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Posted : 1/8/2010 1:01:12 PM
Decided to post this up here, I still have no idea what she actually is. my guesses are Aussie/ACD, or ACD/border collie.....any other guesses?
possibly a aussie/smooth coat BC??? I almost want to think that the blue merle isn't from ACD ( they're usually more 'ticked' blues, not actual merles, I could be wrong though)
oh ya, she's estimated 12weeks ( as per her vet visit) and 14lbs 8 oz.
i love how the tips of her ears flop, but I know there is a good chance they'll stand up all the way when she gets older..
wanted to post some pics of examples..
Here's a pic of a blue merle BC, i think she looks very similar to Zoe structure wise.
Posted : 1/8/2010 1:16:56 PM
She looks a lot like a bc/acd mix. Yesterday I saw a dog that looked A LOT like her and I thought at first it might be here, but then realized she was too big.
Posted : 1/8/2010 1:35:19 PM
My neighbors dog looks a lot like Zoe only with tan points. They were told that she was a Aussie/Rottie mix but I'm not real sure on the Rottie part. They got her from a box of free puppies at a flea market and she was the only one in the box that was not black and tan, so she may have had a different father than the other puppies. I always thought she was likely an Aussie/ACD mix, as her temperament is all herding breed and she is ACD sized. You are correct on the merle not being an ACD trait though - they are ticked, which is genetically totally different from merle. I think both Aussies and BCs can have merle without tan points and I know Aussies for sure can also be solid merle without white or tan points.
Posted : 1/8/2010 1:52:12 PM
check this out! looks alot like zoe! LOL
some mixed blue merle collies
an australian shepard mix that looks alot like zoe also
Posted : 1/8/2010 1:58:08 PM
akyramoto82 check this out! looks alot like zoe! LOLaussie/lab mix! some mixed blue merle collies an australian shepard mix that looks alot like zoe also
That pup does look a lot like her, but I don't exactly see lab....
Posted : 1/8/2010 2:13:18 PM
My guess would be ACD/smooth BC.
Posted : 1/8/2010 2:14:05 PM
here are some more body shots of Zoey
Posted : 1/8/2010 2:16:31 PM
another pic of a Heeler/BC mix
Posted : 1/8/2010 4:29:44 PM
I think she's probably more likely to be an Aussie mixed with something shorthaired than a BC due to the blockier head. Although if mixed with ACD, that could produce a blocky head too. And in a couple of the pictures she sure has an ACD look to her. I believe that only one parent has to be merle to get merle puppies.
Posted : 1/12/2010 10:22:33 PM
OMG they're SO CUTE.. I want one.
I had to check out this thread cause my dog's name is Zoe too. :)
Posted : 1/13/2010 10:37:10 AM
ACDs are ticked, not merle. I don't necessarily see any ACD other than in the blockiness, and that could just as easily come from any number of heavier boned breeds.
Posted : 1/13/2010 8:35:41 PM
This is ex-BFs, 10 year old Blue Heeler x, Dingo:
Posted : 3/18/2010 12:16:21 PM
we got her a DNA test, still haven't used it yet, cuz ten seconds of swabbing is a long time in puppy world!! LOL
But I'll def update what it says, I'm interested, I know they don't have heeler in their breed list though.
Posted : 4/5/2010 1:47:17 PM
I got Zoey's DNA results, I dont know how accurate they are, but i think I might wanna do another one in the future.
we did the bio pet test ( cheek swab)
it says she's level 1 border collie!! ( level 1 is 75% of the DNA found in the dog, it says ' most mixed breed dogs will not show any breeds under level 1 unless the dog has a purebred parent).
Posted : 4/5/2010 2:10:56 PM
I did a DNA blood test on Gizmo and the resutls came back as Chow Chow/ Irish Setter/ Irish Wolfhound... So I don't think I trust them 100%
There are smooth coated BCs. The ranch were I would take Gizmo to sheep herd raised BC that come directly from Ireland and all have smooth coats.
Anouther breed to consider, but a bit more rare, would be Catahoula Leopard dog. They have a similar coat. I can see that mixed with BC
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