Venom, the bigger dog is mixed with rottweiler and Labrador. You could call the mix rottlab or labrott. Whatever makes your day. My other dog is a much smaller dog, a mix breed poodle and a shihtzu. Well, you could call her a shipoo, shihtzoopoo, pootzu, what ever really makes your day. I sit and carefully observe their movements, character and general similarities and have come up with the list below which I believe is suppose to be the general traits in classifying an animal as a dog.
4. Distinctive Personality - If you are a dog owner or handler you will notice this easily. It is as though dogs are part human.
1. Bark Sound - The distinctive bark is a trait of all dogs, whether the dog is big, small, or of a particular breed.
2. Panting - It is obviously noticeable that no matter what, cool or hot. Dogs will pant. They pant when they are excited, hot or even exhausted. There are other animals that pant, such as large cats. But no animal pants as much as dogs.
3. Tail Wagging - Tell me another animal which wags its tail as often as a dog and I will give you a million dollars for each. Dogs wag their tails to match how they feel. Please note that cows swatting flies with their tail is not considered wagging. Some goats however will wag their tails when being fed.