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#1 New Mom

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

Does this look like a Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix to you??? He's 5 1/2 mos. old, 33lbs.Attached File  IMG_1152.JPG   156.67K   116 downloads



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:51 PM

He very well could be.  BTW, he's very handsom.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:03 PM

Thanks! I was told that dad is a tri colored border collie and mom is a blue heeler. I can see both breeds. But others have questioned it. I was just curious what people on here thought.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

I've had blue heelers too, and he is shaped just exactly like my boy was.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

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My mom has his sister (this is her pic) and several people have told her that she is hound not border collie.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

They do look a bit more like Catahoula Leopard Dog cross bred pups to me.  Catahoulas are rather hound like in appearance.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:29 PM

My first impression was also a bit of hound in there. It is very hard to tell from just the face. They are both very cute.

 

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

The ears are a bit big.  I don't know what kind of hound would give you that dark coloring and not give you ears more like a coonhound.  But they might also be seeing something in how it moves or something else, IDK



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:28 PM

My first thought was some hound would be in there too. Big floppy ears and his snout is pretty square for a BC and a heeler. They are both very good looking so it shouldn't make any difference what they are. :)

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:13 PM

Here in Oklahoma, there is a trend by some Ranchers to cross Red or Blue Heelers with BC's.  They say the crosses tolerate the heat better when working cattle in the summer heat.  The Heeler part gives better heat tolerance, while the BC part gives more herding ability.   My understanding is this started in South Texas and those BC/Heeler crosses are called Texas Heelers.

 

 

Does this look like a Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix to you??? He's 5 1/2 mos. old, 33lbs.attachicon.gifIMG_1152.JPG



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:38 PM

He's super cute, but my guess wouldn't have been BC/cattle dog if I didn't know that's what he's supposed to be.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:43 AM

They do look a bit more like Catahoula Leopard Dog cross bred pups to me.  Catahoulas are rather hound like in appearance.

 

This was my first thought, too.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:18 AM

Here's  a picture of my 14 year old.  She's a border collie with hound ear.  Border collies do come with hound ears. 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

There is a difference between drop ears, which some BCs have, and hound ears, which are larger and more rounded.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

They do look a bit more like Catahoula Leopard Dog cross bred pups to me.  Catahoulas are rather hound like in appearance.

 

That's exactly what I was thinking... the eyes, muzzle, and ears all say Catahoula to me


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

But Catahoulas aren't black and tan dogs.  The mother was known to be a blue heeler.  Something has to give it that coloring.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:13 PM

Actually, most of the Catahoulas are black and tan, but they also tend to be MM or Mm.  It may be that one parent was a mixed breed.  It's common to cross various breeds for working cattle.  Also, a lot of the "blue heelers" you see on working farms are mixes and not purebred in the AKC sense of the word.  It's possible these pups are mixes of mixed breed dogs.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

Yup, look at these...

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

Wow!  100% of the Catahoulas that I have seen down here have been what I think of as harlequin or spotted.  I've never even heard of them being black and tan.




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