So, what do you think Killian is?

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  1. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    Meet Killian, a HUGE, sweetheart of a dog. He isn't new, he was at FOHA for two weeks before the whole canine flu stuff. He is around 110lbs, he's very smart, although not in a "highly trainable" sort of way.:p I am 5ft tall, and his back comes up to my waist, which I guess would make him *looks at yardstick* around 36 inches at the withers. He is listed as a shepherd/retreiver mix. What you think, maybe Anatolian shepherd mix? (His ears are prick ears, he just has them folded back)

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    Thanks for your guesses! :)
     
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    There's a german shepherd/lab at my dog park who looks pretty similar. I'd say that's a good guess.
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    I'll second that guess! :)
     
  4. Squishy22

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    At the size that he is, I think anatolian mix would be a good guess.
     
  5. Romy

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    His coat texture, color, length etc. are identical to a friend's golden/sheltie mix. I would guess gsd/golden. With all the oversized gsds running around it doesn't seem to far fetched that he could be a mix of one and come out that big.

    One of my friends growing up had an anatolian. His head, coat, pigment, etc. don't look very much of her dog. I think the resemblance is mainly in the proud tail and black mask, but lots of dogs have proud tails when it's incorrect for the breed, and he's a mix on top of that. He does have a very nice "utilitarian" kind of build, like a sturdy shepherding dog and that is actually quite a bit like hers, but he could just be a well built mix. :)

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    Here's a pic of my friends sheltie/golden mix. You can see the resemblance in color and coat. He's only about 50-60 lbs and 24-ish in. at the shoulder.

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    I do think there's some GSD in there -- look at that nose as well as the tail. Other than that I think he's so much of a mix that he's almost a breed unto himself :)

    He has Opie eyes.
     

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