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12-10-2013 12:33 PM
jafo220
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Originally Posted by stmcfred View Post
Every time Lola (a WGSL long coat) and I go out I always get asked if she's a mixed breed. I'm assuming it's because she's a long coat. Curious on how many others get asked if their dog is a mixed breed?


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Not so far. But cruz has been called or mistaken for a Rotweiler twice and also if you can beleive it, a Great Dane.
12-10-2013 12:14 PM
onyxena Here's my K-9, shiloh, and some unknown breed!
12-10-2013 12:05 PM
onyxena I am frequently asked what breed our mixed boy who is likely GSD and Aussie mix is he also is quite handsome, about 50lbs. People always seem surprised when i say he's a mutt from shelter. Sasha, our plush coat, blanket backed female is always assumed to be a mix, but a few have asked if she is a Shiloh shepherd as those are becoming more common here.
Dasher is a classic very handsome black and tan with saddle. So of course he is a police K9.
I can't even imagine having a solid black or sable long coat!
12-09-2013 11:44 PM
LeoRose Personally, I'd call Indy a tri-color agouti. She is pretty unique looking.
12-09-2013 10:01 PM
Liesje She looks very similar in build to Indy just a slightly larger scale. Indy is about 18" and 27lbs, maybe a few more lbs now as I've been conditioning her to add muscle. She used to look sort of Whippet-y but with more muscle you can see the pit/terrier mix in her (she's still lean though, you can see her ribs). I have NO idea what color Indy is, lol! She's got white, "sable", brindle...I think on her county license they actually had a "gray, brindle, & white" option.
12-09-2013 10:01 PM
LifeofRiley
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Originally Posted by Kaimeju View Post
She is a head-turner!
Yes she is! I think the vast majority of the time when people stop me and Riley on the street they simply say... "that is a beautiful dog, what is it?"

I enjoy those conversations. It doesn't matter to me if people speculate about different mixes he could be... because, as I said, who knows?

I have found that people who stop you on the street to talk about your dog tend to be transferring their feelings for a breed (or mix) that they have really loved onto your dog. I like those types of conversations.
12-09-2013 09:53 PM
LeoRose Liesje, Ilka is 22 inches tall, and weighs 48 pounds. She's fast (ran a 600 yard CAT in about 30 seconds), can turn on a dime and hand you 9 cents change, and jump a 6 feet high chain link fence.

It's hard to see, but she is actually a tricolor. She has very dark liver points. I didn't even realize they were there until after I listed her as black and white on her AKC paperwork.


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12-09-2013 08:58 PM
Liesje
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I've been told that Leo isn't a GSD, because she's "too fluffy".

The girls, a mockingbird, and Connor 069 by RBElwell, on Flickr

The real fun, though, is how may people claim that Ilka just HAS to be a purebred SOMETHING.

The girls, a mockingbird, and Connor 035 by RBElwell, on Flickr

She's been called a Lab, a husky, an "English Terrier", a pit bull, a "Doberman Pincher" and evidently looks "just like" a Great Dane. Probably the most intelligent guess was Kelpie, which is actually a (slim, very slim) possibility
LOL Indy and Ilka could be twins! (just different color). How much does she weigh? (or, about what size is she?)


12-09-2013 08:49 PM
Kaimeju
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Originally Posted by LifeofRiley View Post
I get asked what breed or mix my dog is all the time!

I typically answer that I can't say for sure. He was a stray that wound up in a downstate shelter. An all-breed rescue brought him to Chicago, I fostered him and then adopted him.

I have very little doubt that he is a purebred white GSD, but who knows... I enjoy speculating with people who ask me about him. It typically leads to a nice conversation about dogs.

Most of the time, people who "know GSDs" tell me he couldn't possibly be a purebred GSD because he has a straight back and is approachable.
This is us all the way. My favorite recent one: "Yeah, she looks sort of like a German Shepherd but there's something not quite right about her back legs...Maybe she's part wolf. You know, it happens more often than you think. Stray dog gets pregnant by a wolf, then the puppies end up who knows where..." That was a Petco employee.

Other people are very confused by her somewhat gay tail and the cream on her back and ears. They think she must be part lab or malamute. There could be some malamute in there, who knows?

Those who have actually owned a white shepherd know exactly what she is though. She is a head-turner!
12-09-2013 08:40 PM
LifeofRiley I get asked what breed or mix my dog is all the time!

I typically answer that I can't say for sure. He was a stray that wound up in a downstate shelter. An all-breed rescue brought him to Chicago, I fostered him and then adopted him.

I have very little doubt that he is a purebred white GSD, but who knows... I enjoy speculating with people who ask me about him. It typically leads to a nice conversation about dogs.

Most of the time, people who "know GSDs" tell me he couldn't possibly be a purebred GSD because he has a straight back and is approachable.
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