I’ve been wanting a dog for our youngest son for about a year. Micah has Down syndrome, and is my motivation for making The French Dog successful.

Finding the right dog for Micah has been more of a struggle than I thought it would be. I had criteria for this dog, such as size and energy levels. These factors were important to me, because the dog had to be a good fit. Our sweet frenchies are amazing dogs, and very loved by Micah, but their flat faces cause breathing issues when playing hard, so their play time is limited. This is sad for all parties involved. Micah needs a dog of his own, that will fetch all day without breaking a sweat. Or dying from lack of oxygen.

While I was at a business conference in Myrtle Beach, I found the dog we were looking for at the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society. I brought a dog home from a business trip, because that’s how I roll.

Fiona, named by Micah, is a petite little lady, clocking in at 10 pounds. She’s a pretty red brindle with white to dress her up, and her stand-up ears fit right in with our frenchie crew. She has beautiful eyes that are the same color as her red coat, and doesnt’ miss a thing. She’s very interested in her world, and very focused on unstuffing stuffed toys. Other than this information, we know nothing about Fiona. She was listed as a “terrier mix,” which I would say is accurate. But I see so much else in her, that may or may not even be there. Basenji, Italian Greyhound, perhaps even chihuahua.

This is where you can win. Leave a comment with your top 3 breed guesses for Fiona’s heritage. We will be DNA testing her to get the low-down on her genetic makeup. The one who guesses closest to the test results will win a $25 shopping spree to spend on anything you want at the store.





18 Thoughts to “Help Us Guess The Breed!”

  1. Marisa

    My guess is going to be rat terrier, Italian grey hound and chihuahua! Can’t wait for you to find out!

    1. Great guesses! Thank you for playing along! We’ll be testing her this coming week, and impatiently waiting for the results to come back. I’ll post them here (and on IG) when we get the reading!

  2. Mika

    This is a hard one! There are so many possibilities! The ongoing mystery of genetics!
    My first guess would be a Rat Terrier and possibly an Ibizan Hound, Italian Greyhound Mix?
    I can’t wait to find out!
    Good luck!

    1. The Ibizan is a good guess! I didn’t think of that one. She definitely has the look, doesn’t she?

  3. Kelly

    I was going to say Basenji, rat terrier, and chihuahua! I feel like that body build is all basenji but the tail and ears of a terrier or a chihuahua. Cant wait to see what her mix will be!

    1. Good choices! I said basenji right away, too! Good call on the chihuahua. She very well may be!

  4. Michelle

    My guess is chihuahua, rat terrier and jack russel👯–

    1. I would love if she had JRT in her! Waiting for the results on this test will be killer. LOL

  5. Nancy

    Basenji is likely in there.

    1. She certainly looks it, doesn’t she? Paws crossed you’re a winner with that one!

  6. Chewiehavanese

    My guess is going to be: basenji chihuahua, rat terrier! So excited to see what she is

    1. We should name this combo. A Basehua Terrier? Rat Chiji? LOL

  7. Nicole and strawberry

    Were going to guess basenji/ carolina dog mix! She is teeny so let’s throw in Chihuahua!

    1. I like the Carolina dog mix! It might explain her coloring!

  8. Rae

    I’m going to have to say basenji, toy manchester terrier, and jack russel terrier! 🙂 Can’t wait for you to find out what she is, she’s a beautiful dog! 😌

    1. Ooh! The toy manchester is a new twist! She certainly has the body type!

  9. Rachel Monn

    what a precious girl!! my guesses are…Feist, Rat terrier and Chihuahua. Can’t wait to find out!

    1. Ooh! Fiest is a new guess, and something I hadn’t thought of. Good one! I’ll post results the minute we get them!

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