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Old 10-02-2012, 12:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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shes very pretty. She looks mostly shepherd to me too..but with the white thrown in there i would suggest maybe mixed with some border collie. I read your other post about her having some wolf in there and highly doubt it. I wouldnt bother doing a DNA test to figure it out because IMO youde be wasting money.
Yeah, I've decided against doing it. I don't think she has any Wolf either..As she gets older I think she is just a straight up German Shepherd. I got to looking at her legs today and noticed that she has this weird brindle/sable coloring that is starting to show up. She also has a red cast to her coat.

I'm thinking that she isn't American GSD.. She appears to be Working line. She doesn't have the extreme sloping back, though when you stack her, she does have a slope.. though not extreme. She is displaying all the traits of the working line, Protective, High energy and doesn't seem to mind cars and people passing by. She's not fearful of loud noises, I skeet shoot occasionally, and shes not affraid of other dogs. Infact if another dog tries to come up to me she will cut them off and keep them from getting petted! I've seen other working line blacks that look nearly identical to her, so I don't think she is mixed. Could be wrong, but I don't think she is.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, I think I've figured out what the "other" element is to my Mischa's background. I was browsing through some pictures of shepherds and came across this particular photo of a GSD, Border collie mix..

VCAS pet of the week: Shelby is a 7-month-old black and white border collie and German shepherd mix Ventura County Star

I thought it was my dog when I first seen her! Definitely a good choice of breeding if thats what her parents owners had intended. Two of the top three of the most intelligent breeds out there.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sure could be some BC in there. I was thinking husky. How big is she?
She's beautiful, whichever mix
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Welcome, she is a beauty.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sure could be some BC in there. I was thinking husky. How big is she?
She's beautiful, whichever mix
I'd say she weighs a good 65-70 lbs.. I got to thinking about something after I posted that pic. How does the adoption agency that posted that picture, know that the dog was a Border collie cross? She was reported as being a stray. So that leaves a bit of doubt in my mind.. But hey, who cares? I love her just the same no matter what she is.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Your dog is absolutely gorgeous. I think she might be purebred like you think. Maybe there is border collie but maybe not. A while back I had a conversation with a lab breeder about colors, and believe it or not is is actually very normal to see black labs and brown labs with white chests and feet... and yet they are purebred, not mixes. It doesn't happen all the frequently, but it is still completely normal. Either way, she is gorgeous and looks super happy.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My first thought was husky or some other spitz type dog. Her muzzle is shorter and narrower as well as her dainty feet.
I wouldn't put much faith in a shelter's description of any dog. Whoever is writing the blurb makes the call and they come up with some whacked mixes. They tend to put in breeds most commonly known and those that people will adopt (you'll almost never see Pit bull mentioned in certain areas due to the prejudice, they will be listed as boxer mix every time).
Either way, she is a very pretty girl and looks to be very happy in her new surroundings .
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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starting to think she may have some cat in her lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You are sooo in trouble with that one!! She has a very pretty yet mischevious look to her
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