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Old 06-22-2014, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My husband and I recently purchased what we were told is a purebred german shepherd puppy. The breeder we purchased her from said he didn't have the papers on her, and really he seemed to be a backyard breeder. We were skeptical both both our sons fell in love with the female puppy we were looking at so we purchased her. I am sure she's purebred (even if she isn't, she's already extremely obedient and easy to train) but my husband has his doubts and is worried we were lied to. She's a gorgeous pup, we just wanted to get some opinions because a family friend is intrested in having her as a potential mate for her GSD. Please take a look and let's know what you think!

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Old 06-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How old is she?
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Based on the white patches, I would say not purebred GSD. Maybe a GSD/BC or Aussie cross? GSD's don't get the tricolor pattern.

Still a cute pup!
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Yeah she does have that white patch on her chest, which we read could go away? The vet said her colors will change, but that's good to know. She's 7 weeks old
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She's a gorgeous pup, we just wanted to get some opinions because a family friend is intrested in having her as a potential mate for her GSD. Please take a look and let's know what you think!

Thanks a bunch!
Mate as in breeding? Please please please don't do that if that was what you were implying. Even if she was pure, breeding should be left to those who have both a great depth of knowledge of proper breeding practices and genetics as well as registered sires and dams that have proven their health and temperament through sports and titling.

Without the background and knowledge you need to breed, you would just be another backyard breeder either adding puppies to the population that will likely add to the millions of pets euthanized every year in shelters across the country or will propagate bad breeding practices that destroy the integrity of the breed we all love.
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She is 7 weeks old(:
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah she does have that white patch on her chest, which we read could go away? The vet said her colors will change, but that's good to know. She's 7 weeks old
I have seen several GSD puppies with faint whiteness on the chest that goes away, but the large amount of white in conjunction with the white patches on the feet suggests a cross of some kind to me. Colors will likely change around as she gets older.
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No, she wants more of a female companion for her GSD. We aren't planning on breeding or anything of that sort. We just wanted opinions on whether or not she's purebred so we can be sure ourselves and ensure our family friend that we have a good pup on our hands. Like I said, I think she's beautiful and great purebred or not.
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She looks like a mix to me. She is a cutie. Love her and train her. She will be a great dog. Totally agree with Pax8. Please do not even consider breeding her.
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No, she wants more of a female companion for her GSD. We aren't planning on breeding or anything of that sort. We just wanted opinions on whether or not she's purebred so we can be sure ourselves and ensure our family friend that we have a good pup on our hands. Like I said, I think she's beautiful and great purebred or not.
Ah, ok! Just making sure! I agree, she is a cute little pup, and it's great that she's already fitting in with your family. We'll look forward to seeing her grow up!
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