Another disadvantage of mixed breed dogs is the inability to predict the size, coat-type, or temperament of the adult dog from seeing a litter of puppies from an unknown sire or worse, from an unknown dam and sire. Animal shelter personnel can guess at the breed of an abandoned litter of pups, but they cannot really tell much by looking at a roly poly bundle of fur with the little round face and short legs. And even if the litter parents are known, if they are two widely divergent breeds or mixes in size, coat, or temperament, it will be difficult to determine which pups will take after Mom, which ones will resemble Dad, which ones will look and act like a little bit of both, and which ones will look and act like neither parent.
... The body size and
temperament of crossbred dogs with parents of different size and temperament are anybody’s guess. ...Temperament is a paramount consideration in a family dog. It doesn’t matter whether Fluffy is big, small, or black or whether King has a pointed head and upright ears or a round head and floppy ears, but it does matter if either dog is domineering to the children or difficult for Mom to handle.
...Crossbreeds or mixes with retriever, pointer, setter, or spaniel (except Cocker Spaniel), Beagle, Basset, Foxhound, Coonhound, Bloodhound, Pug, Bulldog, Corgi, Collie, Newfoundland, St. Bernard, Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, or Samoyed tend to be congenial family pets although several have high energy levels and some are difficult to train
...Crossbreeds or mixes of the working and some herding breeds are often tough and independent. Akita, Rottweiler, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Doberman, Briard, Bouvier des Flandres, Australian Cattle Dog, the Belgian breeds, Boxer, Chinese Shar Pei, and Chow Chow belong in this group.
Does not appear to be a ligitimate rescue organization encouraging them to continue by paying a "rehoming" fee does not seem to be in the best interest of the dogs.2 male 1 female 9 weeks old female looks more blue heeler one male
looks border one looks blue heeler first shots and wormed rehoming fee
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They are real cute.
You know how markings on a Basset change from when they are 8 weeks to 8 months, maybe the Basset from Summit's link above with the 'ticking' may finish looking like the Best of Breed at Crufts 2009 (below) as it was a very unusual marked hound.... click to enlarge the pic to see the pattern!
Looking at the lower pictures, the Basset looks like it's crossed with a 'speckled' dog!
Summit, I googled 'Breckenridge Colorado Basset Hound rescue' and amongst the much older Bassets, they appear to have a 2-year old neutered tri-colour male who looks as though he arrived less than a week ago, but there's no picture of him but perhaps a quick email (if you're interested) will probably get you a picture of him!Originally Posted by summit
Thanks all. I live in Breckenridge Colorado. Any help is much appreciated.
She is unlikely a large scale breeder however the number of different heeler crosses over the year suggest either she is deliberate crossing or does not give a rats a$$ what mates with her female and takes no precautions when she is heat. Niether are strong indications of a breeder that does what she should it insure the health and well being of the pups.Something like her being a breeder of many dogs woulve never crossed my mind
AMEN to that statement. Read the article, bravo for the reputable breeder/author who realizes there needs to be a way to get their information out there!Re advertising on the internet- there are many of us who believe that good breeders can and should do so simply because otherwise all the average puppy seeker finds is crappy breeders and sham rescues. They have no idea that different kinds of breeders even exist.
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