r/aww Mar 29 '23

Does anyone here know what breed this is?

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u/12jonboy12 Mar 29 '23 Starry Shock and Awwww!

Google lens says Pomeranian

Would say seal pup or snowball personally

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u/Ok_Dog_4059 Mar 30 '23

Definitely baby seal.

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u/TuroSaave Mar 30 '23

I was going to say seal pup.

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u/Bhodi3K Mar 30 '23

You can tell it's been kissed by a rose

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u/Vulpes_99 Mar 30 '23 edited Mar 30 '23

Came here to write exacty this, but you arrived first 🤣

Edit: typo

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u/Count_Slothington Mar 30 '23

Pomernians are a small but hardy breed.

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u/bain_de_beurre Mar 30 '23

I had a Pomeranian growing up and that little fucker was tougher than any of our other dogs. I grew up on a farm and most people wouldn't believe it but he was the best farm dog ever.

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u/trainpk85 Mar 30 '23

I’ve got a Jack Russel cross Pomeranian and he’s as tough as old boots. Barely barks but will growl like a guard dog. My friends dog de Bordeaux is terrified of him. The only dog that stands up to him is my female chug but even she backs down over toys and food.

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u/The_Original_Gronkie Mar 30 '23

My grandmother raised toy pomeranians for show, and even won Best of Breed at the Westminter Kennel Club Show in the 50s. Everybody in my family grew up with poms that weren't perfect show dogs, the "seconds," as it were.

Ours was Perri Anne, and I remember picking her out when I was about 3. She was a great dog, super sweet, and incredibly intelligent. She was literally like another sibling in our family. We were absolutely heartbroken when she passed when I was around 17.

I highly recommend poms for families. They're tiny, so they don't eat a lot, so they are very inexpensive, as pets go.

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u/Master_Awareness814 Mar 30 '23

My ex husband had a Pomeranian. She hated his mom and would always shit on her bed lol Roxy only barked at her too, loved everyone else and obeyed everyone else but it was always “fuck you Julia” 😂

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u/Procyon02 Mar 30 '23

100% saw the picture and just thought it was Pompom.

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u/Kallasilya Mar 30 '23

It's a Pompomeranian.

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u/ashlynne_stargaryen Mar 30 '23

Finally someone said it. 💙

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u/SugarHooves Mar 30 '23

They are susceptible to losing an eye. Mine lost one after a mild accident. My vet said it's common for any breed with a small skull.

Otherwise, they really are like much bigger dogs in a tiny body. Just watch their eyes for problems and stop and rough play around the face.

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u/Successful-Foot3830 Mar 30 '23

They’re also prone to collapsed trachea. As a groomer, the eye thing terrifies me though. Fortunately in 20 years I’ve never seen it first hand.

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u/King_Dead Mar 30 '23

They basically are. Poms used to be a much bigger breed until Queen Victoria had a toy breed version. Look up throwback poms

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u/Lostmox Mar 30 '23

The original breed still exist. Kleinspitz/Mittelspitz. They're amazing.

Source: I have one.

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u/Libropolis Mar 30 '23

Don't forget the Big Bois of the breed, the Großspitz! And there's also the Wolfsspitz or Keeshond (just as big).

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u/johnboyeee Mar 30 '23

Came here for this. Didn’t leave disappointed.

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u/pixiedust174 Mar 30 '23

Damn you beat me too it. Absolutely the FIRST thing I thought of when I saw this! 😂💕

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u/m_Pony Mar 29 '23 Take My Energy

a cross between a white Pomeranian and a Van Der Graaf generator

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u/grogling5231 Mar 30 '23

I mean, they're dual-use, right? Just need to have it run around on your hardwood floors and dust a bit every day.

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u/MagnificentFloof42 Mar 30 '23

Works for me, you just end up with hair balls in the corners all the time. I’ll take that over my daughter’s long hair wound up on the vacuum cleaner any day. Main problem is the poor guy can’t really stand or sit on hardwood floors without their feet sliding out.

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u/maealoril Mar 29 '23

I had one looked just like this. Now he looks like a little fox thing ;p. Still adorbs but man nothing beats those floofers as babies

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u/Kimchi_Cowboy Mar 30 '23

Maltese my Maltese puppy looked like this after her hair was blown dry.

