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What Breed Is My Dog?


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I've been trying to figure out my dog's breed. I know she's at least part Border Collie, but what else? My best guess is Border Collie/Kelpie mix. But that's just my guess based on pictures I've seen and various online information.

She's very intelligent, very responsive to verbal commands and hand gestures, easily trainable, extremely energetic, and above all, ball-obsessed. She wants to chase the ball nonstop. I've never noticed her exhibiting any traditional herding behavior. She doesn't try to herd or nip, but she loves to run and chase. She prefers people to other dogs, but that's probably because they have all the tennis balls.

She's very thin and lean-- long, spindly legs, very narrow waist, big chest. Some people think she's part whippet, though I highly doubt it.

I've attached a picture. The left is her at 5mo., the right at 1yo. I'd appreciate your best guesses. If anyone needs more info, please let me know. Thanks.

-dima

[img]http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/6747/misha0vt.jpg[/img]

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I was thinking their might be some pharoah hound or ibizan in him too, although those breeds aren't that common yet, so not too likely to be part of a mix. Do you have a picture of him standing from the side so we can see his chest and tuckup?

Whatever his mixture, he's sure cute!!! :D

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Your dog looks a lot like my Abby!

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Abker/Dogs/Abby.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Abker/Dogs/MVC-007S.jpg[/img]

But she is a lot lankier. I agree with the others, probably mixed with some sort of sighthound.

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Wow, she's gorgeous! I could see kelpie, although they're pretty rare. She does have more of a kelpie rather than a border collie build, with the BC colouring.

However, she could easily be purebred too. Here's a couple pics of a purebred working bred smoothcoated, prick-eared BC.

[img]http://www.lockeyebc.com/images/Pearl_standing330.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.lockeyebc.com/images/Mick_and_Pearl_stump_440.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.lockeyebc.com/images/Pearl.jpg[/img]

Your dog is a little leaner, but if I'm not mistaken she's stil young? And may fill out more.

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