What? That's a thing?

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  1. CatStina

    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    Neato! That one is gorgeous! The one I met was just a young puppy, 10 weeks or so, and looked just like a JRT with a curled up tail. I hope they keep bringing her in so we can watch her grow!
     
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    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    I think the rarest breed I've ever met was a Lagotto Romagnolo pup who boarded at work. Cute pup, but had a very annoying bark. He was being fed something that looked like vomit and smelled like horse feed and he threw it up ALL OVER HIS CAGE. It was so gross. It was a LOT of food being fed to a little pup at once and I guess his tummy couldn't handle it all in the excitement of a kennel.

    We also had a Xoloitzcuintli pup board at work once. He was cute in his little sweater.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Hmm rarest breeds I have seen? I had a Hokkaido client at my work in Vegas. His sister was a Kishu Inu. From another family we had a Kai Ken. It must be a big Japanese breed draw in Vegas because we had a ton of Shibas and several Akitas as well.

    http://japanesedogs.bulldoginformation.com/kai-inu.html

    http://www.bulldoginformation.com/shikoku-kishu-inu.html

    http://japanesedogs.bulldoginformation.com/hokkaido-ainu-inu.html

    Also a Tibetan mastiff, two entelbuchers, two saluki, a coated standard Xolo rescue, two thai ridgebacks, one of my instructors runs the number 1 spinone in the AKC, we used to go to the dog park with a komondor and puli, and I'm not sure what else...
     
  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Yeah I am one of those people that assumes that if it's a "rare" breed, then I'm probably not going to see one out in public. So I've probably seen rare breeds but then thought oh they must just be an XYZ mix.

    I guess the two most uncommon ones I've met were an Alaskan Klee Kai (loved) and a Large Munsterlander (did not love). I did not know a Munsterlander was a "thing" lol I thought that was some silly made up -doodle type name. :p Interestingly, both those dogs were sitting in humane societies.

    Also probably not rare but at my old job we had an Afghan Hound come in for some serious dental work (it had to be broken up into 2 separate days!). I had never seen one before.
     
  5. misfitz

    misfitz Ruddy Buttinski

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    I've seen a Klee Kai, Mini Aussie, and Tibetan Mastiff just walking around the neighborhood. And a former coworker had an English Mastiff puppy, the first one I'd met.

    At a recent trial I saw a Puli (I think those are the small ones), Flat Coated Retrievers, and what might have been a Kuvasz (or it could have been an Akbash or a Maremma, I can't tell them apart :) ) The most exotic-looking dog I've met by far was a Borzoi. The owner was surprised I knew what it was. They are sooo cool. And Salukis, too.

    And not really rare, but I'll never forget the time I took Sienna to the dog park in the middle of a Boston Terrier meetup. The memory of Sienna surrounded by Bostons still makes me LOL. One of these things is not like the others. :D
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Briefly and watched them run. It was a smallish sable (fawn?) merle smooth face. Very cute and seemed nice. I need to meet more and in more depth though. Her agility run was so-so.

    I also recently saw a pumi(I forgot about that one). And I've seen quite a few russian toys too. And 3 Cirneco del'etnas.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    I saw a whole slew of Epagneul Bretons at a UKC show once I love UKC for the "uncommon breeds" - UKC is like a whole new world of awesome!
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    So yesterday at work I got to meet a cane corso puppy, and today at the dog park I met a super crazy leonberger.

    I think this thread has just made me stop and think that it is entirely possible I am looking at a purebred, and not a mix of something lol. Like when I saw the leonberger today, my thought process went "hmm maybe he's a mix of... NO WAIT, MAYBE HE'S REAL!" :lol-sign:
     
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    Aren't those Brittanys?

    I love UKC too for that reason though!
     
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    Have you seen a smooth Pyrshep? It's confusing, because they aren't actually smooth, but they're less coated than the other Pyrsheps. They're also bigger, so it's bizarre all around.

    This is Banger, a smooth Pyrshep puppy. He's the only Pyrshep I've met that I actually like.

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    He is so much like a taller, fuzzier version of my Pirate it's hilarious. Most Pyrsheps can be spooky, not this guy.
     
  11. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Err, honestly don't know. What's rare here might not be there (and vice versa!). Smooth collies are considered vulnerable here for example!!

    I've met a polish lowland sheepdog. They're not exactly 10 a penny! I've met Welsh Springer spaniels. Laurelin makes me lol meeting welsh collies as I live in wales and can't say I've met one!!
     
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    Ahh I met a lowland sheepdog, my first, doing an eval on dog aggression my last day in Vegas. My conclusion? Brilliant and fun dog but talk about nerves, he was a three time rehome being hurdled into a home with an inexperienced dog owner, unfortunately, so I think the nerves were more an issue of environment.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Yeah the only one I've met was a smooth faced dog. Looked like this one:

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    So I guess that's a brindle merle. It had a tail and everything too. I've really considered them and still am but I will be honest, that the dog I met left me feeling like in the same relative size range I'd prefer a sheltie. But I don't want to go based off of one dog. I'd love to meet more. Savvy in particular seems amazing.

    They're French brittanys which are a different breed. Or I think most people consider them separate breeds. The Bretons come in a lot of different colors and their working styles are supposed to be different.

    There was an French Brittany that went to the same park we did back in TX. It was black and white and gorgeous!

    dizzy, I freaking love the Welsh sheepdogs! I would love to have one one day. It's too bad they're so hard to come across and generally aren't sold for things other than farm work. The ones here are really neat dogs.
     
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    Savvy is pretty cool :) I'm pretty smitten with PyrSheps overall though. I don't know why they have to be so cute! He's not really Sheltie sized though LOL Well maybe a big Sheltie...or a small BC.

    Shelties and PyrSheps are really different, it depends on what suits you best. PyrSheps are hyper, crazy and primitive. Shelties are a much more modern, more developed breed and I have never known one to be nearly as crazy or hyper as Savvy. Shelties I think overall are more easily focused, have much better "genetic obedience" and are more likely to be forgiving of training mistakes or mismanagement. Both breeds can tend towards being a bit reactive, shy, barky and needing a lot of socialization. I think Shelties have an overall softer temperament but PyrSheps can maybe be more sensitive to environmental things that they find weird. Shelties don't really suit me, although I really enjoy some of the performance bred ones I have been around. PyrSheps though...well multiple people who have known me only as a Belgian person for years have told me "This is the perfect dog for you!" after seeing me with him. I think a performance bred Sheltie is a safer bet for a performance dog than a PyrShep but then you never know. The idea of a "safe bet" for a performance dog is probably a bit...offbase. So much depends on the individual dog and the training.

    And to add to the discussion of PyrShep looks...Savvy is a demi-rough faced fawn with a black mask, all natural:

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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I actually suspect most of the collies round here will be 'welsh sheepdogs' in all fairness. I live in a very rural area, it's all hills and sheep. You only see the farm dogs in the back of trucks or riding on quads (well, sitting on them!!) so don't get up close and personal to really see.

    I could probably post you one pretty **** easily :D
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I would say this one was in the mid to upper 20 lb range. I know pyr sheps vary a lot in size (La seems really small as does Luka). I was actually disappointed because it really was not hyper at all and kind mediumish drive on the course. Was definitely aloof/standoffish but not really 'shy'.

    I dunno, I need to meet more. I would base papillons on Rose or shelties off of Trey either.

    I like my dogs with a touch of crazy.
     
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    Erm, well I never know what counts as rare since I'm met multiples of most of these, but probably Koolies :)P), Kooikerhondje, Kelpies, Pyr Sheps, Mudi, Pumi, Laekenois, Podengo...my cousin has a Leonberger/Great Pyr cross, not sure if that counts lol.

    That's all I can think of offhand.

    Yeah there's a 20" jumping Pyr Shep here lol. Handler was hoping for a smaller dog. Oops.
     
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    Oh yes, I had a French Brittany client, I always thought it was odd they were so adamant that he was a frrrreeeennnnccchhhh Brittany. lol He was a strange dog, he needed to be out hunting but instead an elder couple owned him and complained about his energy.
     
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    Aww too bad it wasn't a CrazyShep!

    You definitely need a PyrShep with good drive and good craziness to do well in performance. I've seen a wide range of PyrSheps in agility from fairly slow to totally wild. La is very small, I think around 15lbs? Not sure about Luka. Savvy is about 30lbs - he's a big boy! If you want little, you're probably more likely to find it in bitches, although I know some bigger girls and smaller boys too. Like with Shelties, it can be hard to predict size even when you have two small parents. I *think* Savvy will jump 16" in AKC...but I'm not sure. May end up with a 20" jumping PyrShep with my 20" jumping Belgian.

    Savvy is going to be pretty fast, he's already got good speed and keeps getting faster as we go. Honestly though, they do seem to need a certain type of approach to training. They need people willing to do drive building, let a little weirdness about stuff slide and who encourages their dog's craziness. I'm pretty sure most of the people at the local club here would do really poorly with one because their approach to training is too...serious I guess. Not enough fun. PyrSheps just wanna have fun :)
     
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    I've met two Cirneco del'etnas and Omg they are so neat imo. Have an entelbucher at my work that is always there. We just took her in to have surgery for a tumor on her foot actually. I've met two Xolos and seriously want one one day. I've met a Komondor and a Leonberger.

    As for rare sighthounds. I've met so many types but honestly don't know what all is rare or not. Obviously I've met Ibizans lol. I've met Saluki which are on my must have one day list. Borzoi, Galgo, etc

    Oh and a Podengo Pequeno
     

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