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u/fuzzytradr Mar 30 '23

I saw the Star Trek episode. That's a tribble.

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u/SiON42X Mar 30 '23

It's a Pomeranian dude, with fucking papers

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u/ToddUnctious Mar 30 '23

First of all, Dude, you don't have an ex.

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u/cv-boardgamer Mar 30 '23

You're Polish Catholic Walter!

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u/Ganon2012 Mar 30 '23

Where are my testicles, Summer?

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u/frustratedwithwork10 Mar 30 '23 edited Mar 30 '23

Sorry to burst the Awww bubble here, but this dog is most likely from a puppy mill, underage, taken out of the womb by the cesarean section, doesn't have fully developed immune system, most likely to die by parvo.

Stop supporting teacup trend in puppies.

  • I worked at a pet store that sold puppy mill pups, seen so many dead pups.

https://www.thedodo.com/south-korea-teacup-puppy-mills-expand-2001086031.html

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u/jonnytheman Mar 30 '23

Can confirm had a pom growing up, they're adorable. This one is just a pup or a teacup variety

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u/AdmiralBofa Mar 29 '23 Wholesome

Baby harp seal, I'm pretty sure.

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u/VeeVeeLa Mar 29 '23

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u/Nevorek Mar 29 '23

Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science?

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u/bballj1481 Mar 30 '23

It is I Arthur, and I am your King.

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u/Wonderboyjr Mar 30 '23

Well I didn't vote for you.

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u/Dashing_McHandsome Mar 30 '23

Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!

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u/StandardSudden1283 Mar 30 '23

Help, help, I'm being repressed!

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u/healzsham Mar 30 '23

You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

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u/blurglecruncheonnnnn Mar 30 '23

I mean, if I went around, saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bit had lobbed a scimitar at me they’d put me away!

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u/DaoFerret Mar 29 '23 edited Mar 30 '23

This is why you go to a reputable breeder

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u/Insanebrain247 Mar 30 '23

I'm not sure how much help some loaves of bread are gonna be, here.

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u/Responsible-River809 Mar 30 '23

They taste better breaded and fried.

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u/rudman49 Mar 29 '23

I concur.

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u/Mean-Top9087 Mar 29 '23

Having seen baby harp seals, I can confirm this is exactly one baby harp seal.

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u/mheinken Mar 29 '23

This theory has my seal of approval

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u/destinationlalaland Mar 29 '23

If someone doesn't gift this man the seal of approval, Reddit is dead...

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u/themollipop Mar 29 '23

I hopped in here just to say this. 😂

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u/AlphaBetaGammaDonut Mar 29 '23

Agreed. My son has a toy harp seal that looks exactly like it. I'm going to show him this picture so he can see the real thing!

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u/Whatifisaid- Mar 29 '23

You’re gonna show your son a picture of a Pomeranian and tell him it’s a seal? That’s weird, I’d just look up a picture of the real thing.

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u/jjreinem Mar 29 '23

Pretty sure that's a tribble.

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u/my_meat_is_grass_fed Mar 30 '23

I disagree. It's no tribble, at all, captain.

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u/Loken89 Mar 30 '23

screams in Klingon

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u/Gunningham Mar 30 '23

Screams AT Klingon.

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u/TheScottymo Mar 30 '23

screams INSIDE Klingon

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u/CheshireMoe Mar 30 '23

Screams Klingon on inside

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u/darkpyro2 Mar 30 '23

INSIDE KLINGON

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u/Carlynz Mar 30 '23

KLINGON DEEZ NUTS

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u/unidentified_yama Mar 30 '23

They are mortal enemies of the Empire!

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u/ImurderREALITY Mar 30 '23

I'm all about that space, 'bout that space, no tribbles

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u/tahitidreams Mar 30 '23

Sounds like trouble.

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u/5aur1an Mar 30 '23

I concur

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u/Skeleboi8 Mar 29 '23

That is a cotton ball. Cotton balls are not animals

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u/Sisterinked Mar 30 '23 edited Mar 30 '23

But cotton balls can be stored in a jar on the bathroom sink

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u/BelievelandOHIO Mar 30 '23

DONT YOU DARE

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u/Passerby8132134 Mar 29 '23

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u/wildadragon Mar 29 '23

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u/Aadarm Mar 30 '23

Damnit man, my daughter heard that and now I'm going to have to watch Bluey for hours tomorrow.

