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Old 01-02-2018, 08:45 PM
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Good afternoon all! I bought our Lola 3 months ago under the assumption she was a chihuahua. We have taken her to the vet 3 times now for her shots and all 3 times the vet has said she was an Australian Shepherd (miniature). Now Iím confused if heís right or wrong. We had an unreliable breeder so i canít ask them. They told us she was 14 weeks when we bought her which she clearly was not. She may have been barely 6 weeks old.

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around 5-6 months old
5.5 lbs

Vet says she has markings of an Australian Shepherd because she has the merle pattern. We've had her 3 months and she was 1.2 lbs 3 months ago. She's gained 5 lbs in 3 months which seems like a lot to me but I could be wrong.


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Old 01-02-2018, 10:45 PM
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I managed to see the picture by right clicking and opening it in another tab. It's hard to say. I thought I could see some chihuahua in there, but after googling pictures of miniature Australian shepherd puppies, I can see what your vet means! It could be a mix though.

But whatever she is, she's absolutely adorable! So pretty.
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Thank you! Lola is such a sweetie! She's very good with our kids and cuddles with us all the time. With the seller saying one thing and the vet another about age/breed, it's left me confused. She doesn't have her adult teeth yet so we are guessing age around that right now. She does have some missing baby teeth so they're coming...
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I think if she were a Mini Aussie, she would be bigger already than she is. But I'm not hugely familiar with that breed specifics. I'd say I can see some Chihuahua in her, but I don't think she's pure. Chihuahuas can have the merle markings as well, so that's not a way to tell one over the other.

She's darling. See how she looks as she matures, might be easier to form a guess when she's fully grown. But really, who cares! She's a sweetheart.
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I think she is a pure bred chihuahua with BLUE MERLE coloring that makes her look like an Australian shepherd. A lot of people do not recognize the blue merle/red merle colorings in chihuahuas, but they exsist. As for the weight, this is the time that she would gain and grow. There are many purebred chi's around that weigh more than the 'show weight' allows. She may end as a 7-8 pound chihuahua. She is really gorgeous. Good luck with her

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Lola is beautiful!
I can see Chihuahua in her but I also see why they think she's a Australian Shepard because of her markings. Maybe she is mixed.
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Thank you! Lola is such a sweetie! She's very good with our kids and cuddles with us all the time. With the seller saying one thing and the vet another about age/breed, it's left me confused. She doesn't have her adult teeth yet so we are guessing age around that right now. She does have some missing baby teeth so they're coming...
It's hard to say with so many dodgy breeders out there who lie to make more money. She looks at least part chihuahua to me, but it'll probably be easier to tell as she gets older. You can always have a DNA test done when she's fully grown if you ever want to know for sure.
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