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Mixed Breeds => Mixed Breed Pictures => Topic started by: Saint and Mal mom on October 10, 2006, 10:57:07 am

Title: Can I ask you your opinion?
Post by: Saint and Mal mom on October 10, 2006, 10:57:07 am
Hey everyone! I've had a question gnawing at me for quite awhile now and I thought I'd see what everyone else thought. Below are some pictures of my first dog, Benny. He passed away at 9 years of age in April, 2005. We were told he was an Australian Shepherd mix. But I always wondered what he was mixed with. He just seemed too big to be just Aussie. He was overweight, but I think a good weight for him would have been about 65 pounds. He was 21 inches tall at the shoulder, I think. I'm posting some pics to see what you guys think he may be mixed with or if you think he's pure Aussie! I know it's impossible to know, but I'd like to have a guess. Thanks! Oh, and the last picture is me with him when I was little!
Title: Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
Post by: The Brindle Pack on October 10, 2006, 11:13:26 am
My immediate thought was a Collie but I'm really not a good one to ask....lol
Title: Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
Post by: Saint and Mal mom on October 10, 2006, 12:56:35 pm
I wondered about that too. Hmmm.
Title: Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
Post by: cricket36580 on October 10, 2006, 04:24:55 pm
Looks like a tricolor aussie to me.
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Post by: navarre1316 on October 10, 2006, 04:50:22 pm
My first thought was collie too, his chest looks a bit deeper than an aussie's, at least the way I was looking at the pics!!  What a beautiful boy!
Title: Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
Post by: Kermit on October 11, 2006, 04:08:15 am
He does look like an Aussie/Collie mix! :) I think that is a common mix because people who have working dogs on their farms unfortunately let them interbreed a lot... so in the south we see combinations of Collies, Border Collies, Great Pyrenees, and Australian Shepherds. They are always beautiful dogs!!! (Like yours!)
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Post by: macybean on October 11, 2006, 04:26:00 am
My first thought was collie too, his chest looks a bit deeper than an aussie's, at least the way I was looking at the pics!!  What a beautiful boy!

That's what I was thinking. He was a pretty guy!
Title: Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
Post by: Saint and Mal mom on October 11, 2006, 08:07:35 am
Wow, seems like you all pretty much agree that he looks like Collie. I think I agree with you all. Ben was a hyper boy until he reached age 2. Then he settled down and just became very protective and loyal and loving. I miss him. Thanks for saying he was beautiful. I'll see him again sometime.