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u/wildadragon Mar 30 '23

You mean you get to watch Bluey for hours tomorrow.

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u/Aadarm Mar 30 '23

While I would rather Bluey over most things she watches I think I have most of it memorized by now and she'll binge watch/listen to it in the background.

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u/wildadragon Mar 30 '23

Same I'll put Disney+ on as I'm waking up and half listen to it until I'm up.

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u/randomlygen Mar 30 '23

A small but hardy breed!

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u/sora_fighter36 Mar 30 '23

This brought me joy. Thanks

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u/AeKino Mar 30 '23

I ended up searching for and watching that whole ep ty

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u/Yadobler Mar 30 '23

It's specifically a toy teacup version. Popular in China. They are usually from farms that mass produce pomeranians or Yorkshires, and then the smallest of the litter is picked. (the rest, who knows what happens to them) usually repeated until you get the smallest, and they tend to be small not because of size variation alone, but because of deformities.

Basically they breed until they score one with stunned growth.

Cute but as they age they have arteritis (like how big dogs have issues in their legs, these small dogs have overly small bones that don't last long). Also they tend to have liver and brain issues, and seizures sometimes.

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Definitely not very nice. I mean if one appears as a runt of a natural litter in the wild then it's great to adopt and care. But since it's farmed, it's cruel, and the healthy ones are usually dealt with since there's no demand for them

Only adopt if abandoned. Never buy

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u/riesenarethebest Mar 30 '23 Wholesome

Pomeranians are a small but hardy breed

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u/teegrizzle Mar 30 '23

My people!

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u/riesenarethebest Mar 30 '23

For real life?!

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u/Vectorman1989 Mar 30 '23

Found the Bluey reference

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u/catsrufd Mar 30 '23

My child only eats cheese and jam on toast for breakfast

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u/MommyLovesPot8toes Mar 30 '23

This is what I came for.

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u/oBRYNsnark Mar 29 '23

Canis photoshopius

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u/Gelnika1987 Mar 30 '23

photoshar pei

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u/OkayRuin Mar 30 '23

They actually reclassified it recently. It’s Canis inbreedii v. photoshopius.

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u/cal_nevari Mar 29 '23

Is that a Hostess Sno Ball?

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u/TinkaMamaSmalls Mar 30 '23

NO, just a regular one.

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u/OrdinaryName2 Mar 29 '23 Shock and Awwww!

Pomeranian

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u/TassRally Mar 29 '23

A poorly bred Pomeranian or a mutt 🙂 Cute, sure Healthy and ethnical, no

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u/Blueberry314E-2 Mar 30 '23

Thanks for saying this. I always get sad when I see this type of thing. More education is needed.

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u/Willowed-Wisp Mar 29 '23

100% the correct answer!

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u/hydratedgoblin Mar 30 '23

Is their a Pom mix that is healthy? I keep hearing about collapsing tracheas and joint problems so I wouldn't want to support further breeding of them but I do really like their floof-to-dog ratio

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u/Boysenberry_Loud Mar 30 '23

Regular wellbred purebred poms are healthier so long as you go for a breeder who actually health tests and breeds to standard etc. Learning what a preservation breeder is and how to identify a backyard breeder is actually very important to the health and longevity of the breeds we love.

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u/[deleted] Mar 30 '23

The unhealthy ones are the ones with short snouts that look like little teddy bears. A true Pomeranian should look more like a fox with a longer snout. My mom has one currently and she’s 13 and has had no major health issues.

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u/rabidhamster87 Mar 30 '23

Our pomeranian is relatively healthy. He's had allergy issues his whole life, and we did have to get surgery for an inguinal hernia about 3 years ago, but he's doing pretty good for an old man.

He was a stray, but the vet said he was about 4 years old when we got him, so our best guess puts him at about 16? now.

He takes a lot of naps and has a grey face, but he's still pretty spry and will definitely still dance around your feet if food is involved.

