Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What Kind of Dog Am I? Guessing Playscale Dog Breeds

Last week, we celebrated National Dog Day. This week, I try to identify the dogs - with some help from the comments in last week's post. Do chime in if you have something to add.

Face front Lanard dog packed with I-Girl Paris
Lanard dog packed with I-Girl Paris

Profile of Lanard dog packed with I-Girl Paris
Lanard dog packed with I-Girl Paris, profile.

Lanard I-Girl Paris arrived with this biggish brown dog I think it looks like a Great Dane. Or could it be a rottweiler? The dog's breed was not specified on the box so we can decide the breed based on what we have seen. Anyone think of another breed this dog could be?

Next, I have 3 Mattel dogs. (Mattel makes LOTS of dogs for Barbie and her friends. LOTS.)

Barbie's Fashion Model New York Yorkies accessory set - guessing here - a Yorkshire terrier?

Mattel Barbie Yorkshire Terrier
Mattel Barbie Yorkshire Terrier

 Photo Student Ken's dog - yes! Ken has a pet! No mention of its breed. Anyone want to guess? I think Brini mentioned a golden retriever?

Mattel Photo Student Ken's golden retriever
Profile of Mattel Photo Student Ken's golden retriever
Photo Student Ken's dog

Mystery Squad Kenzie's dog. This one makes me think of the phrase "generic mid-sized dog."*

Mattel Mystery Squad Kenzie's dog
Mattel Mystery Squad Kenzie's dog

Playmates Toys Inc. gave the TV Star Edition of their Hilary Duff doll this spunky-looking dog. 

Playmates Toys Inc. 1:6 doll dog TV Star edition Hilary Duff
Playmates TV Star Hilary Duff's dog
Playmates Toys 1:6 scale dog
Side view of Hilary Duff's dog

Smartees' Vicky the Veterinarian came with this brown dog. Another generic dog. On the plus side, this is the only articulated dog in this group. See his side photo.

Brown dog packed with Smartees Vicky the Veterinarian, facing
Smartees Vicky the Veterinarian's brown dog

Side view of brown dog with Smartees Vicky the Veterinarian

Spin Master's Liv series celebrated dogs in a wave that paired each of the original four Liv characters with a different dog breed. Alexis has a bichon frise; Daniela, a golden retriever like Ken; and Sophie, a shih tzu. Jake does not have any pets; Hayden tends to several pets including a dachshund from the School's Out: Hayden's Pet Adoption Center. I have the dachshund and Katie's dog Sk8, a border collie.

Spin Master Liv 1:6 scale dachshund from Hayden's Pet Adoption Center
Dachshund from Hayden's Pet Adoption Center

Spin Master Liv border collie 1:6 scale dog
Liv Katie's border collie

These are only a few of the playscale dogs available. Not that dogs are Man's only best friend: there are cats and fish and turtles and snakes and bunnies and rodents .... But those can be topics for future posts.

*Correction made 9/4/2014 - Mystery Squad Kenzie, not "McKenzie."


Phyllis said...

The big brown dog looks like a chocolate lab or a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Hillary Duff's dog could be a Manchester Terrier (miniature or toy). The little brown dog could be a Water Spaniel or some other type of Spaniel mix. I agree with Brini on the Golden Retreiver.

Those are my guesses! I used to do dog rescue and was pretty good at identifying breeds of some of the pups we rescued. I had fostered a beautiful Chesapeake Bay Retriever . They can get pretty large, are intelligent and love the water. I almost kept him but we found him an owner who had other Chesapeake's.

Phyllis said...

I missed the Mystery squad dog, but it looks like either a Golden puppy or maybe a Terrier mix -- like a Fox Terrier except for the coloring. It's ears makes me think of the Fox Terrier.

D7ana said...

Hi Phyllis and thanks for your breed identifications. I've had limited experience with real live dogs so I can only identify the most blatant - dachshund, bull dog, collie, poodle, "¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!" dog er chihuahua.

Thanks for rescuing dogs. They brighten our world - but don't tell Louie I said that ;-)

Muff said...

Photo student Ken's dog looks like a white bear in that one pic!

I have no clue on dog breeds. In my family we have had Rottweilers and Black Labs so those are the only ones I'm really familiar with.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

I can't help with the breed identifications, but these dogs sure are cute!

Brini said...

I hope you can identify the other pooches, it would be interested to know what breeds they are. The Mystery Squad dog eludes my due to the size. Especially being equipped with a "camara", he has to be easy to pick up and go. I will have to do some research on that one, lol!

D7ana said...

Hi Muff, RoxanneRoxanne, and Brini!

@Muff - lol, Ken and his dog LOVE the idea that his dog looks bear-like. Grrrowwwlll! I told them that such was the cough POWER of my photo taking. Well, there goes an amused fellow.

I had to look up Rottweilers, so count yourself much better informed than me on that species ;-)

@RoxanneRoxanne - oh, I would flunk a dog i.d. test, I don't doubt it. But the playscale ones are cute and safe. So I like having them around. Oh the wee doggies!

@Brini - thanks for the wish. I don't mind not knowing. I'll ask around about the Mystery Squad dog ... he looks pick-up-able unlike say the Lanard dog, the probable laborador retriever. And thanks for any findings you uncover; that is kind of you to investigate ;-)

Carrickters said...

Your big brown dog still looks too small to be a great dane (they are huge) and rottweilers tend to be black not brown so I agree with Muff about breed. The gold dog also looks bear-like to me but I also thought Golden Retriever there. The brown and white dog looks like a friendly collie from any kid's farm book and your 'generic mid sized dog' looks like what my father would call either a 'bitzer' (bits of this and bits of this i.e. a mixed breed) or a 'Heinz 57 varieties' dog.

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters! Thanks for getting back about the dog breeds. I don't think I've ever seen a great dane in real life; I agree that the brown dog probably is some other breed. The photos I saw of rottweilers did seem to be all black or black with brown parts. I still have to laugh about Ken's dog looking bearlike. I agree that he does, but it tickles me that fashion savvy Ken should have a bear-like dog. The brown and white dog is called a border collie by Spin Master so all calls for that one as a collie are spot on ;-) Last, I like your father's term, "bitzer" for the mixed breed I had described as a "generic mid-sized dog. Thanks for sharing; it's been fun and educational for me.

Ms. Leo said...

Too cute!

D7ana said...

Hi Ms. Leo! Yes, they are ;-)

Glad you liked seeing them.

BTW - see you are on Pinterest now. Yay! Getting into social media bigtime, hey?