Bailey is my in-law's new dog. She's pretty cute, and really friendly. The shelter had her listed as a GSD/Terrier mix. I can see a lot of GSD in her, coloration and even her tail carriage. But, what else? She's a mixed-up mix, but cute! She's not very tall, 20" at the tallest, but closer to around 16". She sat on my lap a bit, and maybe weighs 20-25 lbs at the heaviest.
Her coat isn't very thick, little undercoat. Her markings are very GSD like, except for a few small white patches on her front leg, and a small one on her chest.
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Bailey is my in-law's new dog. She's pretty cute, and really friendly. The shelter had her listed as ... GSD in her, coloration and even her tail carriage. But, what else? She's a mixed-up mix, but cute!

Maybe some Corgi?
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Bailey is my in-law's new dog. She's pretty cute, ... But, what else? She's a mixed-up mix, but cute!

Maybe some Corgi?

She looks really corgi-ish in the face and the set of the ears in the second picture. It's hard to tell about her legs from the shots given. Are they foreshortened by the angles of the shots, or are they sort of achondroplastic (dwarfish)? And there's no way to judge the length of the back, either.
To really play guess the breed you'd need a fully body shot of the dog, and watching it move would be even better.
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Yep, me too. They really liked her when they went to find a dog. "She is just so mellow and sweet."
She's 11 years old! :-)
FWIW, she's not long in body, nor short of leg. She looks in proportion leg/bodywise. I'd wondered maybe some ACD or Corgi as well, except those ears want to droop. I'd think that mixed with multiple pricked eared breeds, you'd get a more ***-eared look.
She's a cutie.
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Then some Beagle, maybe.
to droop. I'd think that mixed with multiple pricked eared breeds, you'd get a more ***-eared look.

But if you mix HUGE-eared dog like GSD with a smaller-eared dog, you might get a pup with too big ears from the GSD parent but softer ear cartiledge from small-eared parent. Just today I saw pics of a dog which is 25 % GSD,
75 % Finnish Lapphund (nearly always erect ears, although lop ears existtoo).
My guess for the 11-year-old mix: half Shiba or American Eskimo, lots of GSD, perhaps something else as well. It has several very GSD-ish traits, but also something which resembles a small spitz.
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to droop. I'd think that mixed with multiple pricked eared breeds, you'd get a more ***-eared look.

But if you mix HUGE-eared dog like GSD with a smaller-eared dog, you might get a pup with too big ... a dog which is 25 % GSD, 75 % Finnish Lapphund (nearly always erect ears, although lop ears exist too).

Very good point. They were thinking part Chihuahua! The muzzle is narrow, but not all that short. And, from what I can tell, she is outgoing,
friendly with everyone, and quiet!
My guess for the 11-year-old mix: half Shiba or American Eskimo, lots of GSD, perhaps something else as well. It has several very GSD-ish traits, but also something which resembles a small spitz.

I think so as well, Shiba's are not common at all around here, although Eskie's are. I think she's got a lot of different stuff in there, but definitely
GSD, only in mini-size.
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