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We have a new addition to the family, and I am curious what everybody thinks his breed might be. I have been calling him a wired haired terrier, but I don't think he really 100% looks like one after doing some research. I am thinking now that he is maybe a rough coated Jack Russel, or perhaps a Parsons Terrier. Any thoughts?







He has some serious springs in his feet, that's for sure!
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He's super cute. Congrats on the new addition! :)

Looks like he has quite a bit of Border Terrier in there, I can believe that there might be some Parson Russell Terrier in there too.
 

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Definitely terrier of sorts! super cute. I love little wire haired dogs :D
 

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Yes, definitely terrier. Border Terrier is possible but they're sort of rare in the US so I doubt that's it. Something like Jack Russel and Yorkie is more likely.
 

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Yes, definitely terrier. Border Terrier is possible but they're sort of rare in the US so I doubt that's it. Something like Jack Russel and Yorkie is more likely.
Just googled that cross and I'm not seeing it. Googled Border Terrier, and I am seeing that a lot more! His first owner was an older lady, no idea if he was purchased from a breeder or rescued as a puppy. She passed away and the children dumped him at the shelter. :(
 

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The crosses of two breeds never look uniform like a purebred would. It's kind of like how siblings can look drastically different--some more like mom, some morel like dad, some like both mom and dad. Besides, most mixed dogs aren't a mix of just two breeds. I suggested two breeds he could have in his mix because of his looks. Again, he COULD be part Border Terrier, but the rarity of that breed greatly reduces the chances of that. And even if he does have Border Terrier, he isn't a purebred, so the chances of him being purchased at a breeder are basically nil, unless it was a backyard breeder crossing two random dogs to make a "hybrid" to make money. But again, I've never heard of anyone crossing Border Terriers with anything else. You could always try a DNA test but they're expensive and you have to take those results with a grain of salt.
 
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