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Thread: Mickey - Collie or Sheltie mix?

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    Mickey - Collie or Sheltie mix?

    Since we adopted Mickey, there's been a mini debate throughout the family whether or not he's Collie or Sheltie cross Border Collie... or neither! Just going to make a poll and see what you all think.

    These aren't the greatest pictures, I don't have a recent sideshot, but I thought pictures showing his personality could possibly determine his mix.

    Mick's 21" and very furry. He probably weighs 45-50lbs right now and could lose about 5 pounds!









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    ETA: Here's an old sideshot from the winter (2005.... sorry for the bad quality!)



    A bad quality one from the spring.

    Last edited by BC_MoM; 09-30-2006 at 01:31 AM.


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    looks all BC to me lol
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    I think he's mostly Border Collie with some Collie mixed in. I can easily see both breeds in him. I don't see any Sheltie at all...but then again, Collie and Sheltie mixes can look very similar. Whatever he is though, he's a beautiful dog!
    Last edited by Tollers-n-Dobes; 09-30-2006 at 01:34 AM. Reason: spelling..

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    He looks BC/Sheltie to me.. but I'm thinking he might be 3/4 BC, 1/4 Sheltie. I do see a lot of Border in him, but I don't think he's a purebred at all. The first and last pictures really remind me of my boys.

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    I see more Collie than I do Border Colle. I don't know much about rough collies, but he doesn't look similar to any border collies I have met. JMO Go put him on sheep and see what happens!

    To really confuse you there is a PB Aussie in my agility class that reminds me of him.
    http://www.freewebs.com/katahdin_cody/index.htm



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    He looks to me like Collie/Border Collie mix.

    The structure of his body in the pics and how he holds himself say Collie although I don't know anything about BC's. His markings are that of a Collie and the way his tail appears to be "low slung" say Collie to me. His face looks Border Collie and his ear set looks B/C. And his weight is about that of a BC. Male Collie's are much larger than 45lbs unless they just come from EXTREMELY small parents. But again BC's are around this size aren't they? But I don't think Sheltie at all but of course I don't know his personality either.
    Collie/BC is my opinion

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    Okay, I'm not an expert on Dog Breeds ~~~ However, I tend to think that Micki is Border Collie/Collie

    and, I have to add that Micki is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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    based as every BC I know around here(which is not far from where BC_mom lives)


    size and wieght- purly Border Collie

    markings- very common BC markings

    tail- every BC I have ever know carries their tail like that

    posture- like a cattle bred BC

    coat- BC

    ear set- BC

    the only thing about him that does not scream Border Collie to me is his face, in a few of the pics his face looks Collie like and in other his face looks BC like so I am not sure on that one.
    Shayna
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    I really do believe he is BC/Collie. He has a very full body and face in which the sheltie doesn't have. and I maybe a little more bias for a Collie. lol
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    lol! Thanks guys.. my Mom still really believes he is BC/Sheltie.. but I've always thought BC/Collie because of his long face.. but other times, I do see BC/Sheltie

    Nicole! How dare you post a picture of a look-a-like Aussie! lol
    Mickey looks very Border Collie when you see him in real life, sometimes, depending on how he carries himself, he looks purebred. All I know is that his mother was a purebred Border Collie. No idea what the father was.

    Maybe Mickey's a Border Collie/Collie/Sheltie/Australian Shepherd


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    My immediate thought was actually Australian Shepherd x Collie ^^

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    dunno. there's a border collie w/ brown by my work. could have a granparent of the sled dog variety, from his looks, but i could be wrong. did you get him from a breeder or a shelter?
    perhaps, as he gets older, you'll get clues, from his behavior. awww Mickey, you don't need a diet!
    that is one gorgeous dog!! *hug & kiss from Daisy*
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    He's from a rescue.. he'll be turning 3 in October, so I don't think we'll see anymore changes in him! lol

    Aussie x Collie? There's a new one!

    No matter what Mickey is, I love him the same.. but I wish there was some kind of, DNA test or something you could get done! lol


    "Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you?
    But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window." -- Steve Bluestone

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    oh his colour is all BC, black tri is the 2nd most common border collie colour lol
    Shayna
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    Misty-10 year old BC Happy-12 year old BC Electra-6 year old Toller Rusty- 9 year old JRT X Gem and Gypsy- 10 month ACD X's Toivo-8 year old pearl 'Tiel Marley- 3 year old whiteface Cinnamon pearl 'Tiel Jenny- the rescue bunny Peepers the Dwarf Hotot Miami- T. Marcianus

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    Perky-13 year old mix Ripley-11 year old mix

    and the Prairie Clan Gerbils

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