|Barked: Wed Oct 23, '13 4:23pm PST |
|Got a call today
I wish I wrote down everything she said, I may get some wrong but this is what I remember.
Basically they use 3 major groupings. There's the ancient group (nordic/spitz included here), the Europe group (mostly herding and hounds), and ....I forget the third.
And then from there sometimes the breeds are not always accurate themselves so if they say one type of hound, but it may be another or something.
She re-ran the results in the Australian database, and had beagle come up - which is their explanation for why she is small.
The explanation for the ears is that they are big because of the hound influence, but pricked because it's a dominant trait from the GSD and Husky.
The explanation for her herding style is that because of the hound and husky prey drive influence, the GSD herding traits become "more aggressive"
Either way, The words I got "For Kelpie lovers, a small, black and tan dog with perked ears and herding ability will of course look like a Kelpie to them."
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