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Offline Saint and Mal mom

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Can I ask you your opinion?
« 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!
Marissa

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Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 12:56:35 pm »
I wondered about that too. Hmmm.
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Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 04:24:55 pm »
Looks like a tricolor aussie to me.

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Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
« Reply #4 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!
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Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
« Reply #5 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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Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
« Reply #6 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!

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Re: Can I ask you your opinion?
« Reply #7 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.
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Dolly, CGC- Saint Bernard, 4 years
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