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Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:38 pm
by whiteboxerboy
are we playing? are we playing?

if so, i met a Wire Haired Pointing Griffon today. what a cute cute CUTE dog!

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:55 pm
by Moemer
whoa, never seen one that colour!! I've only seen darker, sort of chocolate coloured griffons.

yesterday I did a consult with a dog who looked like what a wire haired Rottweiler would look like. coolest looking dog, I should have taken a photo (though that seemed a little unprofessional...) In a search for different coats on Rotts, just to see if there was a pic that looked similar, it turns out that there are LONG HAIRED Rotts!! Whoda thunk it?
http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=long+hair ... 29,r:4,s:0

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:57 pm
by SherriA
Oh, he's CUTE!

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:50 pm
by UpwardDog
I met a lovely "old farm collie" today. She was super cute, looked a lot like a short rough collie or an aussie-collie cross and had an aussie grin wiggly butt. I really liked her. I need to read but I thought old farm collie = english shepherd but this dog didnt look english shepherdy.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:23 am
by PofiMia
Great capture, whiteboxerboy! I've never seen one in that coloration - only the chocolatey ones. We're headed to DP later today. Will bring the camera.

Moemer - funny, but I had only recently heard of the long haired Rott. We have somone in the neighborhood with a dog who looks suspiciously like one, but it is a rescue and she told me they had theorized Rott X Aussie. Next time I see them I will have to ask if she has ever googled the long hair variety of Rott. Her dog's longer hair is not as solidly Rott colored as in that photo - some lighter fur. It is odd, so maybe it is a cross!

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:46 am
by whiteboxerboy
I was sure she was a small Spinone or Spinone cross. She's the size of a BC & very lean. Also more interested in her ball than anything else. LOL.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:39 am
by Trademarkbark
I handled a Coton and an Australian Terrier at the last UKC show. (Show before that, I handled a Chinook, but no pics). I've really yet to meet something rare *to me* ... ;)

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:03 pm
by QBert
... there are LONG HAIRED Rotts!! Whoda thunk it?
Years ago a friend-of-a-friend took me to visit a kennel where some research was being done on mutations in purebred dogs. The main focus of the trip was to show me the Rex (curly-coated) Boxers - which were super cool and very appealing, but the highlight for me will forever and always be the two Rotties they had. Littermates, two of six or seven iirc... they were purebred Rotts that were hairless. So cool. They were about the closest thing to having House Hippos.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:47 pm
by whiteboxerboy
wha? curly coated Boxers? you've been withholding this information from me all this time?

squee, hairless Rotts! i want a house hippo!

**off to google curly coated Boxers** i think you're playing a joke on me

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:18 pm
by whiteboxerboy
Squeee! Boy & I met this beautiful little Boerboel girl on our walk today. she's 3 months old. sorry for such an awful photo - i didn't want to get too close to her b/c she wasn't sure about Boy yet. ha, her little tail was wagging like crazy but she wouldn't approach us. she just lives down the street from us - i told her owner i might have to knock on her door to get another look at her sometime & she said she hopes i do! :smile:

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:20 pm
by SherriA
Ack! CUTE!

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:31 pm
by QBert
squee!
If I ever do get another Big Dog, Boerboels will be high on the short list.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:39 pm
by whiteboxerboy
She was really cute! When I first saw her from a distance I saw her docked tail & thought she was a really stocky Boxer puppy. she's a chunky monkey!

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:49 pm
by murphdog
I saw an Irish Wolfhound this weekend. No pics cause I was networking at a clinic. There's an odd mix in rescue that's boarding at the clinic. My guess is Bloodhound/Pyrenees both are common breeds in this area so the mix wouldn't be unrealistic. If he's there Thursday I'll get a pic. He looks like a large long haired bloodhound but there's something about his face and tail that makes me think Pyrenees. We have a Cavachon (King Charles/Bichon) pup coming in for vaccines at the moment. Cute, but it sure is an expensive mix. Spayed a Havanese a couple weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I saw a Belgian Tervuren at pet smart but I couldn't remember how to pronounce the breed so I didn't ask:) Also saw my first Norwich Terrier last month.

