While browsing through my RSS feed I came across another great puppy photo from the PuppyParade. I was trying to figure out what breed of puppies these were because they or absolutely adorable. If you go to the flickr stream by clicking the title: The Calm before the storma you can see more great pictures of the litter.
After viewing some of the other images I was thinking some looked an awful lot like Springer Spaniel, but I also thought mixed with some other breed. Here’s what I found in the tags: Sprollie, Springer Spaniel, and Border Collies. I’ve never heard of a Sprollie before, but I guess it’s a mix between a Springer Spaniel and a Border Collie. These puppies are adorable Sprollies!
Take a look at this picture and tell me how many puppies there are.
Did you guess 6? You need to go back to school and work on your math skills!
Did you guess 7? Pretty good, but not quite there yet.
Did you guess 8? As far as I can tell 8 is the correct number. If you look closely just off to the right side of center of the image you’ll see puppy number 8′s head and if you scan to the top of the screen just below the black and white puppy at the very top you’ll see the end of the puppies butt.
Did you guess 9? A solid possibility because we can definitively say that the head and butt I identified above are conclusively the same puppy. Therefore 9 may also be the correct answer.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say there are 8 puppies in the picture above. What do you think? Do you see more or less than 8 puppies in the picture? Have you ever heard of a Sprollie?
Have you ever seen a dancing dog before? A couple days ago I received an email from Carole about Kate and Gin the dancing dog from the TV show Britain’s got talent. I watched Gin, a border collie dazzle the judges panel and the audience as well.
The original link that Carole sent me apparently has been moved from Youtube. Hopefully they’re not having copywrite issues, but if they are then the video below may get disabled eventually as well.
Here’s a video of Gin on YouTube:
Gin The Dancing Dog
Dogs Are Amazing
It’s pretty amazing some of the things you can teach a dog. Stetson, my guide dog puppy in training will (hopefully) be a full-fledged guide dog in about 6 months assisting his blind companion to move around more freely. Gin the dancing dog obviously has a different talent. It’s great to see all of her energy channeled into such a great act.
I’ve seen many other working dogs including Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Search & Rescue Dogs, and Therapy Dogs. Every one of these working dogs is very talented in their own right. It’s definitely my pleasure to be able to work with Stetson (hopefully) a future guide dog.
Ralphie The Wild Animal
My parents dog has a similar energy level and is probably just as agile as Gin the dancing dog. However, I don’t think they’ve channeled his energy in quite the same way. If you’ve ever seen him (his name is Ralphie after Ralphie on the Simpsons), you’d think he had springs in his feet. He bounces around and can walk on his hind legs (I haven’t seen him walk backwards yet). If only they could channel that energy into something positive he could be the next contestant on Britain’s got talent (if we were in Britain).
Have you ever seen a dog like Gin the dancing dog before? What other talents do dogs possess?
If you are considering puppy adoption, I highly recommend visiting one of your local puppy/dog rescues. In past articles I’ve talked to you about the puppy/dog rescue, Cuddly Canines. I want to do my best to help place these puppies by profiling each puppy, litter of puppies, and dogs on this blog.
***Note this dog may already be adopted as I will keep this information in my archive. Please check the Cuddly Canines website for the most recent puppies up for adoption.
Chili The Eighteen Month Old Border Collie
This beautiful lady is around 18 months old & drop-dead gorgeous with silky brown- white hair & lovely golden eyes.
She is a very happy girl who loves to play. She gets along with male dogs & loves children. Chili knows her basic commands & would excel in further training as she is very smart!
Chili is in La Habra Heights and is available for adoption.
What is a Border Collie?
The Cuddly Canines website says nothing about Chili being a border collie, but I’m just assuming because of the way she looks that she is a border collie. Try google images and type “Red Border Collie” and you’ll see images of dogs that look very similar to Chili.
Remember to always research your breeds before making a decision on adopting a dog. Border Collies are almost unanimously considered the smartest breed of dog.
The Border Collie is a breed of herding dog that originated in the border country of England and Scotland. They are widely regarded as the most intelligent dog breed. Border Collies are highly energetic, and as a result have a tendency towards neurotic or destructive behavior if not given enough to do. They are still frequently used on farms all over the world for assisting with the handling of livestock, and they have also become popular as pet and sport dogs. Though known to be reserved with strangers, these dogs can also be protective of a human family member and affectionate to those they know.
Are you interested in adopting?
If you are interested in adopting Chili please visit the Cuddly Canines website. If you happen to adopt Chili please remember, it’s never too early or too late to start them on their training. If you are interested in puppy adoption or fostering here are a few other articles you might enjoy:
Puppy Adoption And Fostering Dedicated To My Dog Linus
Of course, Chili is not the only dog being fostered by Cuddly Canines. Please visit their website to see the most current pictures of all their dogs and puppies.
I’d love to hear what you have to say about this article. Is puppy adoption in your future? Do you want to try puppy fostering? If so, please visit the Cuddly Canines website.
Do you have an adorable puppy who’s driving you nuts? Not long ago we brought home our first guide dog puppy and after the initial excitement wore off we soon realized we were in for an extreme test of our patience.
My name is Colby and I’ve been raising and training guide dog puppies for the past 5 years. Follow me and my pups on our journey from puppy to working guide dog.