hiya, im new to this site, and my first question is do you think my 7 month old dog is a pedigree collie ??? whenever im walking him everyone stops me and asks what breed he is, and i say he is a collie and they dont believe me, and now im starting to have doubts weather he is a pedigree collie or not ????? some people think he is crossed with a german shepard cuz he has ears like a german shepard and he is much bigger than he should be for his age, but if he is crossed with a bigger dog than a collie it would explain why he is so big. So please tell me what you think ????
I dont know how to put a picture on this site. So if you give me your e-mail address i will send you one !!!!
Did you receive any registration papers with your collie and if so what registry? Or did the breeder just say it was purebred?
Even though registries try to keep their lines purebred and the AKC does DNA testing, there are some that get by with a little fib that just haven't been caught yet.
Just remember too that not every dog is perfect to the breed standard either, some may have larger ears, etc. Not every dog is a show dog and if that's the only place they have really seen a collie, they might not recognize one that isn't of show quality.
The important thing is that he's yours and you love him!
NO !!!! of course i dont give him choclatte, i know very well it could kill him. I dont feed him choclatte but everytime i eat choclattes he beggs for some and he always goes in the cuboard to try and get it out of a tin.
Very Cute! I have heard, that some breeders will 'glue' the tips of the ears down to get the fold in them. Maybe that's why they look so large. Could also be that he'll grow into them. Sorry, haven't owned one before, but they're beautiful dogs!
With the picture being so distant it is hard to tell but honestly he looks like a purebred collie to me from the picture. I can't see the shape of his nose too well, but there's tons of collies with that coloring. Your collie looks like a tri-color smooth collie, not a rough, most people don't evne know that there's a short-haired variety of collie.. And his ears probably do look like that because they've not been 'trained' to fold at the tip, the way most all collies you see on TV have been.
Here's a picture of a dog with coloring similar to yours
in that picture of charlie he is only 4 months old, and you cant see it very well. If you give me your e-mail i will send you a upto date picture of him, you seem to know alot about that breed of dog, so hopefully you can help me ???
Evenw ith untipped ears, collie ears are not large. Muzzle is way to blocky and angular. Colloes have sleek muzzles from ckeeps to muzzle, very similar to sighthounds. Very little stop as well, they just do not have so much head, even ones that are not bred for pretty head pieces.
Bone structure is to heavy. Collie, under the coat, are very sleek, agile dogs.