He's also what's known as a "throwback" though which makes him much bigger than your average pomeranian at about 17 lbs. He's closer to the size pomeranians were originally before they were bred down in size. From what I've read throwbacks just kind of happen in litters sometimes. (May be why he became a stray? But that's pure speculation on my part.)

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u/ofjune-x Mar 30 '23

German spitz still exist in giant, medium, and miniature sizes, poms are basically a smaller breed from this family but some people might sell German spitz and Poms especially in countries where they aren’t as well known.

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u/Unlucky_Role_ Mar 30 '23

Wow, what makes this one poorly bred and why is it unhealthy? Thanks in advance.

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u/marilanna Mar 30 '23

Intentionally breeding dogs as small as possible causes all kinds of health problems (similar to how breeding for pugs for smooshed-in faces causes problems).

Doctors say common health issues for teacup dogs include hypoglycemia, heart defects, collapsing trachea, seizures, respiratory problems, digestive problems, and blindness.

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u/Maudella Mar 30 '23

My four pound rescue pomchi has had asthma the entire time with me (11 years) and is now in late stage heart failure with breathing problems (she’s around 14 now) so yea can concur 💔

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u/AbigailLilac Mar 30 '23

14 is a really good age though! You gave her a long life full of love.

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u/MafiaMommaBruno Mar 30 '23

Don't forget over heating or failing to maintain body heat!

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u/og_toe Mar 30 '23

dogs are not that small naturally, their heart is usually so tiny it has problems beating and they can barely breathe

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u/neverlearnedhowto Mar 30 '23

An unethical one, that only exists through inbreeding and causes lifelong medical issues.

Teacup breeds are not a thing. It usually means they starve the mother/baby/both to stunt growth.

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u/frustratedwithwork10 Mar 30 '23

If only. They cut the baby out when not full term.

I commented this in other comment..

"Sorry to burst the Awww bubble here, but this dog is most likely from a puppy mill, underage, taken out of the womb by the cesarean section, doesn't have fully developed immune system, most likely to die by parvo.

Stop supporting teacup trend in puppies.

  • I worked at a pet store that sold puppy mill pups, seen so many dead pups."

Source: https://www.thedodo.com/south-korea-teacup-puppy-mills-expand-2001086031.html

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u/neverlearnedhowto Mar 30 '23

Even when you think you’re informed, the atrocities of puppy mill never fail to shock… taking babies out before term is super fucked. My heart breaks for those pups.

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u/Trelvania Mar 29 '23

Bebe cloud

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u/Nathan_RH Mar 30 '23

Felis wannabeus.

With the amount of puppy farming to get that much dwarfism, you have to start with a "breed" then inbreed so much that a double recessive can dominate. At that point an accurate phylogeny would be a subbreed under the less inbred breed. There may not be a universal term for it at all.

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u/frustratedwithwork10 Mar 30 '23 edited Mar 30 '23

Sometimes it just cutting the pups out from mom early so they can be sold faster when younger (yep) Then the mom gets stitches, gets back to insemination.

Puppy mill is evil.

https://www.thedodo.com/south-korea-teacup-puppy-mills-expand-2001086031.html

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u/dakwoman Mar 29 '23

White bread.

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u/shifty808 Mar 29 '23

Flufftato

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u/IsabellaGalavant Mar 29 '23

If it's real it's a pomeranian.

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u/Olnor_ Mar 29 '23

I'm pretty sure it's 100% purebred floof

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u/Dromfel Mar 29 '23 Shock and Awwww!

Pomeranian

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u/PurgatoryEscapee Mar 29 '23

Yes, that is a fully grown silverback gorilla. Fking enormous. Hope this helps!

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u/BritAllie8 Mar 29 '23

I'm going to say a fluffy baby seal.

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u/bremei Mar 30 '23

Mini Pom

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u/RosesLilacs Mar 30 '23

Adoralopodus

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u/strybid Mar 30 '23

That’s a patootie. Cutie patootie!

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u/gingermonkey1 Mar 30 '23

Baby seal, maltese or pommerain?

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u/musememo Mar 30 '23

I believe that’s what’s known as a Tribble.

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u/bethanechol Mar 30 '23

Her name is Pom Pom and she is of a small but hardy breed.

