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I know what she is thank you.

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Lately quite a few people have been arguing with me over what breed Mina is. They ask what she is and I tell them politely 'She's an aussie lab mix' and the reply is 'No she's a catahoula' First of all if you already 'know' what she is then why ask me? Second of all, I met Mom and she was definitely an aussie thank you. I can see where the confusion would be, but I swear I know what she is. She's just a self merle.

Does she really look that much like a catahoula? :rolleyes:
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depending on how she looks as an adult you could probably even ILP her as an aussie. Her ears are just a bit too low and floppy for an aussie she must have gotten that from the labrador
I've seen aussies with floppy ears like that though...they call it hound ears, right? She looks to me like she's going to end up being smoother coated than a full aussie....anyway, I don't know why people like to argue breed like that, I get it all the time with my merle sheltie. I know for a fact that he's 100% sheltie, but people insist that he's an aussie mix to the point of trying to argue with me over it. They may be just trying to make conversation and haven't had alot of practice at it. ;)
I have never seen an aussie with "Natural" hound ears. All of the hound ears I've seen have been on show dogs who've had their ears taped down from a young age. So yes there are aussies out there with hound ears but 98% of then are caused by the owner taping the dogs ears. Prick ears are very common as are button and rose ears.
Why do they tape their ears down? Just asking, I thought hound ears are a serious fault.
Yes it is a serious fault. But there are a few judges out there who can't tell a "hound ear" from a "button ear" and there are more than a few show breeders out there who and I quote "HATE the look of rose ears" I have had breeders at shows urge me to tape Hawkeye's ears down much more so that they wouldn't be rose (even though "rose ears" are a named acceptable ear set in the breed).
If I would have taken their advise Hawkeye would have hound ears now, and I would probably still be showing him and most judges wouldn't notice or care.
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