with babies
    Thick headed and not always the most graceful

    • ∞Future Klee Kai Owner!∞
    • February 27, 2014

    My mini schnauzer is much smaller than most mini schnauzers (no, I didn’t intentionally get her that way). Just the other day we met a 4 month old puppy bigger than her.

    Well, she’s DEFINITELY a ratter, she’s energetic, vocal, and spunky, so I guess you could say she fits the bill. However, her ears flop down and don’t perk up at all, and I’ve never seen another schnauzer whose ears do this.

    • robeysgirl372123
    • February 27, 2014

    My dog is a Chow/coyote mix. She is a great hunter, and doesn’t eat dog food. She will take eggs and just bite one hole in it and slurp the egg out. She is indeed a strange dog. Although most of that is like a coyote she likewise includes ha purple tongue and she is protective over me. Her tail curves up. She is not aggressive unless I tell her too which is just like a chow. So she is a even mix of chow and coyote but she has her own qualities also. When she comes up to you she will show her teeth even to me, but not aggressively…she is wagging her tail and her nose does not crinkle. It is like she is trying to smile at you (me). She was abused as a puppy so she is really skittish, but friendly. She makes you prove you are worthy before you can be around me or her or the yard and food does not help you…meat or not. Her name is Minni.

    I also have a weenie dog. He is sweet, doesn’t come to anyone but me. Likes to be in my lap. Is really hyper. Waits at the door for me to come out (he lives on the patio). Hates it outside. Doesn’t like grass. Love play toys. Is scared of kids. I don’t know his story…he just wondered up one day, and became mine. He is a lot like what people say weenie dogs are like, but once he started to stay with me he also started to develop his own personality. He does have one minor problem (why he is not allowed inside) He gets excited and pees when you first start to play with him or pet him, but he will not do it when you are holding him. I never named him, but my niece came over (and this is what I get for not naming him) she named him Bodi (pronounced Beaux-d).

    • Akita~falls in
    • February 27, 2014

    id say he fits it pretty well ,

    akitas are suppose to be aloof to strangers, not very vocal, stuborn and oppininated,

    however he is not hard to train as some people say the breed is difficult.

    nor is he agressive with small animals, as some say is common…i doubt its common with those of the breed that are socialized and have no medical problems such as thyroid.

    also im told akitas are not “velcro” dogs….you could have fooled me, i go for a walk he might run ahead or lag behind but he will stop and wait or jog towards me. i go to bed and he will whine until my door is opened, doesnt always come in he just wants it open.

    he is very cat like as the breed is suppose to be , grooming himself. phenotype wise he fits the bill =]

    i was also told the dogs werent outgoing and were lazy, i laugh at all who say that hahahahaha. sure he has his lazy moments but he delivers his wired for sound moments.

    add:

    i was also told by someone once on Y!A lol that the breed is made of natural guard dogs and will raise my insurance..

    a strange man came into my yard, the only thing oliver did was bark, didnt go near, backed up barked and growled. as soon as i greeted the guest we were good

    • Julie'sKitteh
    • February 27, 2014

    Well, my dog is a mix and definitely has some of both breeds in him. The obedience of a GSD (thank freaking god), but is friendly and super-hyper like a proper Husky. The pray drive is also there. The innocent hares in the woods are not safe.

    • Koter Boters loves duke n koty
    • February 27, 2014

    < Duke who is a Labrador/Rottweiler/GSD mix loves to play fetch but he hates water- Most labs love water. When he gets mad at Dakota he likes to bite at her feet like a herd dog would at sheep. Sometimes at night or in the day when he sleeps he will lay in the middle of the doorway. Dakota- She is Rottweiler/GSD/Husky mix is protective of me which is typical of Rottweilers. She is also a very smart and fast learner so is Duke but he can be a brat on learning. She will lay in the living room and on the floor of my room to watch and protect the house.

    • Ashley
    • February 27, 2014

    I have a German shepherd and boy, does she live up to her standards! She has had many hours of one on one training with me. She is well mannered, a total people person, a water dog, and has a nose to die for. She is by far the fastest learning dog I have ever raised! She guards the house, the yard and the car, but properly address people outside of her territory [as trained] She stares right into my eyes and waits for for any OK or any command. I hope to have her settle down a little bit more, as she is still only 2 years old, so we can volunteer for pet therapy at our local hospital!!
    Dogs are happiest when they have a leader, rules/guidelines and PROPER discipline.
    Dogs WANT to work. Their number 1 priority is to please their pack leader.

