What is Rudy?

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  1. OutlineACDs

    OutlineACDs Crazy Dog!

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    I'm going with HBH and saying ACD/Shiba or just ACD/some type of spitz.

    Here is my ACD/????? cross. We know for certain her mom was purebred ACD. No idea about her daddy.

    This picture is older, like 4 years ago.

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    OutlineACDs Crazy Dog!

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    oops, one more!

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    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    I'm not sick of these threads! I like really them, actually.
    Kelpie x Shiba Inu would be my guess; that or ACD x Shiba.
     
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    Too cute!! I'd love to get Rudy into agility training, but he's waaaay too clumsy... he'd knock everything over, LOL. :D I do see a resemblance between them, especially in the snout.
     
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    So it looks like we almost have a consensus... either Kelpie or Cattle Dog mixed with a Northern breed or Shiba Inu. Sounds like what I've thought! All of those breeds make sense for both his looks and personality, especially with his herding behavior and vocalizations (woo-wooing). I also suspect Cattle Dog more and more lately, since his nose/chin has started to turn gray - he's only 3 years old, so it can't be age-related. The ACD has a distinctive gray speckled snout, and I thought of that when his started to change.

    Check it out... and sorry about the freaky eyes, LOL. If anyone knows how to avoid that, please tell me!
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    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    It's very cute... I could just barely tell from the first picture. I wonder if there's a smidgeon of bully or brachycephalic way back in his lineage? Or he's just unqiue. : )

    Yeah, I mean, that isn't too expensive, and it will be fun to see the results. I might do it for Fozzie, for kicks.

    Nikki is from SF... and a few others, too. I'm near Sacramento, but I love going to parks/beaches in the bay area. You guys are sooo lucky to have such amazing dog parks! Me and Nikki just met up at Pt Isabel this summer, actually.

    I totally agree.

    I have met LOTS of Kelpies in the area, actually... and I've seen quite a few who look completely purebred in shelters around here. There are frequently ads in the paper for Kelpies. I wouldn't be surprised, but he could certaintly be part ACD instead, or even in addition! He does look a bit less stocky than an ACD to me.

    TGR, you live by Lake Tahoe!?! I live by there, too. Well, an hour or so away, but that's neat. :D We need to hang out someday. I've noticed we agree on lots of things... which is always good. teehee
     
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    Ummm ... odds prolly about the same as an ACD meeting up with a Shiba. :D
    Either way, Shibas are pretty popular in SF and the larger surrounding area.

    ::shrug:: Rudy could be part ACD, but as others have said ACDs are usually stockier and more "meaty" by comparison. Whatever he is breed-wise he certainly is cute!!

    Yes ... love it but it snowed up here yesterday!
    Snowed like crazy and it's not even Halloween yet!! I am sooo not ready for winter yet. :(
    Yes, we agree on lots and it would be uber cool to someday meet Gonzo the Wonder Dog. :) Too late for him to meet Cheyenne the Wonder Golden ... she had lots of doggy friends but from your description of Gonzo she woulda loved him.
     
  8. Lolo76

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    Thanks! :) Who knows what he is, and honestly I don't care... it's just a puzzle that would be fun to solve. Know what I mean? Still anxiously awaiting the results, so I'll let you all know when they arrive. Oh, and I do see a lot of Shibas around here - one of my neighbors has 3 of them!

    I used to live in South Lake Tahoe, and it actually snowed on my birthday (Oct. 20th) one year - way cool. I loved it up there, but had to leave for college... tried to move back after I was done, but I couldn't find a job close enough. Oh well, it all worked out for the best!
     
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    Yeah, why not? It will be fun to find out, if the results are more definitive this time. :rolleyes:

    It is a great place to live! I grew up around here, and never thought I'd stay - nonetheless move to the actual city... but I really love it now, and can't imagine living anywhere else. Anytime you're down here, I'd be happy to show you the good dog parks. :)
     
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    Here's another picture I took of him last night... noticed he looked serious in the others, so thought I'd post one of his cute smile. :)

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    And FYI, these are the breeds they can test for: https://www.canineheritage.com/breeds.php
    No Spitz, Kelpie or Cattle Dog on there (they do have Shiba)... so the mystery may never be solved, except through the process of elimination. :D
     
  11. Squishy22

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    Here is a picture of my old dog. He was chow/husky. He was about 40 pounds.

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    Awww, too cute! :) He does look like Rudy, and my old vet was convinced he was part Chow... she put Chow/Shepherd mix on his file, and always said he had a "Chow mug." No purple tongue though, LOL.
     

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