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He was a rescue, so I dont have his pedigree....thats why I was asking, lol.
My point was that we don't know the definite answer to your question. Just that your dog appears to look like a WL dog.

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Yay I like the 'good looking line' answer. My two cents.…THE LUCKY LINE!
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He simply has "wide set ears"......no better...no worse than many GSD dogs of both bloodlines (WL & SL).
He looks to be a WL dog......who knows....he *may* have a great pedigree??, just because he ended in a shelter or rescue, says nothing about his lineage...
Be thankful that he stays healthy.....THAT is what is important.

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Its my opinion that Balen is West German Working Line. He looks very typie in the face. Not every dog is going to confirm exactly to breed standard. Thats why dogs are shown and given a confirmation rating. His ear set is very similar to Ruger's which is slightly wide but if you saw him in person you would not give his hears a second thought.

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Mostly working lines, maybe some byb lines in there. His ear set is odd for a well-bred working line, as is his tailset, but I'm awfully picky about structure. Many breeding working lines, or what were working lines a couple generations back, aren't nearly as concerned with structure, so his bloodlines may be all working lines.
Wow, you have a keen eye. I would not have noticed the ears, but in comparison to our dog, I see a difference.
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Its my opinion that Balen is West German Working Line. He looks very typie in the face. Not every dog is going to confirm exactly to breed standard. Thats why dogs are shown and given a confirmation rating. His ear set is very similar to Ruger's which is slightly wide but if you saw him in person you would not give his hears a second thought.
Since your comment, I've looked at a bazillion pictures and videos of the west lines and he does resemble them in build more than any other type of working line. He also has a very high prey drive, which I've read the west lines are noted for. To bad there isnt a way to DNA him.

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He looks like a perfect, handsome boy. :3

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He looks like a perfect, handsome boy. :3
That he is.

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