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Hello,
I very recently adopted a beautiful 10 week old puppy from my local animal shelter named Lucy, she was left to fend for herself in death valley, CA. The shelter workers were not certain of her breed but we do know that she has a fair amount of border collie in her. The thing that stumps me the most is her unbelievable ears, cute as they may be i have never seen anything like them. If anybody has a reccomendation for directions for me to look into or just a guess of what else she may have i her i would be more than greatful. Hopefully i can discover what this sweetheart is mixed with.

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(Taken at pound day of adoption, Slight hair loss due to mal nutrition so may fluff up a bit)





 

Laurelin

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She could be all border collie. Those ears will do all sorts of things likely as she grows up.
 
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Thank you, Lucy appreciates it :)
She is 10 weeks old and already trying to herd every animal she sees
 

Whisper

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It's usually harder to tell with puppies. She could be full BC. . .it's hard to tell. Don't worry about her ears. I've seen puppy ears like that, and they usually either become fully pricked or stand up just enough to be slightly tipped. Both ear types appear in the Border Collie.
 

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She is TOO cute! I only see BC too. How lucky for you to adopt such a precious little girl!
 

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She doesn't look full Border Collie to me, honstely. Her body looks border collie (but that could change as she gets older) but her head...just looks a little different. Almost bully-ish.

She's a cutie though. :) But you really won't be able to tell till she is fully matured.
 

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Could be an English Shepherd. It's hard to tell, because malnutrition affects the ears and tail first - if she were fed properly from the start, she might have more in the ear department. Cute little pup though!
 

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I don't see a lick of any of the 'pit bull' breeds in that puppy.

It's hard because at that age, puppies tend to share some characteristics all across the board.

Whatever she is, she is a cutie. Just wait until she's a bit older and then take some more pics and we'll try again. :)
 

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I don't understand where people are seeing pit bull in this dog...her head shape is far from pit bull looking....
 

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