In keeping with the theme from yesterday, I present you two pups I ran into a couple weeks ago: Abbe, a five-year-old border collie/something-or-other mix, and Ashley. Ashley is a border collie mix too, though it’s kind of hard to tell. And apparently the DNA test agrees with my first impression, and she’s also at least part keeshond. And Ashley is healthy and happy and nearly twenty years old. And still likes to go on hikes!
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So this is a long shot given how old this post is. But as a kid my family had a Mutt(TM) and we’ve always wondered what went into her. I found this post a couple days ago and was astonished at how much Ashley looks like our dog did! You wrote that they did a DNA test, and I was wondering if you were told if there was something else in her other than border collie or keeshond? Or if you have contact info… though I understand not wanting to give that out.
Oh, and while you’re staying tuned, are there any pictures of your pup online? If so, please post them in a comment here. Maybe Autumn or I can come up with some theories in the mean time?
Here you go! At least, I hope. I’ve never used imgur before.
As you can see Zoe was brown, but the face is so similar. We’re up in Alaska, so some husky ancestry is highly likely. And given her behavior, some sort of farm dog. She was very good about guarding our chickens and keeping bears away, and it wasn’t until she was getting on in years that she was okay being inside. She hunted like a fox – the bouncing up and pouncing – and was good enough at it that she caught a squirrel once.
Wow! Part black bear!
You are not the first to say that!