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tickleyourpickle Fri 04-Nov-16 15:57:55

I'm so excited, this little man is joining our family on Sunday! I can't wait to meet him.
He is a Labrador x Collie.
I am slightly nervous now it's getting nearer, I hope he settles in well with us.

tickleyourpickle Fri 04-Nov-16 15:58:39

We don't have a name yet! Any suggestions welcome!

mintthins Fri 04-Nov-16 15:59:23

Gorgeous! Do you think he will stay grey?

sparechange Fri 04-Nov-16 16:03:17

Hi pup!
Is he grey/blue or is it the flash?

tickleyourpickle Fri 04-Nov-16 16:03:52

I'm not sure if he will stay grey, he has lovely blue eyes too

tickleyourpickle Fri 04-Nov-16 16:11:40

Sparechange, that's is actual colour! X

sparechange Fri 04-Nov-16 16:17:37

That's beautiful! Is the collie side merle?

BagelGoesWalking Fri 04-Nov-16 16:22:25

Don't want to rain on your parade, but are you sure he's a collie/Lab. Just seems a very unusual colour for those breeds. Both that and the ears are more Staffie?

Anyway, Lab/collie combo will keep you very busy, he'll need a lot of stimulation to keep him occupied...

tickleyourpickle Fri 04-Nov-16 16:24:08

I'm not entirely sure, we are re-homing him so we've not seen the parents. I would say with the grey fur and blue eyes it's likely he is from a Merle though.
I popped into the vets today to book him in for a full health check so hopefully they might be able to tell me a bit more about him.

mogloveseggs Fri 04-Nov-16 16:27:43

He is gorgeous! How about pewter? Or slater? Or gandalf (the grey)

LizzieMacQueen Fri 04-Nov-16 18:32:18

I think you are mistaken; that is clearly the picture of a soft toy!

GinIsIn Fri 04-Nov-16 18:39:43

He looks at least part staff to me too. Gorgeous little fellow!

Floralnomad Fri 04-Nov-16 19:17:26

Where are you getting him from OP ? And have you actually not met him in the flesh

Madhousemummy Fri 04-Nov-16 19:22:34

He is beautiful tickle. I love Gandalf too.

GoofyIsACow Fri 04-Nov-16 19:26:06

Ahhhhh! I'' team Gandalf!

wiccamum Fri 04-Nov-16 19:30:03

Go Gandalf!

Just showed the pic to dd, she made a squeally noise so high pitched only dogs could hear it!

He. Is. Lovely!

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Fri 04-Nov-16 19:32:50

Gandalf grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 04-Nov-16 19:38:07

He is a blue staff X, looking at him, he's lovely !

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 04-Nov-16 19:38:49

Not Bully ... BILLY !

tickleyourpickle Fri 04-Nov-16 19:51:20

Yes it does look like he has some staff in him too.
Me and DH are meeting him tomorrow, If we are happy then the owners are going to bring him to our house on Sunday
I actually quite like Gandalf! Someone up thread mentioned he may be from a Merle collie, and the name Merlin came to mind

stonecircle Sat 05-Nov-16 06:08:31

He looks lovely! Agree with others though - not sure about the lab/collie cross. We have one of those and he looks very different!

Whitney168 Sat 05-Nov-16 08:13:26

That colour definitely doesn't come from a merle parent - merle is a dominant gene. I would say Staff cross too.

tickleyourpickle Sat 05-Nov-16 08:45:43

I've googled lab/collie cross and they do actually look quite similar, it's just the colour that's throwing me. That was until I came across a silver Labrador, google it, they are stunning! I didn't even know that was a breed!
Whatever he is, he is bloody gorgeous!!

stonecircle Sat 05-Nov-16 10:14:52

It's quite fun playing 'guess the breeds' with rescue dogs. We got 2 of ours from Labrador Rescue - one a lab/collie cross (although as the vet said, there could be other breeds in there). The other is a lab/German shepherd but, having grown up with a GS I'd say she's 95% GS! Maybe I'll have them dna'd one of these days! In the mean time it's very interesting working out what breed traits they display. They would both die for food so clearly all do have some lab in them!

DailyMailPenisPieces Sat 05-Nov-16 23:10:32

I agree with Lizzie - definitely a soft toy. You've been done! it's even still got the price tag on

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