Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dogs That Look Like Badger

It seems like a lifetime ago when I called up LoveHandlers Animal Sanctuary to inquire about a puppy they labeled a Cocker Spaniel / Border Collie mix. They estimated that he wouldn't grow to be more than 35 lbs (our apartment complex's weight limit for pets), but they warned that he had a lot of energy. Guess which one was true?

Tiny dog, huge ears, propensity for jumping over the back of the couch

People, us included, love playing "guess-the-breed" with Badger, because he's very "mutty". We've heard pitbull, lab, spaniel, and border collie. We've also wondered if he maybe he was part boxer, American bulldog (or any other nationality of bulldog), golden retriever, puggle, or spitz.

We actually weren't able to find any pictures of dogs that looked like him until we started reading pitbull blogs. And while he's still a very unique-looking dog that we'll always be able to pick out in a crowd, we think these dogs bear quite a bit of resemblance to him.

Buddy (L) and Blue of Chicago SociaBulls (Photo credit: Chicago SociaBulls)

Laynie, former foster at Mr. & Mrs. & Nola Kisses (Photo credit: M&M&NK)
Sock Dog version of Laynie - this one might be cheating (Photo credit: M&M&NK)
Adoptable Cooper might not be the same color, but he makes the exact same faces as Badger (Photo credit: A Heartbeat at My Feet)
Told you so


  1. Haha, what a cute mug! Have you ever thought about DNA testing? I have considered it, but haven't gotten around to it.

  2. I love that Cooper and Badger have the same adorable underbite! Too cute!

  3. We call it the Mr.Teeth face when Duke smiles like that! I'm still trying to figure out how to get him to do it on cue.

    People always asked what kind of dog Maggie is, and now what she and Duke are. It's kind of weird, but it made more sense when someone nervously asked if she was part pitbull. The Mr. laughed and said "I wish, then she would like people more!"

    1. Mr. Teeth! What a great name - hope you don't mind if I start using it.

  4. Schultz smiles with an under bite :)

    We wonder what type of dog Tess is. I can't really find many other dogs who look like her. Our vet is always saying how she looks familiar but he can't put his finger on which breed she reminds him of. I'm curious to get a DNA test for her but I have no idea how much they cost or anything.