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Old 04-25-2010, 04:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tanner's mystery Mix.lol.

Well, I did some searching and I think I may know what Tanner maybe mixed with: Norwegian Elkhound.lol.

I did some googling and sure enough he looks like he could have Norwegian Elkhound in him!

Even if he isn't I will still love my Tanzy baby!
See if you can see any similarities, I can.
Norwegian Elkounds:














Black Norwegian Elkhound Information and Pictures, Black Norwegian Elkhounds

Now Tanner:












See any similarities?Well anyways, I love my Tanzers no matter what.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be...is Tanner's weight & height comparable to a Norwegian Elkhound? His tail doesn't look as tightly wound, but since he's a mix, no surprise there.

We got an Elkhound when I was 10 because that was the closest breed we could find that looked like the stray we had taken in previously. He (the stray)was also all black except for white patch on his chest and four white paws. Our elkhound was the traditional black & silver coloring. She was a real sweetheart, too.

I suppose a lot of mixed breeds may favor the Elkhound because it's such an ancient breed.
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I never met an Elkhound in person, but I was reading about their behavior and such and alot of it is alot like Tanner. I am 5'6 3/4 inches, and when Tanner is his hind legs he is about 2-3 inches taller. I haven't weighed him yet.
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If he is that big, relative to your height, maybe Akita would be another possibility regarding his breed mix?
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I am really thinking about a DNA Test...lol
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The DNA test really isn't that accurate, I think you commented in the thread that I posted the youtube of a pit bull coming back as border collie?
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Someone said Tanner may have Border Collie in him
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After some reading and talking with Norwegian Elkhound owners, I am pretty sure Tanner is part Norwegian Elkhound.lol
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I'm leaning more towards an akita/gsd mix, but it could also be a Elkhound mix. Right now I have a female gsd/akita mix and her tail is the length and size of a pure bred gsd but curls up in a big circle and touches her back while she is walking but she only does this about 50 percent of the time. Just love your dog knowing it is unique and one of a kind. Thats the thing I like about mixes.
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Tanner's tail has never curled tightly over and touched his back ever.
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