And of course this is the handsomest Australian Terrier ever. Actually he doesn't quite meet confirmation but he is a better looking Australian Terrier then what I thought at first-megasized yorkie as he went by at work.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:45 am
by QBert
Ulysses! How's he doing? Handsome dude.
That Norwich is adorable, one of my favorites, they're cool little dogs. I know one named Edward (never Eddie, please and thank you) and I'm not even on the short list of wanna-be Edward-nappers.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:52 am
by SherriA
Wow, you've been surrounded by interesting breeds! Uly is looking dapper, as always. I love seeing pics of him. That Norwich terrier looks like a doll. :)

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:48 pm
by murphdog
The Norwich is a sweet little guy. Lucky for him he was just in for his annual. I wouldn't mind seeing him more often if that didn't entail him being sick:) Also forgot about the Irish Terrier. Granted Zeke came in several months ago but he was a cool dude! Not sure why you would pay so much for an unusual breed though and let it run loose so it can be hit by a car resulting in a broken leg that really needed a pin... Same goes for the Uzbek puppy that developed parvo due to co-op vaccines not providing sufficient immunity (she pulled through after about a week)

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:50 am
by Tatyana
I'm seeing lots and lots of well-bred dogs in Kiev.

Here's a baby pembroke corgi with a tail :P

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Corgi! by ShellVergel, on Flickr

And this isn't so unusual but here's a well-bred Cocker in full show coat... There was a family of SIX of them at a local field. All in full coat. All of the dogs were super happy and friendly. I've seen only a handful of well-bred temperamentally stable (!!!) Cockers in the US, so it was super refreshing to see this cocker family :)

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Cocker by ShellVergel, on Flickr

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:38 am
by SherriA
Wow, they're both adorable!

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:54 pm
by PofiMia
Shoot - I didn't take a picture, but we met a very sweet Scottish Deerhound today. He and Pofi loped about a bit and hit it off nicely.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:32 am
by QBert
oooh, Deerhounds are one of my favorites! "loped about" is such a good choice, too - afriend with Deeries used to say they have three gears: lounge, lope, and launch.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:34 am
by SherriA
Oh, how cool! You have so many interesting dogs at your dogpark and in your area, LM.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:59 am
by PofiMia
It is a huge and free dog park - that helps on the range of breeds represented. I also did meet and took pictures of what I thought was about the biggest collie I'd ever seen. And the owner tells me she has had him from a puppy and the litter he was from came into the local Collie rescue. But that a Russian man she sees in the park keeps telling her the dog is a Borzoi. And suddenly, that snout looked awfully Borzoi to me. And this is a really tall dog. Taller than Pofi and with a really high tucked up waist like Pofi. LEGS - serious legs.

Gonna ask our breed history guru - is there any Borzoi in long past Collie breeding?? I'll post photos later.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:00 pm
by QBert
totally not the breed guru, but yes, I believe there is some Borzoi influence in the modern Collie. I've also met a half-Zoi Lurcher that looked a heck of a lot like a Collie that had been under a steamroller,heavy double coat, sable, very tall and narrow, less Roman-nosed than a pure Zoi, with prick ears.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:37 pm
by PofiMia
Kicking myself for not getting the Scottish Deerhound on my phone at least, but here is the super large Collie some random Russian dude thinks is a Borzoi. Merlin is noticeably taller than Pofi, so about 30" TTS. He moves a bit more like a large sighthound than a Collie, but I still think he's a Collie or Collie x.

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A photo of him standing would help to show how narrow and tucked up his waist was and how big the back thighs looked, but I didn't get one.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:40 pm
by PofiMia
But today we scored twice in our midday, post heartworm vet check visit to the park.

Briard - a 5 year old named Casey. She took Mia's ball and got a bit snarky, guardy with it (and Mia showed amazing restraint), but nice other than that one moment.

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And then, this little surprise package!

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Do we all know what she is - she's not a breed specific cut...

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:53 pm
by maxs_mommy
They're all beautiful! Want want want, esp. curls up there.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:06 pm
by SherriA
That sure looks like a collie of some sort to me! I love Briards; I saw a few when I went to watch yintzy and Whisper at a trial and they were really neat.

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:38 pm
by PofiMia
No guesses on Curly Sue's breed? She came a long, long way to Minnesota. DEFINITELY not a common breed.

There was also a petite woman there today with a Newf and a Saint Bernard. Don't see Saints that often!

Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:01 pm
by Calypso
I was going to call Curly Sue a Spinone Italiano, but they're not super rare and I don't think they'd be that curly. Hmm...