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Old 03-05-2013, 04:43 PM
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Smile New foster Australian Shep?

Got him from a farmer that was going to shoot him. He was bought to work cows but the farmer never put time into training and just let him roam free and he hooked up with neighboring dogs and began chasing cows for fun. He is about a year old sweet as can be. He had been locked in a messy garbage filled cage for about a week without proper food an water when a neighbor called me to help him b4 he was shot for no fault of his own.

He is very sweet and wants to learn!

But everyone who sees him says he looks wolfish. so I figured a lot of you have aussie experience what do you think?



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Old 03-05-2013, 04:47 PM
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He definitely looks like he could have a northern breed somewhere in his lineage. I might guess Aussie with some husky thrown in, or even something spitz-y...samoyed or eskie. I wonder what his siblings look like?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:49 PM
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I just see a working bred Aussie.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:07 PM
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that's what I thought Julee.

it just made no sense for a cow farmer to buy that kind of a mix. and the farmer said he was purebred aussie.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:08 PM
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He definitely looks like he could have a northern breed somewhere in his lineage. I might guess Aussie with some husky thrown in, or even something spitz-y...samoyed or eskie. I wonder what his siblings look like?

no clue I have only seen him .
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:08 PM
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He reminds me of Abe!
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:38 PM
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Looks working aussie to me.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:55 PM
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He looks like purebred working Aussie, maybe a bit of Husky thrown in there down the line, but being purebred could definitely be possible.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:14 PM
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Looks Aussie, maybe with some cattle dog tossed in to account for the speckling on the muzzle and the odd coat color
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Looks Aussie, maybe with some cattle dog tossed in to account for the speckling on the muzzle and the odd coat color
the speckling on the muzzle is merling not roaning.

He looks like a purebred Aussie to me as well. He has a muddy undercoat and minimal white, I have seen many dogs with his look. His color is not out of the realm of normal. He would still be registered as a Blue Merle, he just has poor clarity in his pigment.
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