Pet Talk: Visual breed identification can be deceiving

Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:16 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Pet Talk is a segment airing during 7@four each Wednesday. You can send us your questions through our website and ask professionals what you should do for your pet.

“What breed of dog is that?” is a popular question that is asked when people go to the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Visual identification of dog breeds is not reliable. Should it be a factor in rescuing a pet?

We spoke to Julie Rickmond with the Roanoke Valley SPCA and she touched on what to do in this type of situation.