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Can You Help Me Guess Lilly's Breed?

December 31st, 2010, 12:28 PM
Lilly passed away 6 months ago.

I missed her so much and for awhile had it in my mind that I wanted to adopt a dog that looked like her. I was in no hurry but I have been browsing a bit. (I do have another dog, which is enough for me at the moment). My problem was I didn't really know what to look for since I'm not sure what her breed mix is. I have guessed a million different things. Can anyone assist?

PS She was 33 lbs

December 31st, 2010, 02:04 PM
So sorry for your loss of Lilly, LilMac. She was a beautiful girl :lovestruck:.

I'm guessing she was a Sheltie mix.

December 31st, 2010, 02:14 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about Lilly passing. :grouphug: :candle:

She looks like a spaniel/sheltie cross to me or maybe spaniel/border collie ......she was a very pretty girl. :lovestruck:

December 31st, 2010, 02:23 PM
She looks like a spaniel/sheltie cross to me

I think you're right...Spaniel for sure.

December 31st, 2010, 03:36 PM
There seems to be a lot of Sheltie there for sure, and maybe some Springer Spaniel? She was adooorable!

December 31st, 2010, 03:52 PM

The various breeds people have suggested before definitely include sheltie and spaniel. Some suggested Australian Shepherd (but she is too small).

Also Papillon/Sheltie, American Eskimo, Beagle, you name it.

I have only ever once seen a photo of a dog that looked anything like her. It was soon after Lilly passed and I was browsing sheltie mixes on petfinder, and made the mistake of looking outside Canada. I saw a 12 year old female at a high kill pound in Ohio that looked sooooo much like her--the same eyes and everything. She was unsocialized and had apparently been running loose in the rural area for months.

I inquired about her and found that the pound did its euthanasias every single week and the next one was scheduled for a few days from then. So I made a plan to go get her. Another volunteer was going to drive me. But as it turned out she got scared and bit someone while being vetted by a rescue that was contemplating pulling her and she ended up on the run again for months.

I told them to contact me if they found her again, and they did. It was a lot tougher then because I didn't have anyone to take me but I was forming a plan when the very best miracle ever happened: they emailed me to say not to worry but that the couple that had found her and tamed her had come in to adopt her = )

12 years old and unsocialized in a high kill pound--the odds were certainly against her. It was such a wonderful outcome. All I wanted was for her to be safe. I was hoping all along that someone from her area would adopt her and it worked out against all odds = )

Anyway, the point of that long-winded story is that in all my browsing of petfinder, and all my volunteering at shelters, I have never seen a dog who looks much like her--just reinforces how unique and special she was.

January 1st, 2011, 05:48 PM
Her freckles remind me of an english spaniel mix, she was beautiful outside but inside as well am sure.

January 2nd, 2011, 09:27 AM
All I can say is she sure was a cutiepie...
Sorry for your loss, :candle:

February 24th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Absolutely some sheltie but I would guess part spaniel as well. The spots gave that away :)