Shannon Stacey

The mystery dog

When my husband came home the other day and took out his cellphone to show me some pictures, I knew they must be Very Special Pictures. He has no tolerance for cellphones outside of making and receiving calls and, whereas I’ll take 50 pictures a week with mine to get one or two keepers, I can count the number of times he’s used his phone’s camera on one hand.

He’d been out to do an air conditioning job and the pictures were of the homeowner’s puppy, which my husband fell instantly head-over-heels in love with. Of course he can’t remember the breed, but it looks like a shaggy sheepdog, only small. Smaller than our Mini, actually, and oh so adorable.

This one’s blurry but I include it because it gives some (admittedly fuzzy) clues as to the puppy’s size.

He said it had one of those cutesy hybrid names, like Goldendoodle (only not that, of course), so I’ve been Googling, to no avail. But he’s been talking about this dog for two days, so it’s probably a good thing I can’t find it. The last thing I need is another pillow-lounging, fleece blanket-hogging diva doggy.

14 comments to “The mystery dog”

  1. Matilda
      · July 21st, 2011 at 8:24 am · Link

    Sheepadoodle! Our neighbor has one and if we didn’t work 14 hour days we would too!!

  2. Shannon
      · July 21st, 2011 at 8:38 am · Link

    Thanks, Matilda! We thought that’s what it must be, but it’s hard to tell when looking at Google images. People tend to photograph the dogs, but they don’t have benchmarks in the background to indicate size.

    It seems to me if you cross a Sheepdog and a standard Poodle, you’d end up with a fairly mid-sized dog, but this gentleman was told this little guy wouldn’t really get any bigger.

    Pricey little buggers, though. And I’m guessing I won’t find any needing rescue.

  3. MJ
      · July 21st, 2011 at 9:34 am · Link

    My dad has one similar, a Cavapoo. She’s really little, just a bit bigger than my cats. Very sweet, too.

  4. MJ
      · July 21st, 2011 at 9:34 am · Link

    Myself, I want a puggle. Cutest. Dogs. Ever.

  5. Jaci Burton
      · July 21st, 2011 at 11:05 am · Link

    That dog is freakin’ adorable. Want one.

    And yeah, with four dogs here already, my husband would kill me. He’d love the dog, of course, but he’d kill me.

  6. Laura (in PA)
      · July 21st, 2011 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Omg. I want. And I already have 3.

  7. Karen B
      · July 21st, 2011 at 8:36 pm · Link

    With the poodle cross breeds they can vary in looks and sizes even from the same litter. I have friends that have the same breeds but they look quite different. He’s absolutely adorable by the way. I’ve not seen one before.

  8. Maria
      · July 28th, 2011 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Hi Shannon –
    My first impression was that it look like a HAVANESE. Have you researched the HAVANESE ? From the BICHON family – quite tiny! Adorable too…
    Eagerly waiting for more Kowalski family dramas :)
    Thank you!

  9. Maria
      · July 28th, 2011 at 10:42 pm · Link

    oops!(should have used the spellchecker…)
    ‘LOOKED like..’ :{ ( translate: chagrined reader)

  10. Shannon
      · August 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm · Link

    The untrimmed Havanese look a lot like Shih Tzus!

    The Short Kid still randomly lobbies for a Sheepadoodle, but I think the 2nd dog desire has calmed down. Mini’s very “easy” so I could ask my stepmom to let my sisters take her if we wanted to take a vacation. But two? Pushing my luck.

  11. Shannon Stacey
      · September 11th, 2011 at 8:28 pm · Link

    Mystery solved! It’s a Bolo-Noodle! And we can pick up Baby Boy Bolo-Noodle at the airport Nov 4th. :)

  12. Cynthia D'Alba
      · September 11th, 2011 at 9:14 pm · Link

    You’re getting a new baby!! YAY

    What does the “Bolo” stand for?

    Mix of what?

  13. Shannon Stacey
      · September 11th, 2011 at 9:16 pm · Link

    Bolognese and toy poodle. (Forgot the link.)

  14. Ame
      · November 30th, 2011 at 10:54 pm · Link

    Looks just like my Daisy when she was little. She is a Sheepadoodle and is about 70lbs at almost 10 months. Adorable!

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