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Old Apr 18, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Thanks everyone, you all confirmed my suspicions. I'm only annoyed that the lady wasn't honest with me, but that's very common here. I could have gotten an AKC papered pedigreed Sheltie with parents from New York, but the prices are ridiculous. I only wanted a Sheltie for the smaller size, as we rent our house. The Collie was a lot smaller than I thought she'd be and the "sheltie" father was not all that much smaller than her.

I do hope that he retains that Sheltie/Collie look, even though he seems mixed.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 06:58 PM
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I'd go out out on a limb and suggest the daddy might be a sheltie-collie mix as well. he didn't have much of a facial stop and is on the big size.

But they are all nice looking dogs and welcome!
May I ask, what is a facial stop?
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Thanks everyone, you all confirmed my suspicions. I'm only annoyed that the lady wasn't honest with me, but that's very common here. I could have gotten an AKC papered pedigreed Sheltie with parents from New York, but the prices are ridiculous. I only wanted a Sheltie for the smaller size, as we rent our house. The Collie was a lot smaller than I thought she'd be and the "sheltie" father was not all that much smaller than her.

I do hope that he retains that Sheltie/Collie look, even though he seems mixed.
I think he'll be just lovely!!!
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:29 PM
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May I ask, what is a facial stop?
The stop is the "drop" that separates the backskull from the muzzle. The ideal Collie has a "very slight but perceptible stop". The ideal Sheltie has a "slight but definite stop". (Links take you to headstudies of both breeds.) It is one part of breed type, ie. "what makes a Sheltie a Sheltie".

To the OP, congratulations on your puppy! Honestly, neither of his parents are particularly fine examples of their purported breeds, so it seems just as likely that he is 100% Sheltie, 75% Sheltie, or 25% Sheltie - but in any case, I know he will be 100% loved by his new family.

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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Congratulations on your new puppy!

I don't see a prominant "stop" on your pup, but I am still not sure if that is a good way to tell if it is a collie mix or not.

The biggest thing that stood out to me is 10 puppies. That is a LOT for a Sheltie. The Sheltie breeders could step in here and let me know if I am way off base here, but I thought that Shelties typically have smaller litters where the collies have larger litters. But again, I could be way off.

In any event, your pup is beautiful! Congratulations on your new addition. Both Collies and Shelties are amazing dogs, so I hope that you have the best companion dog ever!

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For Shelties, I personally know of two litters of 9 pups, Cranberry and Dixie came from a litter of 7. Don't know anything about Collie litters....
Cran is all sheltie- on the larger side and definitely Collie-ish (longer nose, not too big of a stop either)

oh- welcome Moxie
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Your new puppy is adorable. I love his coloring. Aside from the questionable pedigree I think you have gotten yourself one beautiful puppy.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:54 PM
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He looks like hes def part collie. 10 is alot for a sheltie litter which makes me think that this was the collies puppies and not the shelties. He's cute either way but this was prob a oops litter. Hes very big for a sheltie. How old is he?
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Well, I picked him up today. He's 3 months old and 14.5". So quite oversize. bibluegirl, I think it's an "oops" litter too. That's okay though. He's beautiful and has a great temperament. I actually think that having a little Collie in him will make him a bit more patient with my toddler. :)
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Congratulations on your new puppy!

I don't see a prominant "stop" on your pup, but I am still not sure if that is a good way to tell if it is a collie mix or not.

The biggest thing that stood out to me is 10 puppies. That is a LOT for a Sheltie. The Sheltie breeders could step in here and let me know if I am way off base here, but I thought that Shelties typically have smaller litters where the collies have larger litters. But again, I could be way off.

In any event, your pup is beautiful! Congratulations on your new addition. Both Collies and Shelties are amazing dogs, so I hope that you have the best companion dog ever!

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While 10 is a huge litter for a sheltie, it can happen. Justice's grandsire Wysk sired a litter of 10 pups.

I agree with Tofu pup, the pup may or moay not be pure sheltie or part collie but is loved and that is the important thing.
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