I am from Turkey and I really want a oes. However they are very rare and expesive here and I am a collage student. I found some puppies though. The owner told me that only one left and the price is not really high. I saw the pictures of the puppies but they dont look like pure breed so I want to ask you. Can you tell me what you think? I dont have much time though.
|No they are not purebred. The pups look like an oes and australian shepherd cross.|
|They're very cute, but dad probably wasn't an OES. If he was, he came from poor breeding because brown is not a desired color. By the looks of the markings on the pups, though, I would think that dad was a different breed altogether. OES aren't usually as spotty as most of these pups are either.|
|I talked to the owner and they told me the dad was a dalmation and only the ones with the brown patches left. What do you think? Should I buy one of these or buy another breed like chow chow or golden? I really like their long hairy look but I am not sure if they will look like that so I am really confused.|
|Awwww! They are really cute puppies! I would have guessed some spaniel in the mix but I'm never good at guessing. With any mix you never know quite what they will look like when they become adults. My sheepie-mix was advertised in the newspaper as a Lab/Husky-mix. http://www.pomeroys.com/EmmaDarby/Nikki/Nikki.htm And sometimes you get the best of both breeds when you get a mix.
As for the breed you should get, it depends on your lifestyle, what characteristics are important to you and how much time you can commit to grooming. Full Old English Sheepgdogs require A LOT of grooming or need to be clipped shorter or they end up with painful mats. I keep mine clipped short because I don't have the time required to brush them out every week.
I'd suggest that you read up on the other breeds you mentioned- the Chow Chow and the Golden Retriever- to see if these dogs are for you. Remember that what you will read are probably only generalizations about the breed so it's important to discuss with the breeder the temperament or disposition of both parents along with their health history so you find the best pup for you. (It's good to meet both parents too if you can.) Also research health problems known to occur in whatever specific breed you might consider.
Good luck to you with your search!
|I would wait until you can afford what you want, and be able to afford all of the expensive trips to the veterinarian, too.|
I talked to the owner and they told me the dad was a dalmation and only the ones with the brown patches left. What do you think? Should I buy one of these or buy another breed like chow chow or golden? I really like their long hairy look but I am not sure if they will look like that so I am really confused.
Definitely don't buy a dog on looks alone. Although OES are super cute, they're a really high maintenance dog. They require more grooming than almost any other dog and their size makes them a lot to handle, especially if they aren't trained properly. They're a great breed but require A LOT of work-- especially if you want to keep their hair long. Read up on breeds that you like and factor in what kind of commitment that you want to make, too. It's really important that you get a dog that's a good fit for your life, including time and money to maintain it.
|Thanks everyone for the answers. I have been researching for years about the dogs I want. Although these three dogs have different personalities, they both suit my life style. There are other dogs i love but as their requirement doesnt suit with mine, they are out of list. I am gonna ask the price of the hybrid and if its reasonable for a hybrid dog I will buy him but I dont want to spend a lot of money on a non-pure breed dog. Hybrids can have much better personalities then pure breeds but i just dont want to spend cash on a hybrid one because there are thousands of hybrid puppies in the shelters for free.|
|I think the puppies are very cute but remember, a "hybrid" is just a fancy name for a MUTT and while I don't think it is unreasonable for someone to ask a nominal fee for a mutt to cover the cost af whelping and early vet expeneses you should not be paying BIG BUCKS for a MUTT.
I actually think a dalmation and an OES wouldmake an interesting combination. You might wind up with a shorter, more manageable coat. Size wise they are fairly close. I think a dalmation is a little more hyper personality wise but that would be tempered by the laid back personality of the OES.
Good Luck what ever you decide.
|Ginny, Tasker is a laid-back sheepie?? I don't think I've owned a laid-back sheepie yet! Quite just the opposite!|
|REALLY? I guess I thought they were all like him!!! He is the calmest most laid back dog I have ever owned. In fact we often joke about him being a little slow!!!!!|
|Clyde's a little slow but not in that way.
Clyde wears Bear out but bear is the puppy out of the 2 of them!
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