Posted By bravepoint on 03/14/2008 6:27 PM
Believe it or not Joce, Terra is actually at the top of the breed standard for females. She's 23" tall and 52 lbs.
Wow! I always think she's so much smaller ... guess I'm just used to seeing Bo.
Rebecca, I absolutely defer to your knowledge on the breeds you raise, absolutely no offense taken (or intended!) I'm just a casual admirer of dogs and would not know what the standards are if they smacked me in the face (obviously I don't even know the standard for GSPs!) . The small berner we know is a rescue, so that might have something to do with her small size.
Also, Border Collies come in red too.
Maybe she will start trying to herd something and that will give you a clue. My Border Collie use to herd my little cousins back in her younger days.
Really? I had no idea. I prefer Border Collies as well, but had no idea there was such a thing as a red Border. We'll definitely keep an eye out for herding behavior--definitely a good clue!
A freind of mine just got a puppy and it looks really similar. Hers is a Lab/rot mix. Here is a picture
I did some searching on the web and some of the red tri's I saw looked EXACTLY like Abbey. She must have some Border in her...
Well, the boys and I have spent a few days with Abbey now. She really is a sweet little girl, but now that they've had her for a few weeks and she's feeling more confident in her surroundings, she's starting to exhibit some undesirable behaviors--basic undisciplined rebellious teenaged puppy stuff: chewing shoes, pulling on the leash, not coming when called... They will be getting her into an obedience class very shortly, but I was wondering if any of you know whether there are any good obedience forums online? I talk about this forum and another I frequent all of the time--they are such great sources of information and places to vent!--but since Abbey isn't a shorthair/hunting dog, they really aren't quite the right place for her. I'd love to help her find a community like this so that she can ask some questions. Ideas?
My mom isn't an inexperienced dog owner--she used to breed and show Irish Setters when I was very little, we've had dogs all our lives, and, when I was in high school, we did a foster-to-adopt program through a local rescue organization. I know Abbey will be a great dog with a little time and work, but right now my mom is mourning her shoes. Abbey didn't have the decency to at least chew on a matching pair, darned dog!
i definitely don't see Mastiff....not sure what else besides what was already mentioned. what a cutie pie that's for sure