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What breed is he?

Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Videos' started by Daniestreat, May 20, 2018.

  1. Daniestreat

    Daniestreat Member Registered

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    Hi all!
    I picked up a puppy yesterday,
    There’s a long story behind it...
    We are unsure of the breed.
    What do you think?
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  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    Congratulations on your lovely new pup. I'm sure we'd all love to hear his/her story if you want to tell us:)

    I'm seeing GSD mixed with 'other stuff' - though I'm not an expert by any means.
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    I see fruit bat in those magnificent ears!
     
  4. Daniestreat

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    Okay so, I went to pick him up yesterday as the lady who had him said she was sold him as a “ small breed “ dog and as he was getting quite big and she has a disability she realised she was unable to exercise a pup of his size. She said to me the people who she bought him off told her he was a Scottish terrier cross beagle.... HA!!!
    She took him to the vets and the vet said GSD X Rottweiler ! But I’m not entirely sure about the Rottweiler part? To me he doesn’t seem big enough, I was curious on people’s opinions! :) x x
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Wow those ears! Fab.

    Definitely see GSD - not sure about the other parts!
     
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    Firstly- lucky pup to have found a more suitable home. Well done you. I've had years in dog rescue but realise name-the-breed is a tough one. I'd say GSD for colouring/ears- maybe a bit of collie? - or maybe (by the elegant muzzle) a bit of whippet. We had a lab/whippet/staffie cross that was a gold version of this boy. Wonderful, intelligent, affectionate (unless you were a small furry!) and healthy dog. Enjoy.:)
     
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  7. JudyN

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    I'd expect to see a flatter, broader face if there was rottie in there. I'm not really seeing whippet, but that sometimes reveals itself when the dog runs - if your jaw drops in surprise at the turn of speed, that can indicate whippet or other sighthound:D

    Sometimes though, there can be such a mixture of breeds & types it can be like looking at a ball of brown Plasticene and trying to spot the red, the blue, and the other colours that it used to be;) Whatever he is, he's a lucky boy to have you!
     
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    arealhuman Well-Known Member Registered

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    Well, I don't know why everyone's having difficulties, it's an easy breed to identify.... Cuteness Magnificus! :p

    Love the analogy!
     
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  9. Teddy560

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    Im going to go with GSD x border collie... maybe with something else thrown in for the slightly smaller stature. How old is he?
     
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  10. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    So I have come up with...

    Gerberian Shepsky

    Gerberian Husky

    Border collie X Husky

    Border collie x German shepherd

    Blue merle collie X German shepherd

    Blue heeler X staffy
     
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  11. Daniestreat

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    He’s just under 5 months old! :)
     
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  12. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I wouldn't rule out a splash of doberman.
     
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  13. leashedForLife

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    .

    I'm agreeing with the vet - Rott x GSD, altho there may be another prick-eared breed, as well, or the Rott may be a grandparent, not a parent. :)

    - penciled toes [R]
    - saber tail [R]
    - upright prick ears [GSD, possibly doubled with another prick-eared NON-Akita breed or mix]
    - coat length [R]
    - i've seen heavily-blanketed GSDs whose pattern resembled his.

    His frame, legs, & tail are thicker than i'd expect for a GSD of his age - also attributable to a heftier ancestor, such as a Rott.

    How much does he weigh, please? - was he seen by a vet, & did they get an accurate wt?
    Unless he's going to be a giant [120# plus as a 2-YO], at 5-MO, his current wt should be a bit over half his adult fit wt [F-A-T wt can be any number].

    His face & skull will change a lot as he matures - i expect his muzzle to grow significantly heavier, both too deep from top to bottom for a GSD, as well as wider than a typical GSD. [His backskull, of course, will also broaden.]
    Can't wait to see how he turns out! :) Altho he's already very handsome, indeed.

    - terry

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  14. Teddy560

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    Same age as my pup. He's so cute.
     
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    Just a thought because you dont see them often but a dark Mechelse herder..
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  16. Daniestreat

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    I took him to the vets yesterday to be weighed, but the scales were broken!!!!! I will take him back one day this week and hopefully they will be fixed!
     
  17. Daniestreat

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    Thank you all! I’ve decided to settle this I will send his DNA for testing to Wisdom Panel!!
    X
     
  18. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    Ooh, do let us know the results! I know some people who have had dodgy results but the tests do seem to be much more accurate than they used to be.
     
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    Hi guys.
    The DNA test is in the post!
    What are your thoughts on him possibly being an Australian Kelpie?!
     
  20. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    That could very well be it! :)
     
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