I dont know if this happens to you guys with coated pups, or black gsds, or even sables, anything that's not 'black and tan', but do you ever get those people that act like your dog is NOT a gsd even though you tell them it definitely is?
VERY GSD looking in my opinion, just long coat. I have her pedigree, she is DEFINITELY 100 PERCENT GSD. But I cannot count how many times in the 3 weeks I have had her people have either said "are you sure that's not a mix?" "Isn't she a belgian?" "that looks like a chow mix" "did you actually get her from a breeder?"
...I explain to them that long coat gsds definitely do exist, it's a recessive gene so its less common, but they still give me the "I think someone gave you a load of bs that is not a gsd" look. Gah!
People with all black gsds have told me they get the same thing, so, am I just around a group of people that are gsd ignorant, or do you guys get this too?