This is Charlie. ...
Charlie is about a year old. He must have been 9-10 mos old when I got him. He weighs 30 lbs. At first we thought he is a cocker-poodle mix. The veterinarian thinks he is all cocker. Suggestions & other comments regarding his breed are appreciated.
Pepper is about 8 years old. I guess his weight to be about 60 lb, perhaps a little less. He was a true pound puppy (adopted from a shelter when he was almost 1 yr old). I have included a picture and you can see that he is marked like a Border Collie. His shelter description said he was a border collie mix but it didn't say what the mix is. He definitely has a double coat very thick. He doesn't seem to have herding instincts but early on he appeared to point occasionally. His bark sounds somewhat like a basset hound but he has no other basset hound traits that I can see. One veterinarian thought his head looked a little like a beagle...no other beagle traits either. Any ideas would be appreciated. Some people thought he looked like a Brittany Spaniel when he was younger. He is very sweet, wants to please and still learns quickly.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED AND ALL WHO WILL. Everyone thinks Charlie is a cocker (with the vet). The high vote for Pepper is English Springer Spaniel. Accounts for everything about Pepper except the bark. The "mix" must be a mix, too. Thanks!