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    Hello all,
    First time on the forum. We have a Border Collie cross, three Jack Russells and an Irish Wolfhound however we now have something else???
    I found this pup in a forest plantation it looks to be about 4 weeks old and surprisingly in reasonable health. Couldn't have beeen there for very long as it is cold and wet here.
    Can anyone tell me what breed or cross it might be. I only found her because I stopped to look at a new calf in a paddock close by.

    Thanks

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    She could be anything. It is a bit hard to see by the pic... she's obviously going to have a med to long haired coat... she has the ear set simialr to a border collie pup and that might explain the coat but, in all reality, it is impossible to tell.

    Is there any law in Tas that you have to try to identify an owner? Is she microchipped?
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    She's a real little cutie. Want to put her on a plane and send her to Cairns?

    Certainly as Anne said there could easily be Border Collie in her. The tail is wrong of course but then even a lot of purebred Collie breeds carry their tails higher than they should. I'd love to see a photo of her standing up.

    Her eyes appear to be brown in the photo which would make her more than 4 weeks as the eyes are usually still blue at that age.

    I wonder what happened to her siblings? Are you going to keep her?

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    G'day Anne, Deerhound.
    I was thinking something the same at first but it just doesn't sit right. Bone structure and proportion. My sister in law sugested German Spitz or some cross of that type. Looks much more like that though dificult to tell.
    http://www.puppydogimages.com/german_spitz_mittel_photo_gallery.htm
    I will post a standing photo as soon as I get one. She is still adjusting to where she is and developing trust with us. Seems to be responding well.
    Not sure on Tassie law but will be taking her to the vet for a check up and will find out more then. Bit of a mystery as the place she was found was not a place where anyone would normaly go and certainly she couldn't have gotten there by herself. An uncomfortable and difficult place to get to. The blue in the eyes which made me think she was younger has faded a bit which suggests it could have been from her ordeal perhaps. It is more noticeable in the larger puicture. Will send a close up if I can.
    My wife has fallen in love with her so if no one has lost her yes we will keep her.
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/members/m...bony-again.jpg Will post better pictures soon.
    Thanks for the replies.
    She is starting to play a bit now.
    Last edited by Mutly; 05-11-2009 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Added material

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    Awwww. She's so sweet!
    Good on you for rescuing her!
    It's hard to tell by the pics but I think there's Border collie in the face. With some x-breeds you'll just never know what they really are. I have the same issue with my x-breed pup. Anyway, she's gorgeous. Please keep us updated.
    PS. I went to Tasmania at the begining of the year- Loved it! Hope to go again in a couple of months.

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    I thought BC too, but maybe Pom cross?? Is she very small?
    Very cute. Thankyou for picking her up.

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    Lots of people thinking perhaps Border Collie, me included some times however probably with some cross which makes it dificult. Vets tommorrow so I will let you know how we go with that. She is settling in very well now so that's good. Thanks for all the interest.

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    OK the vet suggested about 8 weeks and possibly from one of the smaller breeds. No chip.

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    Will you keep it?

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    Yes she is part of the clan now and is making herself at home. Loves chasing the kids. She attracted a lot of attention when we took her to town for the vet check. If you do come to Tassie feel free to come and visit her.

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