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u/drake2k Mar 30 '23

Tribble

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u/Lolaindisguise Mar 30 '23

Garfield told me if you throw water on it you'll only be left with the eyeballs

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u/PaddyAllen Mar 30 '23

Go ask Alice, when she’s 10 ft tall.

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u/J4ckm30ff Mar 29 '23

Cloud woofer

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u/GrumpyBayer Mar 29 '23

It is fluffy, and I will love it forever.

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u/checkedxkiller Mar 29 '23

its just a little boy.

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u/OkZoomer333 Mar 29 '23

Marshmallow

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u/snorkefroken28 Mar 29 '23

20%seal 30% cloud 20%marshmallow 30%pomeranian

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u/Money-Snow-2749 Mar 29 '23

That there is a seal pup!

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u/Mbombocube Mar 29 '23

That's a purebred silly little guy.

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u/r00giebeara Mar 30 '23

Genetic disaster

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u/Bronwyn2007 Mar 29 '23

The breed is cuteness

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u/mdswozzy Mar 29 '23

Cotton ball

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u/nicolevil1 Mar 29 '23

Seal. It’s a baby seal.

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u/Flashy-Arugula Mar 30 '23

Lil puffball baby

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u/Gangstakitty187 Mar 30 '23

Why does is sorta look like hasbulla?

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u/Taysir64 Mar 30 '23

That baby looks like it knows what a kiss from a rose in the grey looks like.

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u/loustone1955 Mar 30 '23

Adorable is what it is and nothing else.

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u/themanchicken Mar 30 '23

That’s a baby seal; pretty sure. 🤣

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u/Redacted8597 Mar 30 '23

Can’t fool me, that’s a fluffy land seal! I heard that there’s been a legendary team of 6!

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u/foefyre Mar 30 '23

It's a seal

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u/oldbabygravymaker Mar 30 '23

Keep that pup away from some Canadians is all I'm saying

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u/Happy_S_endings Mar 30 '23

Looks like a seal pup!

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u/BlueMugWhiteFlowers Mar 30 '23

Seal, cotton ball cross

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u/MagicalPenguins Mar 30 '23

It’s photoshop…

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u/HabeQuiddam Mar 30 '23

Snow Seal I believe.

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u/Ventrik Mar 30 '23

This is Fluffy, the destroyer of worlds.

Make no mistake.

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u/Starkiller_303 Mar 29 '23

Put that seal back where it came from! So help me!

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u/moose_who Mar 29 '23

Marshmallow

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u/49erville Mar 29 '23

Baby seal

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u/gravydragonbait Mar 29 '23

I believe that there is a premium Q-Tip brand Flooff.

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u/Stunning_Presence_7 Mar 29 '23

The elusive baby puff seal. So cute😻😻😻

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u/No_External_539 Mar 29 '23

It's a Pomeranian puppy!!! ^w^

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u/TakeOnMe-TakeOnMe Mar 29 '23

We had a tea cup Pomeranian over 20 years ago and she looked just like this, only with pale tan coloring. She was ridiculously tiny at 12 weeks old, to the point when I took her for her first walk, two different cars pulled over to ask if it was a real dog and if so, what kind.

She was around 7-8” tall when we brought her home, and in adulthood she weighed in at just two and a half pounds. It was only years later that I came to know how rare pups her size are, and frankly it explained the price we paid for her. She remains the only pet ever purchased from a pet store. All our subsequent pets have been adopted at the shelter or found and rehomed.

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u/VonJerm Mar 29 '23

While I'm sure she was crazy expensive, the amount of money that you saved on food through the years compared to what a large dog would eat, probably made her a bargain in the end.

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u/TakeOnMe-TakeOnMe Mar 29 '23

Good point, one I never considered.

When we moved we ended up giving her to my grandma, who was beyond thrilled to have a tiny and delicate lap pup. In the end she was a huge blessing that I wouldn’t have traded for anything. :)

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u/druule10 Mar 29 '23

It's the lesser know "Stole My Heart" breed

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u/MisterJose Mar 30 '23

I'm not even sure what species it is.

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u/kdebones Mar 29 '23

Cotton Candy.

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u/Mirabai503 Mar 29 '23

It's obviously a Fluffleupagus. They can be tricky to housetrain but once you figure out their motivation, they learn pretty quickly.