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Local Working Breeds

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by BrownSheep, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Oct 31, 2014
    BrownSheep

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    In Idaho we have a breed known as an Idaho Fuzzy or Shaggy dog. It's generally a cocktail of working breeds. Border Collies, Australian cattledogs, Shepherds, and Airedales for the most part.

    I'm curious who else has localized "breeds".
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Interesting thread!
    It may not count because it is an actual breed but the Plott Hound.
    Known as the Carolina Plott Hound.
     
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    Baymule

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    Mike CHS

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    This isn't a breed but the farm we take our Aussie to for herding training had some dogs running sheep that were half German Shepherd and half Poodle. One of the strangest looking critters I ever saw but it appeared to be a decent herd dog for a young one.
     
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    OneFineAcre

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    BrownSheep

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    I managed to find a picture of a typical Idaho fuzzy
    10527304_769302656450054_6850522964497495825_n.jpg

    They come in all sorts of patterns but this would be considered one.
     
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    That's a handsome looking dog too:thumbsup
    And such a cool name
     
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    BrownSheep

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    Also, have any of you ever heard of hanging tree stock dogs. I'm curious to see if it's common else where besides here.
     
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    OneFineAcre

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    Feist. Sometimes spelled Fice or Fyce. Developed in rural south. There are references to the breed in George Washington's diary.

    They are a hunting dog, primarily squirells, but they are also good for controlling rats around livestock areas.

    My grandparents had them, I remember one named Tinker and one named Precious.

    I couldn't remember what they were called, so I called my uncle last night.:)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feist_(dog)
     
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