we got her from a local animal shelter, who rescued her from a shelter in Virginia. they told us she was a collie/hound mix. It really doesnt matter, although for health reasons I would like to know what to look for. Strange though , we are from Mass, we recently went to a trip to Niagara falls Canada. as I was getting off the elevator in our hotel a woman was getting on with what I though was our dog, I mean it looked JUST like her , from the spots to the face shading , to size. how crazy is that. this was the her first photo as we were bringing her home.