Lab?

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  1. Fran27

    Fran27 New Member

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    Well Tips is growing up, and apart from the ears, he's looking more and more like a lab!

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    What do you think? He's 15 weeks now.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    I think you're right. He almost has a kind of Border Collie-ish look to his ears and face too . . . and the rough hair. He's darling, whatever he's made up of!
     
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    Does it really matter what he is? He is worthless to breeders without his family papers. So just love him no matter what he is.
     
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    I don't really care, I guess it's just fun to see him change and look more and more like another breed.

    But he loves water and keeps trying to herd my feet, so I'm sure he has some border collie in him too...
     
  5. h2304

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    He might. But he might not be Border Collie. Its immpossible to know. But it does look A little like a collie in the face.
     
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    He's cute! I feel the same way you do. We were told Jedi and Daisy are half golden and half lab. We love them no matter what, obviously, but you can't help but wonder what you truly have and the background that they came from!
     
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    Yeah it does make you feel better to know. Also if your freinds ask you it sounds a lot better than calling it a mut.
     
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    It helps, too, when you're trying to figure out why they are doing those baffling things - like nipping heels and other herding type behaviours, lol! When you've got an idea that it's just an instinctive behaviour it's much easier to redirect it. It also gives you some ideas of what 'surprises' might be in store for you :D
     
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    Talk about surprises: we had our puppies at the park last night and met two other families that have golden labs. They both said that their dogs are 90 pounds!! I don't think Jedi and Daisy will be that big but it sure was surprising to hear of two others of the same breed that were so big!
     
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    the average yellow lab male can weigh around that and the female is averaged around 70.
    I cant see the tail on your pup Fran very well, but it does look a bit labbish..is there a twist to the hairs on the the very tip of the tail?
     
  11. h2304

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    Also on labs, if you scratch them right below their fur line on their belly they will kick very fast.
     
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    :) Most dogs do that, H.
     
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    His tail is very straight. It's a bit fluffy at the base though.

    When we got him, his hair was of medium length. He's been shedding like crazy, and now he has short hair on most of his body, but it's still longer on the shoulder,around the neck, and on his butt. His ears are still fluffy (if you can call ears fluffy). It's funny, we keep wondering how long his hair will be when he's adult, and if his ears will stand up, but I doubt that... What do you think?

    About the herding, from time to time we find a pile of toys in one spot, it's cracking me up :D
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Fran does he have webbed feet? I would definately say there is at least a smidgen of lab in him :D

    my sister and brother in law have a border collie/ lab/ and they say shepherd. He has the same sort of face as yours. same fluffiness of the ears. I would say you guys have a pretty good idea of what he is made up of :D

    He may be worthless to breeders but he is priceless to a family, H
     
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    Actually, he doesn't have webbed feet. The rescue listed him as lab/bluetick coonhound, I see no bluetick in him, so who knows. They never saw the mom. His sister was there too, longer hair, looked a lot like a lab/border collie cross I saw on another site. But yeah, I guess I will never know lol.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    yeah teddy is a lab/ red bone coonhound mix lol but you are right I don't see any bluetick in yours. haha especially if the tail is straight. When teddy catches a scent he gets in his stance and his tail curls in kind of a warped C shape lol yes and if he has longer hair then where did he get it from lol cause both labs and coonhounds have short hair lol. I think lab/bordercollie is probably the best guess. Seems to fit his personality more also from what I have heard :D BUT none the less he is very cute :D
     
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    H--there's nothing wrong with calling a dog a mutt. My first dog was a lab mix, maybe with Dobe, maybe with Black and Tan Coonhound. Who knew, so she was a mutt.

    Fran--he's going to be adorable no matter what he's mixed with!
     

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