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Old 03-18-2011, 05:09 PM   #11
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Looks like a Border Collie to me!
I bring my Aussie pups to work w/me (dog groomer), clients always want to know what kind of dogs they are. One is a red-tri, the other a blue merle. I guess people in this town aren't familiar w/blue merles, as they seem suprised when I tell them she is an Aussie too!

So true.
Went to the vet the other day and people were looking at my female BC...Black/White and they were all saying Oh I heard these dogs are smart bla bla bla... then they ask what my boy is... my blue merle boy
I say he's also a BC, pure bred... You should see the confused looks I got then lol!

I love merles!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #12
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I would of said aussie shepard

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:49 AM   #13
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I thougjt bborder collies had long fur as it had something to with tricking preditetrs as they r a working dog altho thats wAt a guy told me with thd long haired germen sheperds

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #14
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Border collies are herding dogs, they keep stock together and move them. FWIW German Shepherds were herders to begin with but they've excelled with other jobs making them a good all around working breed. I'm not sure what kind of predators you're talking about..

I have no idea what the length of the hair would have to do with anything... If anything, if the hair is too long it might get them tripped up in underbrush I would think.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #15
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the long hair was to confuse preditrs like the foxes so the foxes didnt grab the skin just the fur just
Saying here in aus ive never seen a short haired collie but over seas could be diff

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With Collies there is generally two types, smooth and rough.

Smooth Collie


Rough Collie


With Borders coat is really subjective. You can breed for more or less coat, it all depends on what is preferred. Personally I've found show Borders tend to have more coat and need a bit more upkeep, whereas working bred Borders tend to have a smoother coat.

Below is a purebred merle, as you can see not too heavy on the coat.


Although I'm sure herding dogs have encountered foxes, generally dealing with predators is not really in their job description. For the most part herding dogs followed commands from their shepherds about where to move stock, making the flock more manageable for the shepherd and the job much easier on their humans.

Guardian breeds are typically left to deal with predatory threats to stock. Ex. coyotes, bears, wolves, foxes.. Livestock guardian dogs (LGDs include Akbashes, Great Pyrenees, Maremmas, Anatolian Sheps, etc) are left with the stock and use their own judgement separate of a human handler to decide what may or may not be a threat to their charges. Some of these breeds are short haired as well like Kangals and Anatolians.

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Our border collies are way diff then that but cos im on me fone I cant show it type in aussie border colloe and shluld show a black and white one

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This is ther border collie ii waas ttalking abt

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Black and whites are the most common.

Probably what springs to mind when most people think of a Border Collie.



And here's one with less coat.



There's also red and whites..



And tricolours..



And then there are merles and I believe they can be brindle as well. As you can see the coat kind of varies from dog to dog too. :-)

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #20
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Ive never seen the first collies u posted the first time only time ibr seen them is on lassie the movie lol but yh can see the resemblence now on ur border collie post lol ty :-)

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