Who is Chilli?
Competition: Can you guess what sort of dog my dog Chilli is?
Well Chilli is my dog but…. I’ve never really known what kind of dog she is. A pound special. What do you think she is?
Chilli was rescued as a puppy, 3 years ago. From a tiny bundle of red fluff, she has grown to be a character-filled pooch with fluffy ears! It does not matter to me what she is. Whatever breed/s she is, she is much loved by her family & friends.
So why find out now? For pure interest sake, I thought is would be fun to find out what breeds make up Chilli’s unique DNA. For 3 years I have been watching her behaviour and her appearance and guessing what genes and temperament she has inherited. Time to find out… Chilli’s DNA has been sent off for breed profiling. Soon we will know the likely breeds that have made up her parents and grandparents. I will post the results at the start of November 2012.
What do you think Chilli is? The person closest to the 4 breeds that make up Chilli’s parentage, will win copies of my 3 ebooks (Barking Problems Solved, Dog Anxiety Problems Solved, Dog aggression Problems Solved).
For example she may be: Jack Russell x German Shepherd & Labrador x Border Terrier. Or she may be a pure breed crossed with a mixed breed: Australian Terrier x Australian Terrier & Dachshund x Whippet.
Here are some facts to help your guesses:
Build: Chilli is 16.5kg adult weight. She is small to medium size with legs short for her body. Her tail is medium size and can be held up and over her back.
Facial features: Ears are floppy but small enough to be perked up occasionally. They have fluffy tufts. She also has long-ish eyebrows and a bit of a beard.
Coat: Chilli’s coat is a rich red-brown with some darker brown-black hairs throughout. She has a few white hairs on her chest & stomach. Her coat is farly course with softer underhair. She sheds but not a lot and does not require clipping.
Temperament: Chilli loves her family (humans, cats). She is friendly with all other dogs, sometimes a little submissive. Chilli loves some people but can live without others. She tends not to like delivery men!
Behaviour: Chilli can run fast and enjoys retrieving a ball. She will play tug-of-war and enjoys squeaky toys. She will swim to fetch a toy/stick but does not enjoy swimming pools. She will play happily with most other dogs. She is active on walks. Her favourite pastime is to find a muddle puddle and roll in it!! She will also roll in possum poo!
Chilli barks loudly but not often. She will bark when someone comes ot the door.
Trainability: Chilli is very trainable and enjoys learning. She speaks on command and performs all the usual commands. Her recall is very good and she does not like to leave her owner’s side.
If you have any other questions, please ask. Here are a few more photos of Chilli to help you guess her genetic make-up. Competition closes at the end of October. I look forward to your entries. Remember to guess the 4 most likely breeds that make up Chilli. Please post your guesses in the comments box below… Jo