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Old 12-07-2011, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just saw an ad on Craigslist (that will probably be flagged very soon) that was advertising 5 purebred GSD puppies, some of which are brindle:









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I have 5 purebreed german shepherd puppies. These puppies do not have papers two males are brindle and one male is black with a white spot on his chest and he has brindle markings on his legs. The two females are brindle as well. These puppies could be anywhere from 65 to 120 pounds. I was only able to post four pictures. The top two pictures are boys and the bottom two are females. If interested please contact at (937) 456-XXXX and please no calls after 9:00 P.M. Those of you that keep flagging me these are not mutts and I have both parents on premisses and This was a conrolled breeding my female did not go outside without me by her side.


Sounds like the guy has had people tell him they aren't purebred. I find it interesting - possibly some Dutch Shepherd snuck in there (although they really are not common here). To me they don't look completely GSD, but it could be the coloring throwing me off.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hm... Brindle German Shepherd puppies, no papers. Either his dog carries a rare recessive gene that is a throwback from 100 years ago, or there's a Boxer, mastiff, or Dutch Shepherd in the woodshed.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Or a pit bull
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Tell him that he should do DNA on his dogs. If they are purebred they would be worth a lot more than he can get on Craigslist. Clearly they are not.
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When the brindle gene existed in GSDs it was a dominant color, even over sable, not recessive. So IF it still existed in GSDs, we'd see a lot of it as every dog carrying it would be brindle. Dominant traits can't remain hidden.

So, either it is a spontaneous mutation of some sort or the dogs are mixed. Clearly the most likely scenario, particularly for unpapered dogs on Craigslist, is the later.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Purebred? Ok.

Sure are little cuties though.
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They are very cute!
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Is this on the Cincinnati Craigslist? Nevermind. I see it's gone. It was on Dayton, I think. I saw somebody comment :

"You aren't getting flagged because someone thinks you're re-homing mutts. You're being flagged because you are a breeder. When you posted it, did you not see the big yellow highlighted part that said "no pet sales or breeding"? Stating that it was a controlled breeding means you are NOT supposed to list them here. "

There sure are a lot of people looking for GSD puppies.

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Old 12-07-2011, 11:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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No the Dayton one - they are in Eaton (Preble County). I checked this morning and it was flagged and removed but I saved the guy's contact info.
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Boy, they sure are cute. I wonder what they really are. Sometimes a GSD with DS in it looks a lot like a GSD.
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