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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Frances Dennis, Aug 28, 2020.


  1. Frances Dennis

    Frances Dennis PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all. I’m looking for some help! I’d like to identify the potential breed of this dog based on this picture. Dog is likely around 9 weeks old.

    Can anyone help, or can anyone point me in the direction of someone who may be able to offer a qualified decision.
     

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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    The breeder should be able to tell you! No one is "qualified" to guess at a puppy's breed, they change a lot as they grow. We have no idea of size from this photo either.
    At a guess a collie type.
     
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    Pup is more like 6 weeks old I'd say.
    Looks staffy-ish, but without size reference, hard to say.
     
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    I was going to guess staffy x collie... LOL:D
     
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    May I ask where you are getting your puppy from, a breeder should know what breed of puppy they are selling.

    If the breeder doesn't know what the puppy is and the parents aren't health tested don't buy.
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    To be fair it could be a rescue from a dumped litter. But otherwise I agree!
     
  7. Frances Dennis

    Frances Dennis PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all. Thanks for the info and concern. Just to qualify - where not looking to purchase this dog.

    We’re hoping to rescue (dumped litter as stated above) and as it’s so little we’re looking to try and understand if anyone has an instinct on the breed. I know It’s difficult And maybe impossible to tell at this age.

    Just drawing info from as many sources as possible so we can make a sensible plan and do our research.

    my instinct was also a collie cross but I’m no expert, hence posting.
     
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    Well both staffies and collies are very biddable dogs so that's a plus, and pup is making good eye contact with whoever is taking the picture, interested and curious - a great sign in a dumped litter.
    Is mum still around or is the litter on it's own?
    How's the behavior of the rest of the litter? If they're happy, curious, playful pups I don't see any major red flags.

    How much activity are you willing to do with a dog?
     
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  9. Frances Dennis

    Frances Dennis PetForums Newbie

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    I don’t have a great deal of info at this point. Still early stages.

    we’re prepared to do a good amount of work. We’re a very active household and previously owned a spaniel whom we exercised a great deal. We also live nearby a dog agility course which we plan to make use of wherever possible. Also, we’d like (COVID permitting) to do puppy classes to ensure he’s properly socialised etc.
     
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    Looks like a sweet mongrel puppy. I would agree it does not look 8 weeks but if it is a rescue and not with mum then it does not really matter, just take a bit longer with the house training but would be a good age to start it getting used to living in a house and getting used to household noises.
     
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