>> Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This little gal? She is the ultimate Heintz 57 mutt!
So, here's Wisdom Panel's answer to the mystery:
- One parent was a Bulldog mix/Shar-Pei/German Shepherd
- One parent was a "Rottweiler mix"
- Chinese crested (such funny-looking little things, mostly naked and frequent winners of "ugliest dog" contests)
- Bedlington terrier (kind of looks to me like a standard poodle but with a head shaped like a football)
- Bull terrier
- Miniature Schnauzer, and
I can honestly say the only one of those breeds that is all apparent is the Shar-Pei. So when people ask me "what kind of dog is she?" I may answer "a Shar-Pei mix", which is true. No one ever seems satisfied with the "she's a mutt" answer. But really, what else can you rightfully call Phoebe?
I say she's all the better for her genetic cocktail. I doubt there are too many other Phoebes out there - she's one of a kind.
Incidentally, she is also one sick little gal. I fear she may have picked up giardia or some other bug from drinking lake water while swimming last weekend. I detest the withholding food, bland diet, cleaning up a lot of poop, and getting no sleep process. I bet she detests it more. I hope either the vet today identifies the problem and provides a prompt medication solution, or the ailment passes quickly.