Saturday, February 28, 2015

WTH is Brockle?


Death of the Yeti



I messed up Brockle's DNA test and had to do it again. 
Here's one last look.
Cast your votes on what breeds have joined to create this beast.
Prizes for the closest guess.
Write up your thoughts in the comments.
I'm posting my guess next weekend, after you guys have made your picks.





29 comments:

Snipe said...

Death of the yeti? What's going on in that picture?

Kendal said...

Border collie/german Shepard X greyhound. So mixed lurched, basically.

Melissa said...

ACD x Border Collie x GSD/Tervuren.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Mal x ACD X Golden retriever

Anonymous said...

Tervuren X Collie X heeler

Jen

Anonymous said...

GSD or Malinois x collie

mugwump said...

Snipe- Brockle found a Yeti Troll in our back yard and did what he does best.

Kat V said...

Collie X Anatolian X Shepherd

FlyinOnTime said...

GSD/heeler/aussie or border collie.

Anonymous said...

Border Collie/Belgian Shepherd or Shepherd of some ilk.

I had a beloved Border Collie out of Eastern Oregon that looked a lot like this dog but was 15 pounds lighter.

Snipe said...

We don't get yeti trolls in these parts, Mugs, but they look unpleasant. Good thing you have a Brockle to take care of them for you.

Grimm's Hairy Tails said...

Belgian Shepherd/Australian Shepherd/Chow. They are specially bred to take out Yeti trolls.

Anonymous said...

He is in the first wave of alien canine invaders...

CG said...

Akita/Collie/Shepherd

zebradreams07 said...

GSD, Border Collie, and ACD. The recessive prick ears keep haunting me which is why I'm going ACD. I think ACD is the only breed that's got prick ears AND merle.

mugwump said...

zebra dreams...the recessive thing kept on throwing me in so many ways.

Mrs. Shoes said...

Malinois, GSD, Border Coliie, & Heeler

Horsesomeday said...

Malinois x English shepherd

Robin said...

Belgian Malinois/akita/border collie. Some kind of collie anyway. Good looking dog.

Sarah Bishop said...

zebradreams (and others as I've seen it said more than once), ACDs are ticked like a pointer/dalmation not merled.

That said;
I'm going collie/borzoi (lurcher), anatolian, german shepherd.

That's my final answer :)

zebradreams07 said...

Does that mean there's no full size breed with prick ears and merle? I know aussies and Danes have it, what else?

I'm not sure I buy prick ears being recessive though - I've got a shepherd mix with lab/pit bull sire and his are prick, though more towards bat ears.

mugwump said...

If your lab/pit carries one gene for prick ears then you can get them on the pup.
That's why the recessive stuff is so sneaky.

zebradreams07 said...

But those breeds are both drop, he would have to have something else behind him - possible I guess. None of their ears were standing when I picked him up but they all looked the same, so I would have expected them all to have prick - and some should have been drop if the sire only carried one recessive.

I do a lot of genetic pondering on my goats, not so much dogs since I don't breed them. Think I'm out of guesses on the merle, since I think it's a pretty safe bet that he's not Great Dane or Rat Terrier. Almost has to be Aussie Shepherd then, right?

zebradreams07 said...

Oh, collies...duh...I guess Borders carry it as well as standard Collies. That could explain his build but sure doesn't show in the face...

seeingspots said...

Mal/BC

Sarah Bishop said...

Off the top of my head merle exists in;
Australian Shepherd
Great Dane
Collie (rough & smooth)
Border Collie
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Beauceron
American Pit Bull Terrier (crossed into some lines)
Dachshund
Carigan Welsh Corgi
Chihuahua

and probably one or 2 others I'm missing. Now most of those are probably not in the make-up of a Brockle.

The ticking he shows reminds me less of merle and more of the ticking/roan shown in;
ACD
Dalmation
English Setter
1 or more of the pointer breeds
Englsih Cocker Spaniel.

That's my contribution to the mystery today. I still like my earlier guess.

zebradreams07 said...

Now that you mention it, it does - not sure why I was hung up on merle! I think I'm safe with my guess then. I really see Border Collie in his head.

Anonymous said...

Mugs, that's one intense hound you have there. We have 3 ACDs...and I thought they were focused. Ha! All 3 are an amateur warm up compared to Brockle. My guess: Border Collie/ACD and GSD/Tervuren; maybe a little collie thrown in just because grandma was careless and the local GSD was feelin' frisky. Amy in Ohio

mugwump said...

Ticking shows up on border collies, aussies, ACD's, collies...

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