Friday, May 14, 2010


So what do you get when you mix this:

With this?

Pretty sure you get a Maggie

When we first got Maggie, I found a website about dog breeds. I picked her ear shape, body shape, tail shape, etc. It suggested that she was part Leonberger and part Golden Retriever. When I read about Leonbergers though, they were HUGE, so I assumed it was wrong. We had been thinking that Maggie was just mixed with Shepherd. Last weekend we saw our first real life Leonberger, and although he was much bigger than Maggie, they were very similar. He had pretty much all the characteristics that Maggie had that weren't retriever. Then I found that side view of a Leonberger on wikipedia. Besides the coloring, that is exactly what Maggie looks like. I don't have any side pics of Maggie where she isn't....uh.....wearing my sweatshirt, but I'll have to take one. This breed also accounts for the reason why Maggie weighs a good 20lbs more than a Golden Retriever or German Shepherd should weigh. (Don't let all her fur fool you, when we give her a bath we can see that she is actually skinny.)

Probably not that exciting to everyone else, but I've been really curious about what kind of dog Maggie to figure it out!