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Old 02-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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Default 75 Pound Border Collie!?

Is that possible? A customer came in today with a big black and white fluffy dog that I thought was some kind of Berner mix or something. When I asked what he was she said he was a pure bred Border Collie! I didn't press the issue any further, so I don't know if he was a rescue that she was claiming was purebred or if she actually got him from a breeder. I snapped a quick picture, but it doesn't do him justice. He was really big and stocky. He was bigger than my coworker's lab. Thoughts?

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:06 PM
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I've seen some big ones. 65 lbs I think is the largest I've met. And then on the other end, I met a BC last week that must've been < 20 lbs. She was teeny tiny. About the same height and size as the shelties.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:06 PM
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English Shepherd or English Shepherd mix possibly? Some of the males can get pretty big, especially if they're allowed to get a little chunky.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:17 PM
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Holy smokes! I've never seen one over 60-65lbs either...while on the other a friend has one who's Webster-sized...a bit shorter but the same weight...

Super-sized BC, if purebred...
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:38 PM
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A lady I used to train with had a HUGE border collie. I don't know how much he weighed, but he was just all around ginormous. She got him from her husband's family in Brazil--apparently they breed them much bigger down there? She said her dog was the smallest of the litter mates (siblings/cousins had the rest of the litter).
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:16 PM
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He's so big, but totally looks pure! Fluke? I've also not really heard of a Border over 65, heck Maddy was half German Shepherd and only 65lbs tops!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:16 PM
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He looks like the BC/Great Pyr mixes I have seen.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:27 PM
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I was thinking BC x Pyr as well.
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I know a purebred 65 lb BC, he's a byb dog though.
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I had a friend in high school with a really large border collie. He looked about the same size as your picture. I think I remember her mom saying that the vet weighed him and he was 70lbs one year... who knows. He was a big guy though... I guess that's what happens when they're bred poorly for so long?
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