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What kind of dog do I have?!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by bellers, Oct 3, 2013.


  1. bellers

    bellers PetForums Newbie

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    I could really do with some advice about my dog Archie. I've already had some good advice about toilet training on here (thanks!), but I also really want to know what kind of dog he is! The vets have guessed at some sort of bearded collie/OES dog/terrier mix, but as he's a rescue we don't really know. When he was picked up by the RSPCA he was so dreadlocked and matted they called him reggae, and his dreadlocks were almost down to the floor, as he had never been groomed. He's now had about 6-7 months of his coat after he had to be completely shaved and his coat is getting harder to tame! He weighs about 12kg.

    He's very sweet, not an aggressive bone in his body, wants to please me all the time. He's also very needy, scared of everything, and has bad separation anxiety, but I think that's more to do with his past than his breed.

    Here's some pictures from today, in his favourite spot on the coffee table! Any dog experts out there...can you guess what he is?!

    Thanks!
     

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    labradrk PetForums VIP

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    Hmm....Tibetan Terrier or Tibetan cross?? he is a great looking dog!
     
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    happysaz133 PetForums VIP

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    I reckon your vets have probably got it spot on, he looks exallty right for those breeds to me :)

    He's gorgeous!
     
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    He is GORGEOUS! What a handsome boy!

    I'd say bearded collie/oes too :) Hopefully someone with some experience of those breeds will see this thread :)
     
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    oh hes just gorgeous! I would def say there is some oes in there somewhere, the markings are very oes.
     
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    He is a cutie dog..thats what he is.lol
     
  7. Westy

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    Google Polish Lowland the click images. Ignore tha bad haircuts! :)
     
  8. Tash

    Tash PetForums Member

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    I would have suggested Tibetan Terrier/cross too. Though Polish Lowland is another possibility! Super cute either way!
     
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    If he's only 12kg I'd have thought him way too small to be an OES/Beardie mix. Not that I have any better guesses lol.
     
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    He looks very Tibetan Terrier to me, but we need to see his tail.
     
  11. bellers

    bellers PetForums Newbie

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    He's got a long tail, not one that bends upwards like the Tibetan terrier, but yes I thought he'd be way too small for an OES cross, but his fur is very similar.

    I'll definitely check out those other breeds, he is super cute isn't he! :) had no idea that he'd turn out like that, he was shaved and skinny when I got him, pretty good luck I reckon!
     
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    oops i missed the 12kg part.. the polish lowland is probably more likely they do look like mini oes!
     
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    He is a gorgeous hairy dog.
     
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    bellers PetForums Newbie

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    Here's one where you can see his tail...and one with our greyhound, because it's mega cute haha
     

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    Firstly, can I have him? Secondly, I'm now thinking he's a Polish Lowland and if so... you're so lucky! He looks squeezable. :eek:
     
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    bellers PetForums Newbie

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    he is super squeezable, it's like having a very fluffy (albeit smelly) cushion, sat on your feet all day!
     
  17. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    He looks like a polish lowland sheepdog.

    Weights about right too weight range 13.9 - 15.9Kg adult weight.

    Height 42/47cm f/males 45/47cm males

    They come in a variety of colour including black and white.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=p...BQ&sqi=2&ved=0CJ0BEIke&biw=1366&bih=563&dpr=1
     
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    I have no idea but my goodness he's cute...
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Would also add there is a polish lowland sheepdog near me and shes adorable.
    Oddly enough the owners always had Old English sheepdogs, and they wanted something smaller when they lost their last one, so settled on a PLSD
    as the best and nearest alternative.
     
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    No idea, but it matters not. What really counts is that he's a happy looking fellow who is going to bring you lots of fun..... And perhaps just a little mischief
    as well.
     
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