Tanner's mystery Mix.lol. - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Jessiewessie99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lakewod, CA
Posts: 6,855
Tanner's mystery Mix.lol.

Well, I did some searching and I think I may know what Tanner maybe mixed with: Norwegian Elkhound.lol.

I did some googling and sure enough he looks like he could have Norwegian Elkhound in him!

Even if he isn't I will still love my Tanzy baby!
See if you can see any similarities, I can.
Norwegian Elkounds:














Black Norwegian Elkhound Information and Pictures, Black Norwegian Elkhounds

Now Tanner:












See any similarities?Well anyways, I love my Tanzers no matter what.

Jessica

Molly-GSD DOB: 2/19/07
Rainbow Bridge:
Tanner-GSD
Max & Simba- Sheltie Mixes
Jessiewessie99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 08:55 AM
Master Member
 
Trina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Posts: 611
Could be...is Tanner's weight & height comparable to a Norwegian Elkhound? His tail doesn't look as tightly wound, but since he's a mix, no surprise there.

We got an Elkhound when I was 10 because that was the closest breed we could find that looked like the stray we had taken in previously. He (the stray)was also all black except for white patch on his chest and four white paws. Our elkhound was the traditional black & silver coloring. She was a real sweetheart, too.

I suppose a lot of mixed breeds may favor the Elkhound because it's such an ancient breed.

Maximus, Long Coat German Shepherd Dog
Tora, Mixed Breed
Trina is offline  
post #3 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Jessiewessie99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lakewod, CA
Posts: 6,855
I never met an Elkhound in person, but I was reading about their behavior and such and alot of it is alot like Tanner. I am 5'6 3/4 inches, and when Tanner is his hind legs he is about 2-3 inches taller. I haven't weighed him yet.

Jessica

Molly-GSD DOB: 2/19/07
Rainbow Bridge:
Tanner-GSD
Max & Simba- Sheltie Mixes
Jessiewessie99 is offline  
post #4 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 02:57 PM
Knighted Member
 
sit,stay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Idaho
Posts: 3,321
If he is that big, relative to your height, maybe Akita would be another possibility regarding his breed mix?
Sheilah
sit,stay is offline  
post #5 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Jessiewessie99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lakewod, CA
Posts: 6,855
I am really thinking about a DNA Test...lol

Jessica

Molly-GSD DOB: 2/19/07
Rainbow Bridge:
Tanner-GSD
Max & Simba- Sheltie Mixes
Jessiewessie99 is offline  
post #6 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 04:15 PM
Lin
Crowned Member
 
Lin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 3,561
Send a message via AIM to Lin Send a message via Yahoo to Lin
The DNA test really isn't that accurate, I think you commented in the thread that I posted the youtube of a pit bull coming back as border collie?
Lin is offline  
post #7 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Jessiewessie99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lakewod, CA
Posts: 6,855
Someone said Tanner may have Border Collie in him

Jessica

Molly-GSD DOB: 2/19/07
Rainbow Bridge:
Tanner-GSD
Max & Simba- Sheltie Mixes
Jessiewessie99 is offline  
post #8 of 86 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Jessiewessie99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lakewod, CA
Posts: 6,855
After some reading and talking with Norwegian Elkhound owners, I am pretty sure Tanner is part Norwegian Elkhound.lol

Jessica

Molly-GSD DOB: 2/19/07
Rainbow Bridge:
Tanner-GSD
Max & Simba- Sheltie Mixes
Jessiewessie99 is offline  
post #9 of 86 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 04:11 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 26
I'm leaning more towards an akita/gsd mix, but it could also be a Elkhound mix. Right now I have a female gsd/akita mix and her tail is the length and size of a pure bred gsd but curls up in a big circle and touches her back while she is walking but she only does this about 50 percent of the time. Just love your dog knowing it is unique and one of a kind. Thats the thing I like about mixes.
ingenerate is offline  
post #10 of 86 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
Crowned Member
 
Jessiewessie99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lakewod, CA
Posts: 6,855
Tanner's tail has never curled tightly over and touched his back ever.

Jessica

Molly-GSD DOB: 2/19/07
Rainbow Bridge:
Tanner-GSD
Max & Simba- Sheltie Mixes
Jessiewessie99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome