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Old 02-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hello- Well I have adopted a yorkie MIX (?) who was a puppy mill breeder. But not anymore. So, my question is.. anybody see the mix? I don't know what she could be mixed with..
Here are her stats: long body almost dachsund but short legs ? Mostly white with grey ears and a few grey spots on her body.. She is very malnourished at only 6lbs. All of her ribs are visible as are her vertebrae.. So the vet and I are guessing 8-10lbs when she is healthy. Its the color that is throwing me off.
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Here she is outside just for a visual about body length.

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Old 02-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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snwflk, kudos to you for saving her! She is so cute! I'm thinking maybe Matlese/Yorkie? What is her name?

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Little Miss Lucy Loo Rose.. My DD added the rose part to her name. Lol. I was thinking Maltese too. Heck I was thinking all the mixes. Chorkie, Dorkie, morkie, etc.

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Little Miss Lucy Loo Rose.. My DD added the rose part to her name. Lol. I was thinking Maltese too. Heck I was thinking all the mixes. Chorkie, Dorkie, morkie, etc.
LOL! I love her name! It doesn't matter what she is, she has a forever home and has been saved from a lonely, sad life.

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I see shih-tzu more then anything. Maltese don't come in any other color but white and her facial structure just strikes me more a shih-tzu. Gorgeous dog though and thanks for rescuing!!
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But wouldn't the yorkie be responsible for the grey ? So maltese would be the white , and the yorkie be the grey? I guess I wont know untill her coat grows back. IF it ever grows back.. But then I think that the maltese wouldn't add the length to the body, but shih tzu could easily add length to the body..

Not that it really matters.. Love her just the same.. just want to guess.

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But wouldn't the yorkie be responsible for the grey ? So maltese would be the white , and the yorkie be the grey? I guess I wont know untill her coat grows back. IF it ever grows back.. But then I think that the maltese wouldn't add the length to the body, but shih tzu could easily add length to the body..

Not that it really matters.. Love her just the same.. just want to guess.
Don't worry, her coat will grow back. She is underweight, and has gone through a lot of stress in her short life. Give her some time to heal. She is so cute, I just want to give her a hug....

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I sure hope soo.. Who knows how much damage has already done. At this point I am just happy she is eating. NOW to teach her to eat out of a bowl. She is so afraid of them. She will drink water out of it, but not food. She wont take vitamins, she wont take them in peanut butter, cheese, etc. She is still to afraid of humans. I am going to start next week with wet food and mixing in some liquid/powder vitamins.. She will not even eat WET FOOD.

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I sure hope soo.. Who knows how much damage has already done. At this point I am just happy she is eating. NOW to teach her to eat out of a bowl. She is so afraid of them. She will drink water out of it, but not food. She wont take vitamins, she wont take them in peanut butter, cheese, etc. She is still to afraid of humans. I am going to start next week with wet food and mixing in some liquid/powder vitamins.. She will not even eat WET FOOD.
So I take it she is eating kibble? I had the same problem with my Chi Scooter. He was under weight and so afraid of everything. He had stopped eating, and was ready to be put down when I got him. What worked for me, was chicken livers. The smell of them cooking is enough send you over the edge, but it worked. I mixed cooked chicken livers in with a small amount of kibble and vitamins. He loved them! I did this for about a month, little by little giving him less chicken livers and more kibble. Instead of a dog bowl, I put his food on a really small plate. Now he eats anything...

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Sorry, should have added I think she looks like a Yorkie/shih-tzu mix. Yes, the silvery hair would be from the yorkie! She just doesn't strike me as a maltese. I only say this because I owned a maltese for 10 years and many people in my family have had them. She just doesn't really strike me as maltese too much, but who knows what could be mixed in! She is adorable tho
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