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#1 Gary M

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 02:59 PM

After seeing this pic in the So Sad thread... Posted Image
It made me wonder if Bernie (the dog I rescued through a post on this board last October) could be one of these crosses?
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Your thoughts?
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Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:04 PM

He looks too thin through the torso to be a Berner mix. He looks mostly BC to me. We have a purebred 70lbs BC in rescue right now. He is huge, but all BC.

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#3 Gary M

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:34 PM

I wasn't sure about his BC percentage because of his size, shape of head and setter like feathered tail.
In the first pic in the OP, that was the day we picked him up from the shelter and he was literally skin and bones. He has put on about 15 pounds since then.

These are more recent pics.
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Gary's Abandoned As A Newborn In A Snowbank "Chloe" (SLG, W2K)
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Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:41 PM

you are right... something in him remember me some hunt dog, maybe a setter or a golden. Who knows...

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 08:07 PM

He has the big muzzle of a berne (or newfie) mix.
Although he does look mostly BC, some just have really big noses! :rolleyes:

If he does have some in him - it might be less then 50%. Like one of his grand/great grandparents was a big dog like that.

Maybe, then again, Maybe not - those rescues just always keep us guessing! :D
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Posted 17 February 2006 - 08:42 PM

Here is a pic of Raven, who was SUPER tall for a BC, and lacked everything the typical BC has in mannerisms (she was SO layed back and quiet and possessed no drive at all...unless when chasing other dogs..) I always wondered if she was a mix...

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But yes, your BC does seem to have a very setter-like head...very squarish. But with as varied as BCs come, Theres no telling!

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