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Old 12-27-2007, 06:25 PM
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Default English Shepherd with BLUE EYES!?

I just adopted a shepherd mix, that has the appearance of an English Shepherd but with BRIGHT blue eyes like an Aussie. Could someone help me identify her breed mix?

She is about 5 months, and her foster mom did not know the parents.

Here are a few pictures.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...ATT2656074.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...ATT2333485.jpg
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:52 PM
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WOW that is one pretty dog!! I LOVE her eyes!

i couldn't tell ya what's in her but heck she's gorgeous!

I'm really unfamiliar with the breed, are they registered?
I put 'english shepherd' in a google image search and to be honest i would of passed a lot of them as border collies, with a few Hovawart mixes along the way! lol, no doubt they are good lookin' though.
Do they have any distinguishable features? Howcome you like them so much? Just curious, i wanna learn more
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:03 PM
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I was looking for an Australian Shepherd, we are a very active family with two small boys that love to be outside, many trips to the park and nature trails, i thought an Aussie would be perfect, and I always wanted a Frisbee dog. I brought her home, thinking she was an aussie, but she has a distinct black patch on the left side of her face, hard to see on the pic, I couldn't find any Aussie mixes that had this patch, but I did find a lot of English Shepherd puppies with this black patch. But NO English shepherds with blue eyes.
So my best guess is and English/Aussie mix.

Here is some pictures of some confirmed English shepherds with the black patch like my "Kiah" http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...US202%26sa%3DN

And some info on English shepherds.
http://www.englishshepherd.org/
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:31 PM
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She's going to be a very good looking girl regardless! Enjoy your pup, it'll be fun and hair-rippingly frustrating at the same time, but as she matures, you'll have the best dog ever.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:58 PM
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Blue eyes aren't always a direct link to a breed that typically has blue eyes (like catahoulas, aussie sheps, sibes, etc). It can happen in any breed. I forget if it is a recessive trait or a mutant gene though...
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:34 PM
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Do you mind my asking where you're located?

English Shepherds are more common in Europe than in North America. Chances are 95***37; of supposed "English Shepherds" in North American shelters are Border Collie or Aussie mixes. I'd guess that if you're in the US or Canada, your dog is probably a BC/Aussie mix and not an English Shepherd.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:43 PM
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OC is right...I've seen one or both eyes blue in pedigreed Akitas, and Beagles....VERY unexpected but always lovely!
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:29 AM
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Do you mind my asking where you're located?

English Shepherds are more common in Europe than in North America. Chances are 95% of supposed "English Shepherds" in North American shelters are Border Collie or Aussie mixes. I'd guess that if you're in the US or Canada, your dog is probably a BC/Aussie mix and not an English Shepherd.

I live in Houston, i got her from a rescue group in Jasper, Texas. (a lot farms)
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:45 AM
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She's a cutie! Love the blue eyes!

I agree with Zoom. I think it's extremely unlikely she has English shepherd in her. That is an insanely rare breed here. Your odds of stumbling across one (or even a mix of one) in a rescue or shelter are incredibly slim.

I'd guess border collie/catahoula mix. Both breeds are very common in Texas, and I think that combination is much more likely.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:03 AM
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yeah, i'm gonna say border collie mix, probably with aussie?
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