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    Hi

    I'm new to this forum ... I adopted 'Joanie' from a rescue organization. She's about a year old, sweet tempered, and an all round great dog.

    I'm trying to figure whether she is Kelpie or a Kelpie/GSD mix. She's 20" at the shoulder or maybe a hair more and about 49lbs. She behaves and sounds more like a Kelpie than a GSD. I guess I could get one of those DNA test kits but don't know that it's really that important, or for that matter how reliable they are.

    I would appreciate any thoughts you may have.





    Thanks
    Andrew
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    Hi Andrew

    Sorry your post took a while to appear - the forum automatically holds posts with links (eg to your blog) in for moderator approval.

    About Joanie

    I've seen a few kelpie x gsds and most of them have dark kelpie like markings on their heads but there are a few GSD out there that have "blonde" heads so if that's in the ancestry - then maybe.

    But I've seen a few dingo x kelpies... and she looks more like that to me.

    The DNA kit would be a waste of time because they don't have much data on kelpie bloodlines - or dingo blood lines and they come back with some pretty strange results. Like "significant Chihuahua" for a something that looks like and is as big as a Rottweiler. Most of the current dna data comes from the USA and doesn't match so well with Aussie dogs.

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    Joanie is gorgeous! Thank you for rescuing her. Looking at her she could be kelpie, GSD, dingo x with cuteness.
    I had one of those DNA tests done on Brian because everybody had an opinion, his came back as a Boxer??????. Big waste of money.
    Who is the little curly poppet in the photo? I bet they are great company for each other.

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    Obviously she is pure Cuddlehound!

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    Joanie is beautiful and Very regal.

    She makes me think of the dogs you see in Egyptian artefacts.

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    Egyptian artefacts
    That might be a pharaoh hound. Could have that too. They certainly have ears like that.

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    Andrew Perry...

    where are you?

    I'm thinking given where your computer says you are - zero chance of kelpie or dingo.

    So I'll take a stab at pharaoh hound x beagle.

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    Hi 'AndrewPerry' and to the forum ! Joanie looks a real cutie - and those ears !

    My suggestion for breed is - the Carolina:

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=c...w=1280&bih=909

    Carolina Dog Information and Pictures, American Dingos, Carolina Dogs

    Joanie is definitely in the weight and height range for an ~ 12 month old pup. Her knees are still a bit knobbly - so there is a bit more dog there.

    As far as the colouring - what I read about this breed is there is quite a bit of colour differences within the breed.

    But who knows - could be something entirely different !

    'Hyacinth' - your comment about dingoes - was what gave me the idea for my suggestion !

    As far as Border Collies overseas are concerned - the breed originated in the UK - not Australia:

    Border Collie Information and Pictures, Border Collies

    They are quite popular in USA:

    AKC Dog Registration Statistics

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    Hey RileyJ

    Brilliant find. I think it's a really good chance that's what the dog is. If dogs are allowed to make their own breeding choices in the wild or semi feral environments - they will revert to a "proto dog" type - which is what the dingo is, and PNG singing dog, and all those semi feral dogs in Indonesia and across Asia and in Northern Africa...

    Are you confusing kelpie with border collie? Kelpies are all Australian, some have been imported to the USA, but they never appear on the top of their "smart dog" lists, and I'd reckon they ought to be up there. So not that well known apart from some cattle and sheep ranchers. And given the price they pay for them, fairly well looked after.

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    Oops - 'Hyacinth' - yes - I did get them mixed up ! Had BC on my mind when I was looking stuff up and not the kelpie ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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