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Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 10:35 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
As some of you know, I live in rural Tennessee and seem to be the drop-off point for a lot of their unwanted dogs and even a cat or two. The two latest dogs were actually left at the 'salon' where my mom gets her hair done, but I'm not one to leave a pup by the side of the road.

Anywho, this is Tug and Elbie (for LB, or Little Bear- it got too cumbersome). Elbie is Trouble (cap T) and as active as can be. He always looks like he's just gotten out of bed. Tug is lower key, a little more ready to cuddle than play.

Elbie is the darker of the two.
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Elbie:
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Tug:

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Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 10:39 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Here's a puppy-in-the-sun shot of Tug ...

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And one more of the rascal:


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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 17, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Oh yes, in these shots I can see where Tug might have a little pit; could also be boxy lab or retriever. Elbie looks saluki-ish. Hilarious! It's amazing how variant genes can be. Definitely 100% all-americans. Thumbs up

Very cute!
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AlohaHoya
Apr 17, 2011 11:21 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Cute pups!!!! Elbie does look Saluki... I see German Shepard in the coloring and maybe Cocker Spaniel? Tug is adorable!!!
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 17, 2011 12:06 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
How big do you think they'll get? Maybe Tug has some cattle dog, if not too big. They're kinda chunky-boxy, too.
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Imagewoofie
Apr 17, 2011 12:06 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Elbie is adorable! Sigh, if you were closer I might be tempted.........
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Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 3:47 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Okay, I gotta go Google Saluki - ?
Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 3:56 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Wow, interesting. Elbie's bark isn't really much like a song, it's closer to a howl, really, and he tends to be fairly vocal. But his body shape is already starting to look much like the Saluki's. I can't imagine what a Saluki would be doing out here, though... but you never know....

But yeah, he also looks a little Cocker. His markings are almost identical to my German Shep. I don't think he's going to get very big, his paws are far from delicate, but they're not over-sized, either. I think he'll top out at about 35 lbs - just a guess.

Now, Tug, I'm thinking will get a bit bigger. Still not huge - maybe 45-55 lbs - he is built a little like a tug-boat. Almost silent unless all the dogs get going.
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 17, 2011 4:18 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Oh, I don't think Elbie's actually part Saluki... they ARE rare... more likely some Shepherd-poodle-cocker-fox terrier mix. Maybe a little setter.

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Imagewoofie
Apr 17, 2011 4:32 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Ya, I only knew about Salukis from staring at the dog breed chart at the vet's office. Looks a lot like an afghan hound with short hair, which caught my eye because afghan coats are a royal pain! But he sure is cute! Maybe a bit of gordon setter?
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 17, 2011 4:45 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Gordon's are pretty rare, too.I think it would be bigger, too. Had one once... I think Hoover had been deprived of oxygen at birth. Stupidest dog I ever had. Never progressed past heel & sit. Sweet, though. Maybe some silkie or aussie terrier?
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Imagewoofie
Apr 17, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Ya, gordons are bigger, but I knew a sweet little female cross who wasn't much bigger than my border collie was. I also had a little spaniel mix whose markings were the same. Just thinking this little one looks kind of on the slender side. Hey, maybe he's part doberman! Big Grin
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 17, 2011 5:28 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Dobie would work Big Grin
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Imagewoofie
Apr 17, 2011 5:44 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I got it: dobie, setter and.......chihuahua? Hilarious!
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Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 5:52 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Sure, Min Pin would fit in a lot of ways. He's got the rib-cage-into-flank slenderness of Doberman. He's also fairly aggressive, he's got my Corgi half cowed, although Squeek could probably sit on Elbie and smush him. Rolling my eyes.
Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 5:54 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Oy, no - we have a Chihuahua mix here, thank you. Chi and Aussie Shep - she's very bright but waaaayy too emotional.
Imagekqcrna
Apr 17, 2011 6:26 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Oh how cute! Definitely doesn't look like collie in these shots. Totally wrong body shape. Tug does look more of a thick boxy shape.

I don't have a clue what Elbie might be other than cute as a button.

Karen
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 17, 2011 6:29 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Male chi's can be quite the little terrors... could be some chi. Or min pin. Aussie terrier might give you that coloring too, along w/the terrier attitude. With something leggy, like a small shepherdy thing or ?
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Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 7:14 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I've heard of Aussie sheps, but never an Aussie terror. I'm back to Google again...

You couldn't tell much from that original shot, Karen - one pic never tells the same story that the next does. Rolling my eyes.
Imagesheryl
Apr 17, 2011 7:23 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
"As with other terriers, they can be dog-aggressive and somewhat bossy, and care must be taken when living in a multi-pet household. In general, adult male terriers do not get along well with other adult male dogs"

There you have it. I don't know if he's Aussie or Czech, but that sure sums him up!

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