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This is Toby. We've had him for about 5 years. Rescued "lab mix" puppy and we never got to see any of his littermates or mom. He's about 55 lbs. Will run in circles like a greyhound and then just collapse. When he was younger he displayed some nipping/ herding instincts and even points occasionally. He has a deep labby bark, definitely not a hound bark. Friendly like a lab but smart and obedient like a BC.

We've settled on Border Collie/ Hound but i'm sure his parents were mutts as well. Ideas?
 

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My guess is BC/Dalmation. It was my initial eye to brain guess. If I am wrong ... it doesn't say much for either my eye sight or my brain! Lol!:) Just kidding!

He is very handsome too! Also, thanks for rescuing. :)
 

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Pointer mix. His shape in general and those black dots are pretty characteristic of pointers. I'd probably guess about half pointer, and at least half hubjub which would easily include border collie or lab. :) He's really beautiful!

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Here's a photo of a pointer with vaguely similar markings.

(from puppyer.com, not claiming any rights here!)
 

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I'm seeing several different breeds. When I looked at the pictures, before I read any posts, I thought Lab/Collie. Looking and reading a little farther, I would venture to guess that one parent was a pointer/collie and the other was a lab. The lab build, face, and muzzle are really strong in your dog. He looks like a great dog!
 

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I thought Border Collie and Dalmation also. He doesn't seem to have any of the pointer build, even with the Border Collie in him.
 

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Thanks everyone! We live near rural areas where hounds and pointers are used a lot, but he's definitely got some BC in him. The dalmatian would explain the black spots he developed over time (just quarter sized black dots in various places) and his hair definitely seems to be barbed like a dal- it sticks to EVERYTHING.

Ironically he started out as my first service dog in training- he didnt make it in the advanced stages so he's our pet now. I remember the organization calling to tell us they had found a puppy for us, hearing "lab mix" over the phone, and arriving to find......a little black and white hound! he's such a good dog though.
 
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