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Old 05-15-2008, 01:44 AM
 
Location: California
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Hi, I'm new here, but I've been enjoying reading everyone's posts for the past few days, so I had to sign up and join the conversation!

I'd love some ideas on what my new doggy might be a mix of. She's 15lbs and about 12" high. She is the best dog (aren't they all?) She's very meek and LOVES to be with people. She'd rather stay next to me than play with other dogs, and doesn't seem to have any type of prey or herding drive. I call her my velcro dog because wherever I go, she has to follow me.

So the possible mixes I've heard so far are Chow (unlikely given her size), Spaniel, Pomeranian, and Sheltie. And maybe fox

Pom make sense because she dances around like Poms do and has that foxy look to her face, and the red coloring. Sheltie I can see in her body shape, and she 'talks' to us, like I've heard Shelties do. Neither of those breeds would explain the floppy ears though.

So, thoughts?

Thanks for playing!

Oh, and the shelter named her Mimi, but I'm trying to think of a better name, something Irish maybe - so I'll take suggestions on that too! My current favorite is 'Riley'

The first pic is her shelter photo so she looks a little frazzled! I'll have to take some standing shots, but she holds her tail both low, like a Sheltie, and up over her back like a spitz breed.





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Old 05-15-2008, 03:50 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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How about Sweet Pea...as her color in the middle pic shes GREEN....hehehehehe
I think the spaniel is either cocker or King Charles She sure is cute!
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:02 AM
 
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What a gorgeous little gal! I always say that a dog needn't be good looking or cute to be lovable, but she is both.
As for names, I've had to wait for a name to come to me for the few dogs I've named. I have noticed that people tend to name female animals with people names, less so for the boys. You could mentally run down, say, bible names of females, or literature, or try a mental list of places, or foods, or a place that means something to you and its language or cities...
Both my female dogs were named at Best Friends, and knew their names. I did think that "Chippy" was a terrible name for a girl! Turns out she and her sister, both black dogs, were rescued and named "Dutch Chocolate" and "Chocolate Chip," and of course they became "Dutchy" and "Chippy."
As for "Eloise," her tag reads "Weezers." There's no way "Eloise" is an easy name to call or use.
Most names tend to morp into a two-syllable name, preferable with two hard sounds ("Kiko," not "Tona." Neighbor named his girls "Daytona" and "Mariah," and the names became "Tona" and "Riah.")
Your girl's name will come to you. She's a beauty, congratulations!
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Shamrock O'Doggy
Or Shamrock O'Deary. Rhymes with O'Leary.
Definitely looks like some pom in her.
Maybe some chow and a few other ancestors.
I have a mixed chow that resembles your dog in some ways.
We named her Ginger because of her reddish color.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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She is precious! I love those big eyes. I agree that something looks a bit Sheltie and maybe King Charles Spaniel...

She looks so girlie - how about something Irish, but very feminine like Colleen - it would probably end up as Colly. Or Bridget or Mara or Darcy...

Enjoy!
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Just wanted to post and say how adorable your dog is! She looks so sweet.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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How about naming her Nuala? It's pronounced "New-la".

It's a pretty Gaelic (Irish) name for a girl.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Penelope - Nelly
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Or "Penny".

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Penelope - Nelly
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: California
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Thanks for the replies everyone! Good suggestions for names, I'll have to make a list. Brightdoglover, I have actually been looking at Irish literature - thanks for the tip.
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