I worked for a Humane Society recently and I adopted this beautiful girl a few months ago. The info read Owner/ Guardian surrender, but no info on her was available. She actually chose me. I've never had a dog do that before. She would only listen to me and respond positively to my commands and play. I believe she was aged improperly and is alot younger than her 4 years, since she recently lost her last puppy canine. She was labeled as a Terrier/mix. She has been a total angel since the adoption.
I've been curious to identify her mix. Although, I know I could do a DNA test, but since I am not breeding, it is not a major issue. But, curiosity does strike me. So, here I am to compare opinions with mine.
I am thinking she is an Italian Greyhound and Min Schnauzer mix. To elaborate...She has the ears, rear leg length and muscle, neck length, small head and even the personality of the greyhound. The coat which is course and was quite long (I shaved it for the Summer), the color and markings, front leg stature and even the intelligence of the playful little schnauzer.
Some have suggested Yorkie and Greyhound, but the color and facial features don't mix with that assessment, imo. Someone even said the Egyptian breed (the name escapes me atm), but she's too small for that imo. I welcome your opinions and have a blessed day.
We had a beagle terrier mix that had the same build and hair. Its sister looked just like a beagle but was all tan. We had a foster litter birthed from a dobe mom and half of them looked like pure aussie puppies. One of the adopters vets actually said we were lying lol! So really you never know. and those dna tests don't really work either.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber
She does look a lot like she has some Schnauzer in her, along the line of the greyhound is the Whippet as well, not sure if you are familar with that breed, they are smaller than a greyhound, but not has small as the italian greyhound. She is a cutie. I do agree she could be almost anything. Also the schnauzer poodle cross looks a lot like her, and poodle are very musclar and refined like you describe in a greyhound, you just do not see it with all the hair on the poodle, and when they cross the poodle some mixes get the wispy wire look in hair coat