So, why do I call this cute little border collie "weasel puppy"? Well, if you look at the picture, you'll notice her suspicious, wary expression. She tends to have that expression on most posed photographs. But that is not why she is Weasel Puppy.
Oddly, most people who see her in person do not question the little nickname. She is a conformation nightmare - roach backed, cow hocked, with a long, snarky muzzle. She is also blessed with a ridge of fur along her backbone that stands straight up - several inches high. We call it her backhawk. She has the border collie tendency to carry her head and tail low. All of which result in some pretty weird looking pictures. A pound-puppy special, she may or may not even be purebred border collie. Despite all of this, I think she's a rather pretty dog, and she's certainly very sweet and affectionate.
Update: Well, she's been doing quite decently. Her fastest single time recorded in a tournament is 4.2, but I hope she will get faster. My little mutant has become the start dog for the team, fairly reliable. Now I am working on consistancy and some boxturn slopiness that's cropped up. She's a good girl. Funny looking, but good.
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