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New Sheltie owner in Mexico!! Have some questions

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Moxie, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Moxie

    Moxie Forums Novice

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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.
     
  2. Sugars new mom

    Sugars new mom Forums Regular

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    May I ask, what is a facial stop?
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Premium Member

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    I think he'll be just lovely!!!
     
  4. tofu pup

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    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.

    Welcome to the Forum!
     
  5. Calliesmom

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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:smile2:
     
  6. Danny's mommy

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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.:smile2:
     
  7. bibluegirl

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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?
     
  8. Moxie

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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. :)
     
  9. Justicemom

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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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