You Decide




Or Gecko?


Just kidding.  I like the way his legs stick out to the sides like that when he is snoozing.

A family friend was over earlier in the month and told us that he looked part Saluki.  We had no idea what that was, so we looked it up.


Now we are convinced.  The eyes and the snout are just spot on.  Remember when we first got him, I had a sneaking suspicion we had been lied to regarding his past, but we let it go. Now we feel like this is the piece of the puzzle we were missing.  We’ve thought about getting a DNA test, but in the end, I don’t really see a point.


Don’t worry Charley, you’re not going anywhere. We love ya, golden or saluki, or any combination of the two.

40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lassiter chase and Benjamin
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 05:19:37

    Wow the Saluki dogs sure do look like Charlies face. We think u are right.

  2. Daisy
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 05:33:03

    Just enjoy him. SHE thinks it’s cute when we sleep with our feet sticking out, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Nikitaland
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 06:10:33

    All I see is an adorable doggie! No matter what you are made up of, it doesn’t matter. 🙂

  4. Genevieve Petrillo
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 06:12:24

    Whatever you are Charley, you’re perfect. Sometimes, Mom says I have a long prehensile monkey-tail, but she still loves me.

    Love and licks,

  5. Molly The Wally
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 06:23:46

    So cute Charley and cool gecko impersonation. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. jack joseph's mom
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 06:29:20

    Love! Charley is a beautiful dog. My little Abbey lays that way, too. It’s super cute!

  7. tarynft
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 06:34:17

    Love the gecko comparison! So cute!

  8. Emmadog
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 06:58:10

    If you aren’t supposed to be a purebred, the only thing that matters is that you are cute and that you are! You are nothing like a creepy gecko! Position similar, but that would be it 🙂

  9. Dakota/Caren/Cody
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 07:15:46

    too funny! He DOES look like a Gecko! BOL!

  10. Whisppy
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 07:36:21

    A Goluki Gecko! 😀

  11. wallaceandsamuel
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 07:50:43

    Aw Chuck, there is nothing better than flattening yourself right out on the cool floor when you’re hot and tired! As for your heritage…we suspect Wally may have corgi in him but we LOVE LOVE LOVE him for it, so regardless of gecko, saluki or golden we LOVE YOU buddy!!!

    *AHEM* and we LOVE you to Finnie!!
    Sammy & Wally

  12. Goose
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 08:00:00

    All that matters is that you love him and he you. And clearly it shows.

  13. easyweimaraner
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 08:02:06

    Maybe Charley is a Geckaluki? btw: now I know why it is better to drive an automatic – that the dog has a headrest :o)

  14. Anonymous
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 08:05:36

    You are beautiful no matter what you are!

  15. What Remains Now
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 08:36:09

    Hmmm…gecko, Suluki? Charley’s just 100% super duper wonderful! DNA test would be fun though.

  16. Jan K
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 08:40:18

    Perhaps a DNA test would reveal a little gecko in there? Just kidding! I love the way Charley lays….so cute!

  17. Sarge
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 09:32:07

    Hey Charley!
    Wow, great snoozing pose! I’ll have to try that one, but I’m not sure my legs will bend like that. BOL I’m thinking maybe a little gecko or frog involved. Wow, your face does resemble a little Saluki. You are totally handsome no matter what!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  18. Reilly Cowspotdog
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 09:50:34

    we cal that “doing the froggie” but he does look like a gecko too 🙂

  19. Frankie and Ernie
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 10:26:48

    Charlie you do a GRRRRREAT FROGGY DOGGY pose fur sure.

  20. Momo and Pinot
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 10:38:24

    Hi Charley, your snoozing pose is very cute!

    Momo & Pinot

  21. Miss Harper Lee
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 11:24:18

    Charley is Charley. He’s special and one-of-a-kind!

  22. Kuruk
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 11:37:36

    Charley, sistah Nalle sleeps like that too, but on her back! 😛 Wooooowooooo, Ku

  23. Urban hounds
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 11:40:48

    He does look a little salukiish I do fall over the snake all the time in fact I tripped over it this morning. Saying I resemble Clara bow is also the nicest compliment ever though I don’t really see it myself
    Urban hounds

  24. Kyla
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 13:06:56

    We thought about a test for Kaci but what would the results prove? The only good to come of it would be to give the vet a better understanding of health problems-and some breeds are more prone to some diseases than others. It’s common knowledge that goldens and scotties are prone to intelligence. 🙂

  25. Misaki
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 13:46:15

    love your gecko impression:-)

  26. Madi and Mom
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 14:53:44

    Mol loves the Gecko on TVs but OMDs Charley is so much more furry and huggable he is our favorite but he does have a must unusual sleeping position.

    Saluki DNAs we can certainly see the resemblance in his fur color and face.
    No matter he is Charley and we love him
    Hugs madi and mom your bfffs

  27. Lily Belle & Muffin
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 14:54:56

    Charley is too funny! Every dog has gotta be comfy and that’s just what he is doing.

    Charley, you are a free spirit and we love you for that!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  28. rubytheairedale
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 15:03:48

    Oh, I thinks definitely Gecko!!! BOL Butts, that just keep you limber and flexible, right Charley?!
    Yups, I say, who cares what your heritage is….Your ADORABLE!!
    Ruby ♥

  29. Jacobi
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 17:49:48

    Oh Charley, are the people making fun of you? Tell them that that is a very dignified position for a dog nap on a cool floor on a warm day. Sheesh.


  30. Mitch and Molly
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 18:02:31

    OMG, you are so much cuter than that creepy-looking gecko, Charley!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  31. Melissa
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 18:16:59

    You certainly are flexible, Charley! You are definitely cuter than the gecko though.

  32. sprinkles
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 22:29:00

    All of my dad’s beagles liked to sleep with their back legs straight out behind them.

    I’m not sure if Charley is part Saluki or not, but he definitely does look like he could be! I sometimes wonder if Shiver is a purebred chi. Unlike Chico, he didn’t come with any papers and he’s very large for the breed. I don’t care though, I love him no matter what he is! And I know you feel just the same about Charley!

  33. harrispen
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 22:33:59

    Charley sure looks cute when he sleeps.


  34. chicamom85
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 23:11:49

    My Mommy calls me bunny feet. Whatever we look like it doesn’t matter cause we are loved. Charley you look really cute all sleepy and stretched out.

    Loveys Sasha

  35. dougalldog
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 03:25:31


  36. Eileen and Annie
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 03:50:59

    Annie is of unknown parentage, in fact all the dogs we have ever owned are.
    We have given them a loving home as you have done for Charley.
    DNA? Definitely Nicely Adorable 🙂

  37. mollie and alfie
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 05:55:26

    Those Saki dogs are like greyhounds with long hair. We think you are just beautiful Charley xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  38. Gizmo
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 14:01:41

    Definitely all dog! If she was a lizard her tail might fall off 🙂

  39. Dolly the Doxie
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 17:36:23

    I think the floor feels nice and cool on your tummy right? I heard of Saluki too I have a friend at the park that everyone thinks is part of it, he runs, and runs and runs. Mom thinks he’s part Greyhound. Mom wants to do a DNA on me to see what I am other than Doxie but in the end what does it matter, they’s still love us the same! Love Dolly

  40. 2browndawgs
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 20:11:53

    LOL poor Charley will get a complex. He won’t know if he is a reptile or a non-golden. 🙂

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