Thursday, June 14, 2007

Penny Puppy Pictures

So many of you got #1 correct as a Puggle. And #3 of course, is a Boxer.

A lot of you thought Penny would have resembled #2 as a puppy & Amber Mae was the only one to guess it correctly as a Rhodesian Ridgeback. They are known for the ridge of hair that runs down their back, but not all Ridgbacks have a Ridge.

They are much bigger than Penny (she's 45 lbs and RR females are generally in the 70-80 lb range).

There are definitely some facial similarities.

But Penny's personality is all Boxer as is her body type. Someone obviously wanted her to look like a Boxer because they had her tail docked & dewclaws removed. So we've always called her a Boxer Mix.

We're going to do the DNA test Gomer & Opie recently posted about in the fall & it should be interesting to see exactly what she really is!!!


fig said...

Penny's prettier than all of them!!!

It will be cool to see what she "comes out" as. :-)

Ruby Bleu said...

My friend Cooper is a RR...I should have guessed that! Penny is prettier than all of them put question about that!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Peanut said...

Oh mom says she is going to do that DNA testing on Flash too. Thank dogness I don't have to have it done. Tell Penny I luv her.

Katherine and Pippa, said...

That was really funny.

Having grown up with 1) a boxer puppy and 2) a RR, I obviously can't tell the difference.


Amber-Mae said...

Hey!!! I guessed it right? Wowf! Wasn't I accurate??? Actually it was my mommy who said it is a Rhodesian Ridgeback coz she's boarded one before. She studies most of the breeds structure, looks & markings. So, if she sees a boxer walking around in a distance, she'll point at it & say, "Hey, look a Boxer!" without any thinking whether that is really a boxer or not. One glance at a dog & she can tell what breed it is just instantly. LOL! She's such a geek!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Corrie said...

I also have a 1 year old rhodesian ridgeback/boxer mix named Penny! Well, Penny Lane but it's Penny to me. Or Pigpen :) Your Penny is absolutely precious though. She has more boxer in the face whereas my Penny is all rhodesian except for some boxer coloring. What wonderful mixes they make!

My Penny Lane:

And of course one of her as a baby!