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  • What breed is this?

    Okay so I'm hoping my description will be sufficient enough for someone to point me in the right direction.

    I saw this gorgeous dog a couple days ago and it's been bothering me that I didn't have the chance to ask the owner what the breed was. The dog was a bit taller than a golden retriever, and STOUT. He was a stocky guy. He had off white, kind of cream colored fur. It was sort of fluffy. (Think like a Shiba Inu, except a little bit longer.) He had a curled tail. And his face did not have a long, pointed nose. It was kind of flatter, but not as flat as a Pug either.

    I hope someone can help me out. He was just so pretty and I've been wondering what he was! If anyone knows, you can attach a link to a picture because I'd be able to tell if it was the same kind that I saw or not.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/NBChoice http://nbchoice.blogspot.com/
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    Dennis The Menace Too- 1999 ASB Gelding
    Dreamacres Sublime- 2008 ASB Gelding

  • #2
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


    • #3
      Akita sounds about right though there are several Spitz breeds that have similar appearances and it's not uncommon to find mutts whose lineage consists of one or more of those combined.
      Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


      • #4
        Think it might have been an Akita? Cream isn't the most common color in the breed, but it's not unheard of either.


        • #5
          Great Pyrennes?
          "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
          you have a right to be here." ~ Desiderata by Max Ehrmann


          • #6
            Is it possible he wasn't a purebred? Maybe you could go to the AKC site and look at the thumbnails of their recognized breeds and then report back if you see a match? Or the UKC site, since they might have a wider range of recognized breeds.

            I can't think of a breed off the top of my head that fits your description. I was thinking Akita, too, but the flatter face is throwing me. The Bullmastiff doesn't have a fluffy coat, but does have a flatter face.


            • #7
              Kuvasz? Maremma?
              neither of which is recommended for the inexperienced or non-breed-savvy
              Though if it did more resemble a Shiba Inu that a Golden, both would be unlikely.


              • #8
                Eyes up, heels down, shoulders back, straight ahead, breathe, smile, love the feel, savor the ride.


                • #9
                  Clumber spaniel without a docked tail? Not that the tail should curl over, but maybe?


                  You don't mention ear shape which is probably most important to help decide. If they are upright - spitz type like Shiba Inu, then I am guessing mixed breed; since they usually go with a pointed nose.

                  If they are flat, then I would say Kuvasz or Great Pyrenees...?



                  • #10
                    Was he jowly? Maybe Tibetan mastiff then?

                    But I also initially thought Akita or Great Pyranees/spitz mix of some sort... Kuvasz sounds possible too...
                    "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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                    • #11
                      chow cross?


                      • Original Poster

                        Hmm, unfortunately no to all of those. His ears were upright. Out of all those he looked most like an Akita. Except he was much stockier and had longer hair. And his nose was more smushed. But it may have been an Akita... or some type of mix with it.

                        Now that I look at more of the Akita pictures I believe it was probably that. He looked kind of like this: http://www.dogwallpapers.net/akita-i...a-inu-sam.html Except he was an off white, creamy color all over. Like a little teddy bear! Thanks everyone!
                        http://www.youtube.com/user/NBChoice http://nbchoice.blogspot.com/
                        The New Banner's Choice- 1994 ASB Mare
                        Dennis The Menace Too- 1999 ASB Gelding
                        Dreamacres Sublime- 2008 ASB Gelding


                        • #13
                          tibetan mastiff or anatolian shepherd (curly tail but not curled over back, so that may not be right)?

                          Oops, skip those, you said erect ears.
                          If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


                          • #14


                            • #15
                              Like this?


                              Or maybe a cream-colored Chow Chow?



                              • Original Poster

                                Laura-Not a Samoyed. He was a lot bigger.

                                He was a lot more broad than the one you have pictured, S1969. And his snout was a lot shorter and flatter.

                                He did kind of look like that Chow Chow you have pictured, except the other Chows I have seen all have a kind of wrinkled face and he didn't. Plus he was a lot bigger than an average Chow.

                                I think I'll just have to settle with the thought that he was probably some Akita mix or something of the sort. Whatever he was, he was absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to have one one day!
                                http://www.youtube.com/user/NBChoice http://nbchoice.blogspot.com/
                                The New Banner's Choice- 1994 ASB Mare
                                Dennis The Menace Too- 1999 ASB Gelding
                                Dreamacres Sublime- 2008 ASB Gelding


                                • #17
                                  My first thought is a Tibetan Mastiff. They don't often come in white or cream, but they are very impressive dogs.
                                  Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by NBChoice View Post
                                    He did kind of look like that Chow Chow you have pictured, except the other Chows I have seen all have a kind of wrinkled face and he didn't. Plus he was a lot bigger than an average Chow.
                                    Chances are good that he's a Chow cross then - more common than an AkitaX, often fuzzy, and it seems like many of the ChowXs and "backyard" Chows loose the wrinkly/smooshed face. Check out this guy (he's apparently a ChowXGolden): http://www.google.com/imgres?q=chow+...9&tx=94&ty=101


                                    • #19
                                      Great Pyrennes?



                                      • #20
                                        Really long shot, but could it have been a Central Asian Shepherd? For a rare breed, there seem to be a lot of them around.