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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Can you tell the 'lines' of a dog with no pedigree?

I was just curious about that, cause Gus has no pedigree and I know certain lines are bred for doing certain things. I was wondering if I could get a general idea of what my dog may like/be good at by an educated guess I suppose? Sorry if this is a really stupid question, and feel free to tell me of it is..lol
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no question is 'stupid.'

post photos of him standing, sitting etc.. and let us guess.

without pedigree, it will just be a guess.

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Sometimes you can. I can usually recognize ASL and WGSL by pictures/seeing them in person. That's not to say I'm always right since I don't have their pedigrees

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I asked the same thing when I got my GSD! She's BYB lines. Oh well! I think she's perfect.

Some dogs can you can see some very clear lineage (in our minds - like Anne said) but in others it is much more of a guess.


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The best I can do as of right now:







If you need anything different, let me know..cause I'm not really sure of what's needed.
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i asked the same thing when i got my gsd! She's byb lines. oh well! I think she's perfect.

Some dogs can you can see some very clear lineage (in our minds - like anne said) but in others it is much more of a guess.
byb?
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Backyard breeder lol

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i couldn't tell you the lines of a dog if he were wearing
the pedigree/papers on his vest.
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Lol. Wasn't even sure if he had any! I guess BYB lines as well? Lol. He's handsome and loves me. That's all that matters. I was just wondering if I could get an idea if he was maybe cut out for a creation kind of work? In think that's what I mean..
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I will throw this phone out the window if it keeps correcting me..CERTAIN. not creation.
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