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    This is the 10mo bitsa I got last weekend from a rescue organisation. She was found walking along a Sydney Highway about 4 months ago, so nothing is known about her history.

    Her last foster carer thought that she was a staffy x kelpie, but the more I look at her, the less sure I am.

    She does occasionally do the "staffy lean" and today I saw her 'slide tackle' another staffy she was playing with so she ended up under him - which apparently is also very staffy like. I can't see any physical staffy characteristics though.

    I suppose the physical traits that stump me a most are the white chest and how high she carries her tail when she walks - it usually curls over her back.

    She's fairly food motivated. Not really hyperactive, is quite happy to chill with a chewie in between walks. I don't think she's overly smart, but she responds well to reward-based training.

    She stays close by when she's off the lead, approaches all dogs cautiously, but nicely and loves a game of chasie or a wrestle. She loves people and especially kids. Is very jumpy, mouthy and licky (working on that). She chases birds and tries to make our cats run so she can chase them.

    I've only heard her bark twice since she's been here. A short fairly high-pitched bark when she got frustrated with the cats playing hide and seek with her. She's not very vocal in other ways either.

    So what would your guess be on what breeds she might have in her?
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    It's very common for both Staffies & Kelpies to have white on their chests.

    I can see the Kelpie & the Staffy so I'm no help lol!

    She's gorgeous, why not just say that she's a rescue & you have no idea if asked what breed she is?

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    I am not an expert on either breed, so that could be right. And I suppose it's kind of cool to have a "mystery dog". She seems to be a great dog and that's all that really matters.

    I'm just a curious person.

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    To give you an idea of how much variety can come from any cross, we think my dog is Kelpie x Staffy too - He definitely has the Kelpie, mum came in through rescue preggers. We think dad was a staffy.

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    I can see kelpie, maybe staffy, but I do think there is some kind of shepard there too, how big is your dog?

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    Yeah I can see Staff in their mix with Kelpie and or Shepherd of some kind.

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    I think its the coat and the stance that makes me think shepherd

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    She's only medium sized. Her back probably comes up to the seat of an average dinner chair? She might have a little bit of growing to do at 10mo, though that is also an unknown.

    One of her previous carers mentioned they thought she had shepherd in her too.

    I have thought of heeler and even corgie too - her body seems quite long for her legs and her head seems too small for her body. A true bitsa!

    Thanks for you opinions!

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    nice dog either/any way. She's your dog so she's the best dog in the world

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    Lovely looking dog but I lean more towards some shepherd mix there. I dont see any Staff to be honest.
    Oh and Angela I think the same with the Bat dog lol , I dont see Staff , I see more shepherd .
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