Part of adopting a rescue dog is that most of the time you never really know what you are getting. Rescue groups generally post a description of the dog and breed but most times this is just their best guess. When we were looking for a dog we knew we wanted a hound but we were concerned about their tendency to wander and follow their noses. When we found Etta it was a perfect combination: Hound and Lab. She has all the scenting instincts of a hound but it is tempered by the train-ability and loyalty of the lab… Or so we think! In our situation we were able to see pictures of both of her parents. Etta was born in her foster so we had a good amount of information about her family background but even so, her parents are also both mutts so we cannot ever really be sure.
Here are the pictures of her mom and dad. We think her mom, Tess is a Treeing Walker Coonhound with a little beagle mixed in and her dad, Perry is a black lab mixed with who knows what! He is almost all black but has a little brindle on his legs. Maybe one day we will try a DNA test to see what else is in the mix!
Perry is still up for adoption! Please do let me know if you are interested!