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Could I be a Kelpie mix?

Emily CarringtonEmily Carrington Posts: 425Member
edited 5 February, 2012 in Australian Kelpie
I'm almost 9 months old and I'm 50 lbs. Mom says I won't get much bigger. I was listed as a "Australian Shepherd/German Shepherd mix" by my rescue when I was a small puppy, but Mom thinks I look more like a Black Lab mix. She thinks I'm too small to be a Lab/GSD mix, but thinks I look a lot like a black Kelpie (except with half-perked ears!) Could I be a Kelpie/Lab mix?


  • OzfozzOzfozz OshawaPosts: 9,366Member ✭✭
    edited 4 January, 2012
    After looking through your pictures, I really wouldn't think so. Definitely Labrador, but I'm not really seeing Kelpie at all. I'd venture more to say Labrador / and maybe GSD mix. At 9 months old, she still has a bit of growing to do as well as filling out. Female Labs typically weigh between 55-70lbs, the field bred ones especially tend to be around the slimmer end. German Shepherd females can also be in around that range. I'd say Olive is liable to bottom out 60-70lbs. Australian Kelpies are quite a small breed of dog. The females especially tend to be around 35lbs, Rigby's about 28lbs at this point. Olive's coat (from what I can see) also says Lab / Shepherd to me. Kelpies tend to have tight/short coats like a lab. Olive seems to have a bit more of a "fluffy" coat. Although I could totally be off-base. But I don't really see kelpie
  • Stephanie HerndonStephanie Herndon VirginiaPosts: 1Member
    edited 19 January, 2012
    This is Roscoe! When I got him from the pound at 3-4 months old they said he was a husky/aussie mix...after doing some research, I am wondering if he is a Kelpie? He has the markings and colors and a lot of the physical characteristics. He's about 32 lbs and 20 inches tall. His ears arent pricked but they tend to roll back like they are trying to stand up. Anyone got any ideas of what he might be? :)
  • Leah StratesLeah Strates Posts: 2,684Member
    edited 5 February, 2012
    I don't see any kelpie either, Olive. Kelpie lab mixes tend towards being smaller, with clear kelpie characteristics in the face. She looks like a lab shepherd mix to me.
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