General consensus seems to be Tessa is a mix of TM & something... But it's anybody's guess really. So put your thoughts in on what you think my muppet could be. For those of you not familiar, I adopted Tessa as a rottie mix. I was told she was an accidental breeding. Rottie & something else... She was bounced between 2 shelters, then in a foster for a couple of weeks before I adopted her. It also appears her fur was cut/clippered as a pup & was all kinds of different lengths before she blew her puppy coat. You can see the different degrees of fuzziness in the pics below, which are from 8.5 wks to 11.5 weeks. Tessa is 'black & tan" *kinda sorta*--The black is black--but the tan-ish parts are actually 2 colors-silvery & an almost copper color which there is very little of--she has the colors of a himilayan cat--it's like she's 'pointed'. Until I came here, I thought she was a rottie mix, but the more she develops, she has more of a mountain dog thing going on, though not as heavily boned. Even though she's not as heavily boned as a pure TM, for a female, she is still heavier boned than a rottie. I'll be posting pics in order of age as best I can. To be honest, I'm not sure if I see any rottie anymore, & she doesn't have rottie temperament. She is way more mellow, different type of focus, more independent & much more stubborn LOL I do see TM in her face, despite all of the changes with blowing her puppy coat & growth, I still see that TM shape in her face clearly. If TM weren't so rare, I'd say I was sure she was TM & some type of retriever, based on what I've learned here. But try as I might, I find very very few TM mixes online, so I have doubts about the TM. ALso, damned if I can find other breeds of pups with the colors she has on her face/mask of other breeds-& i've searched & searched. I should have results in about 2 weeks after the test is received. She was 18 lbs at 11.5 weeks 23lbs at 12.5 weeks 43lbs at 16.5 weeks and is about 60 lbs now at apx 23 weeks Oh, and yes, Tessa does *drool*-not severely-usually when she is waiting for a treat or her food, & of course after she drinks water, but she's not a drooly mess, but she can readily produce those drooley strings right down to the floor. More pics to come I sent the Wisdom 2.0 Test last week--per USPS tracking, my test is now in Idaho today, despite Priority mail...it's moving very slowly So lets have some fun in the mean time!