    • Greek God AKA Greekman
    • February 27, 2014

    Indeed they are, otherwise I would not own THAT breed and would choose another. I see no sense in buying a particular breed if it does not exhibit the characteristics its supposed to, right?

    • Chaos the Mutt
    • February 27, 2014

    Chaos is a mutt, I *believe* his dominant breed is Border Collie.

    He excels at Disc! One of the sports that I see many BCs in. He is very toy driven and puts his all into everything he does.

    I have a video of our training session from yesterday:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4540412451/

    • More Bored Collie
    • February 27, 2014

    No, not really.

    For starters my border collie is yellow/white opposed to the more common black/white.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3555/3672520570_d49580d515.jpg
    My border collie only displays “herding behaviour” when around sheep, and squirrels.
    He only barks when someone enters our yard.
    At agility trials he is calm right up until he enters the ring.
    At home he is quiet and calm.

    Honestly though, I think he is a great example of what a border collie *should* be. One that is well-trained, well-exercised and has the “off” switch – which so many BCs I see today do not have.

    My beagle is smaller than most around here and does not have the typical “saddle back” tri-colour markings as many do.
    He rarely barks.
    And he is trustworthy off-leash without fences.

    • kAiT (smiles)
    • February 27, 2014

    No not at all she is a really typical odd ball

    • UHave2BeKiddingMe
    • February 27, 2014

    My Rough Collie is typical of the breed.
    Smart, gentle, easy going, lives to please.

    Read Lassie or any of the Albert Payson Terhune books (Lad a dog etc…) and you will see “Collieness” is a strong trait.

    The breed REALLY is the dog of those books.

    • Jayse Ö Think before you breed
    • February 27, 2014

    Yes, they were chosen and bred to be typical of their breed.
    #

    • Mittens
    • February 27, 2014

    lol my cairn terrier, Dorothy, is definitely typical to the breed and to terriers in general. She’s hyper, stubborn, not much of a cuddly “lap dog”, and has big dog syndrome until whatever she’s all big and brave about gets close. She’s epileptic though so she’s on phenobarbital and potassium bromide which cuts her energy down a bit which if she had use of her full energy potential I don’t think I could keep up with her lol.

    • Holly
    • February 27, 2014

    One of my dogs is a basset/border collie cross. She is a total basset hound though. Very typical of the breed. Can’t even tell she’s a mix! (besides her looks)

    My golden retriever is fairly low energy and lazy for his breed…he does have his crazy, hyper moments though!

    My amstaff is pretty typical.

    • anne b
    • February 27, 2014

    I would have to say most of my dogs are typical, but some are not. For instance, my ACD has wicked herding drive, but my 4 year old Minpin is a lazy little you-know-what.

    My Aussie/Huskie mix has no traits of either breed that I can tell, but is scary smart and the most well-trained dog I have ever owned. We were able to boundary train her, which shows she has very little Husky behavior!

    I have a Minpin who would excel at flyball and has a 100% retrieval. Rather odd in that breed.

    • BLAH
    • February 27, 2014

    I have a Golden retriever and she does not fit the breed Typicality. She has really curly ears. She always has and she’s a pure bred, but it’s really cute. She’s a nut case tho. Whenever people come over she goes CRAY and acts like she’s a puppy again (she’s 10) and she’s very outgoing and friendly. She also slobbers when she walks even short distances (in good health), and has a habit of wiping the drool on joggers that pass by.

    • fallen-angel
    • February 27, 2014

    well i’ll just mention of of my dogs ha ha.
    Star is a rottie and she is five years old now.
    but, she fits the look of a rottie but..she walks with a little spring in her step and she runs like a bunny rabbit non stop.

    • Read More Books!
    • February 27, 2014

    Yes, very much so. I have a German Shorthaired Pointer who is now 10, but people who don’t know her think she’s 1. She has always been extremely high-energy, vocal, whiney, needy, cuddly, LOVES to run, started pointing at toys by 10 weeks old, perfect show markings…etc. I definitely got my money’s worth of German Shorthair!

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