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Can you tell if my dog has any border collie in him? I got him from the SPCA, and they had him listed as a "pitbull mix". I don't really see any pitbull, but was thinking foxhound/border collie maybe? Whatever he is, I love him.. but I am curious.

 

Or I could be wrong. Can you guess help me figure this out at all?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

J

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I don't see Border Collie in him. Honestly I don't see any herding breed in him. Pointer or Foxhound is a possibility but I would agree with the SPCA that there is some Pit Bull in him. That muzzle doesn't really remind me of anything else.

 

That's funny, because he lifts his paw and howls a bit.

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First I thought Great Dane mix but he does look more like a Pitbull Mix like the SPCA said.

 

I think he resembles a dane mix as well. He's got a lot of snout for a pit, but I imagine if he was crossed with some kind of hound that would do it. He is very cute but I agree - not a BC mix.

 

RDM

 

(Edited to change "snot" to the more correctly intended "snout")

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That face reminds me of the 3 current bassets down the street (the folks also do rescue, so we've seen a lot of bassets).

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I have to say I don't see any BC, but then I don't see any 'pitbull' either. I'd be inclined to agree with Nancy that he really has a basset hound look to him. Whatever he is, I think he looks like a fun pup!

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I said I might be going senile. I did NOT say I'd completely lost it. Yet. :rolleyes: Stick it in a box and mail it to me. A girl, please. The boys they is a fightin' if I bring in more males. And it might be best if you wait til Raven is firmly established as the queen of all my dogs (which appears to be her current ambition.) It'll be more of a bloodless coup then.

 

Meanwhile, perhaps I should be shopping for Dave's next dog.... :D

 

P.S. If you can arrange for her to have really cool ears, I'd be most appreciative. :D

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!!!!

 

You have the right idea EXACTLY.

 

(But I thought you didn't adopt to those outside your area...?)

 

I make exceptions for people I know and love. Ask ... oh wait, I can't tell you yet. Never mind. But Raising River got one too!

 

So.

 

What's stopping you now?

 

:rolleyes:

 

RDM

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Re the OP's pup --- gah, he's adorable. Real hound-y looking to me. Could well be part pibble. Black-and-tan is a super rare color in pit bulls, though, and his muzzle is on the long side...

 

For comparison, here's a pup that was known to be half pit bull and half border collie:

PitBCmix.jpg

 

And here are three shots, at different ages, of a pit bull x ? that belongs to a family in Chicago:

Tucksibs.jpg

 

Tuckpuppy.jpg

 

Tuckyawn.jpg

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DANG! And here I thought I was safe, protected by a buffer of distance! I can see that my fate is already sealed, and it's only a matter of time... :D

 

What's stopping me now...? Neighborhood convenants alone! But should my dog "pupulation" (or the convenants!) change, I'll be asking you to look out for one for me....! And maybe one from Luisa as well. Those puppies are ADORABLE.

 

(And for my next trick, I will attempt to mind my manners and stop hijacking the thread... BAD doctor! NO BISCUIT.) :rolleyes:

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