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Old 01-20-2009, 01:41 AM
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The spots that are showing up are called ticking, and many breeds have it. As the dog gets older more and more "ticks" develop.

A few of the types that have it:
Many pointers
Many spaniels
Many bull breeds
Greyhounds, borzoi
Bluetick coonhound (many of the hounds have ticking)
Border collies

As an example, here is a picture of my dog's dam as a puppy, and then as a yearling to show how the markings can develop.

Sorry this picture is squished, can't do anything about it.

To me, your dog looks like he's got some northern breed (like husky) mixed with a handful of other things, maybe shepherd. I don't think he's part white shepherd. The gene for white in shepherds is a simple recessive, and only comes out with pure white dogs in the homozygous. No ticking, no dilute markings showing through the coat. It also has no dilute affects on other pigment the dog is carrying, as white shepherds have been born alongside and produced heavily pigmented dogs as well.

What is his personality/temperament like? That will tell you a lot too.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by laurae View Post
Hi everyone!

... does anyone know of dog breeds that develop spots around 6-7 months old?...
Like Romy said dogs with ticking (kind of like freckles) are born white where the ticking will be, and the ticking shows up later. The one Brittany across the street still had ticking popping up at 2 years old. Same with the spots on Dalmatians. Honestly, the first thing I thought of when I saw your pup's pictures was Siberian mix, although his ears lookk kinds of GSD to me. The ticking and coloring popping up on his ear makes me think he has some Border Collie in him, too. So I'm guess Siberian/GSD/Border Collie.

eta- Oops, what a ding bat I am this morning. I totally forgot to add how absolutely adorable your pup is!
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:37 AM
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I have no clue, but Oh my Goodness! What a cute puppy! I love how the effect of the coloration of one eye rim makes the other look so different. Cool!
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:37 AM
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I'm not sure but I think he might have some spitz in him.

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:23 PM
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I see either Border Collie or Australian Shepherd mixed in there...could be with husky, could be with another shepherd.

Either way, he's adorable!
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:32 PM
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Yep see GSD in there. JRTs and whippets get ticking (if they are going too) as they age.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:35 PM
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I dunno what he is but he's CUTE!

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:42 PM
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Husky/JRT actually...will be my guess on this one. On the one where he's loking back he looks a heck of a lot like the RCA dog.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:07 PM
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I see some husky of one kind or another as well - but either way, he is too cute! I love his little nose, how it looks like a heart because of the colouration...

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Old 01-20-2009, 04:40 PM
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sibe/ border collie mix.
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