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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Happy Valley, Utah

    Breed guesses?

    Sorry these aren't the best photos, they are taken with my crappy cell phone camera. He is afraid of my big camera he runs and hides. This is my brother-in-law's dog. He got him for free from the classifieds, he was told he was a purebred breed of dog but I'm not going to tell you what that breed is supposed to be yet. Needless to say I don't think he's that purebred breed of dog though I'm certain he could have it in him. He's about 3 years old (sadly this is at least his 3rd home) he's super sweet. Kind of a chicken at first, very submissive, but friendly. Fairly mellow but does love to play. Wasn't good off leash at first but now that he's bonded to his new owner he is. His fur is actually longer than in these photos, I cut his hair. The length I do barely takes anything off his body but his hind/tail were easily more than twice the length they are now and his neck fur was probably 2 inches longer. He absolutely hates to be brushed, especially his tail and hind, and this makes it more manageable and happier grooming experiences for him. He's pretty small, 30 lbs tops, probably less than that but he's thin he would probably weigh 30-35 if he filled out a bit. Oh and in case you don't know my dogs, he's the black and tan one.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Gordon Setter/Border Collie mix would be my guess, especially from the long tail and ears feathering you described before his trim! His coloring is pretty close to a Gordon, but he's shorter and stockier ...
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2005
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    He reminds me of chocolatepuppy's Jake He's so cute! Hi, Murphy -- welcome to PT! And hi, Keva, Skya, and Killer! And Nebo too!
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    Nov 2006
    I see Australian Shepherd. The coloring could be rotty or dobie. Who knows!? But I don't see a purebred dog there either. I do, however, see one ADORABLE dog!
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  6. #6
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    Dec 2011
    I see some type of herding breed, but that's all the further I get Welcome to PT, gorgeous guy!
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