ACD/Border collie cross

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  1. seatrainer

    seatrainer New Member

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    Hi there,
    Just wondering if anyone has a ACD/Border collie cross. Mine's a 50/50 mix...still a young pup. Just wondering who else is out there and what their dogs are like! Thanks
     
  2. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I get asked all the time if Eve is a BC/Cattledog cross (probably because of her spots and prick ears :rolleyes: ) but nope, I don't.

    I know a few though, and absolutely adore them. :)
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    We have a straight cross.
    you really won't knwo whatthey will look like. Youd think an ACD/BC mix from working lines would be lean, tall and actually capable of working stock.
    he has all the instinct, all the energy.. but the body would never allow him to work.

    his name is Harry, his facial expressions looks so BC, he has a huge BC tail and floppy ears, but he got the ACD body on too short legs, ACD colour, gains weight from eating air I swear. Big barrel body. But he just looks so cuddly. Sometimes I think there is no way he has BC in him, but that tail has me convinced. (eventhough its about 4 times longer than it shoudl be for his body size)
    he's the perfect example of how mixing breeds does not give you what you want. I imagine the aim was to get another working dog, he would never be able to do that, but he has so much instinct it isn't funny.

    Thats him on the right.
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    And here is a couple of him (ignore the yellow eyes lol, he's a demon when he wants to be)

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  4. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    My friend has an ACD x Border Collie, but she is 75% BC....

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    I think she COULD be an awesome dog, but in the home she is currently in, she's a rude, neurotic, demanding, mess. She is very intelligent and probably has a lot of drive, though.

    I would definitely consider adopting a dog of this mix, if I came upon one. Of course, I would not go looking for a "breeder".
     
  5. seatrainer

    seatrainer New Member

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    Hi mrose s... our pup is still on the growing end, but right now she's lean and lanky. We didn't get her as a working dog...we got her from some folks that had an accidental breeding of two of their dogs...and I don't believe they were "working" dogs either. At 12 weeks, she's growing taller at this point, but not wider...we'll have to see how she turns out.
    ihartgonzo, yep, ours is smart as a whip too, even at a young age...we're going to try to keep her manners in check!
    Thanks for sharing your doggies!
     
  6. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Is that her in your avatar? She's a cutie, I'd love to see more of her :)
     
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    seatrainer New Member

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    Thanks...yep, that's her. Please tell me how to attach pictures to a post reply...when I click on the picture icon, it's asking for a http address,,,how do I load them off my computer? (sorry, new to the forum)
     
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    Awww....

    Puppies seem to always grow up first, then get wider/more built later.

    I've seen a couple of these crosses. Obviously I wouldnt go looking for one but I would be happy to adopt one someday. Are you planning on doing any activities with her? All the ACD/BC mixes I have seen have all been quite drivey and successful sport dogs.

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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    Actually we also used to have a stumpy tailer cattle dog/ border collie straight cross.
    The parents were both workign dogs aswell and people used to line up for ages around from a pup from these to (or so I hear) and my mum was friends with the guy and he gave her the pick of the litter.
    She was quite old when I was born, mum said she should've given her to a working home because she needed a job so badly. Only wish we'd got her now, I couldve had so much fun with that dog.
    She looked a lot more like a BC, quite lanky with cattle dog speckles on her chest and very head strong.

    Just odd how different theycan all look.
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    Even Border Collies all look different from each other. I hear it all the time "What breed of dogs are yours?". When I respond with Border Collies everyone is shocked saying they looking nothing like their aunt's cousin's uncle's nephew's sister in law's dog walker's boyfriend's dog. I never know what to respond with other then Border Collies range a lot in looks.
     
  12. seatrainer

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    Thanks...I'll try to post some pictures early next week
     
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    Ok, let's see if I can get some pictures loaded...first one she was about 10 weeks old...the other two she was about 8 weeks
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    *melts* What a cute puppy she is. I love the first picture. :)
     
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    Thanks :) She's starting to get black eyebrows (can you notice the change from the bottom two pics to the top one and the avatar?). I looks like the way a bird is drawn off in the distance (two curved lines). She's 12 weeks now and the lines are a bit more pronounced.
     

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