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Old 11-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any characteristics I should look for? I've posted before that our puppy is rather small for his age (only 50-55 lbs at 6+ months), our vet said he could always be part malinois and (funnily enough) a Belgian family down the road swears he's a belgian "shepherd" (= belgian malinois) and not a german shepherd. While it's purely curiosity, I was wondering if there are characteristics I could look for to tell if he's not 100% GSD? I don't care enough to to do a genetics test, it doesn't matter to me, we're not breeding or showing him - but just thought it would be interesting to know.

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a purebred GSD to me

Here's my girl, she's also 6 months and 55 lbs

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I see nothing but GSD. He's on track for his size.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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55 lbs at 6 months isn't bad at all...I felt that for the first six months you kind of get a 10 lbs a month thing. So your dog is only 10 lbs behind that. I believe my boy was about that weight at 6 months. He's only 85 now and has gained at least 20 since he started filling out and the rest of his body started growing.

I think a belgian shepherd would be much smaller than this at 6 months old. They're only supposed to be about 60 at full size so you figure by 6 months they might be 40...if that. There are a lot of small GSDs that have a very "belian" look to them. But its just smaller features and not a mix of the breeds.
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There's actually more than one kind of Belgian Shepherd, not just Malinois. Mals are mostly brown, so he's not that. There is a black Belgian, but the coat is longer - the Groenendael.

Belgian Shepherd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But your boy actually looks like a solid black purebred GSD to me. Maybe the people who are sure he's a Belgian aren't aware that GSDs come in solid black?
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I see nothing but GSD. He's on track for his size.
I agree. Beautiful pup!
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Our girl is 1/2 malinois - but she is showing predominent GSD genes and traits. Sometimes it's impossible to tell that she has any Mali in her.
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Looks just like my Panzer did at that age. Looks 100% GSD to me!
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You look at the head planes. I can see why people would say that about your dog. His head is very similar, but not entirely like the working Malinois. Of course, it could be a pure GSD, but definitely not a pure Belgian anything. You can get a black dog from mixing a GSD with a Malinois, and you see a lot of those mixes in the KNPV lines.

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Personally I only see GSD in your dog. 55 lbs at 6 mo is not small for a GSD. It's normal sized.
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