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  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    There was a Puli at one of the car show/street fairs that I walked Kharma to. I thought it was weird that Kharma was drawing more attention than the Puli!
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    OH! I met a Jindo once - one of my design professors had one. She was Korean, and actually brought the dog over with her when she moved to the States.

    Uhhh.... UKC breeds I see all the time that I don't see as rare (because I see them all the time) but I guess they're not exactly common.... Portuguese Podengo of all three sizes and both coat types, Klee Kai, Berger Picard, and colors of Schipperke that are NOT black. ;)
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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  4. Flyinsbt

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    Banger, the one I posted, will be a 20" jumper, he's probably going to be around 19-20" tall. Which is apparently typical of the smooths, they tend to be bigger. The others posted here are more what I'm used to seeing from Pyrsheps, sort of long wiry hair. This is Banger not wet:

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    playing with a BC of the same age:

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    I generally find the Pyrsheps to be kind of spooky, and not always as drivey as I like. This guy is really confident; secure and outgoing. He did bond to his owner quickly, but likes other people too. He's going to be a fun dog.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    After seeing the photos of wire coated ones I think I would have to be told that one is a pyrshep, at first glance he looks like a flatcoat baby.
     
  6. Aleron

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    Banger is a smooth face for sure. He will probably get more hair as he gets older but he may not. The one Laurelin posted may be a demi like savvy. PyrSheps really come in a range of sizes and coat types. Savvy was a smooth face to start but now...he's not. SFs can be larger per standard but I think the biggest PyrShep I have ever seen was a RF. And not all SFs are big, Silvia Trkman's La is definitely SF and tiny.

    These are all SF PyrSheps:

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    Savvy is pretty friendly, although TBH he is more guardy about the yard/car than I expected. I don't mind but he acts like my GSDs did in the car LOL Being outgoing with strangers is not really characteristic of the breed, though I have meant a good number who were friendly. I have meant all sorts of PyrSheps - shy, really weird, aloof, friendly. Drive varies in them and was definitely my priority when picking a puppy. Do you know who Banger is from?

    There AKC standard says:

    "He is dominated by his love for his work. He has the tendency to become passionately attached to his owner to the complete exclusion of all others and is astonishingly sensitive to his owner's moods. As a companion, he is very active and enthusiastic and insists upon being involved in the day's activities whatever they may be. He is very affectionate with the members of his immediate family, but is distrustful of strangers."


    The FCI Standard:

    "It is a courageous, resourceful little dog, showing initiative ant totally devoted to its master. It is headstrong by nature and firm control is usually needed to channel its energy and bring out the best of its intelligence liveliness. It is often wary of strangers."


    "Dog displaying a maximum of nervous energy in a minimum of size and weight. An ever alert physiognomy, a knowing air combined with great liveliness of movement give this dog a characteristic appearance unlike any other."
     
  7. Shai

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    Same here FWIW -- there's quite a few PyrSheps around here and the biggest one I've seen is the 20" jumping dog who is a full on RF. To be fair, however, most of the PyrSheps here are RF.
     
  8. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I was just posting that one for the color. The coat on the one I met was not wiry at all, more like this:

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    Most PyrSheps are RF or at least Demi. I think something like only 10% of the breed is SF, although there may be slightly more now than historically because some people actually breed for SFs. It used to be just something that happened.

    Oh yeah that one is definitely SF :) Very cute! Reminds me of Shimmer (on of my faves!):

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    He looked like a Newf mix when he was a baby. :lol-sign:

    Aleron, I don't know who his breeder is. I think he's from Texas, but that's all I know.
     
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    Hey, look, a new photo of Banger from today!

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    9 months old, 19 1/2" tall.
     
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    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    What a cutie pie!
     
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    Awww so cute :) But wow...that is a BigShep!
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    He is very cute! And yes, BIG!

    Golly, there is just something about pyrsheps. Every time I think I am over them, I see pictures and swoon. and reading their breed standard and about the breed sounds like reading about mia. That doesn't help much.
     
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    Honestly, they just don't appeal to me at all. Except for Banger there, who is more like my Staffs than he is like the other Pyrsheps I've met. I was watching the agility world championships, and a Pyrshep hit a jump, knocked a wing over, and spooked about it. And I commented on the chat that this would not happen with a Staffy. Person I was chatting with said no, the Staffy would drag the wing for the rest of the course. Which is true. So, I guess that's just the temperament I like. :lol-sign:
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I definitely like weird herderbrained dogs. I like bully breeds in small doses but would be a terrible owner for one or pretty much any terrier breed. I admire their tenacity but don't really know how to handle it. I think it's because almost every dog I grew up with was either a papillon or a herder. They just make a lot more sense to me.
     

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