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02-27-2014 11:54 AM
matthewm11 Both my dogs are rescues. One is for sure a verified husky gsd cross. My new rescue seems like purebred wl pup but for all i know has no gsd in him. I agree with op that it is very helpful to know themix you have. I know with my husky mix to be extremely picky about where nd when i can let her off leash and have to be patient about her coming when called. Rottweilers and gsds are two great dogs but are the type of dogs it would be helpful to know which is in your dog. Especially mixed with another higher maintnence working dog. Breeds have been selectivly bred for generations to enhance certain traits its always helpfull to know what these dogs were origionally bred to do and what challenges that may manifest in our modern society
02-22-2014 06:46 AM
mcdanfam
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I will find and post a picture of my old Rotti x Alsation later as a pup. She did look similar but pure black (mother was a black GSD). You'll have to ignore her docked tail in the photos, the horrible people who bred her thought cutting it off with scissors was a good idea

:-( Scissors....? Poor baby, that had to hurt.



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02-22-2014 06:02 AM
HarleyACH I will find and post a picture of my old Rotti x Alsation later as a pup. She did look similar but pure black (mother was a black GSD). You'll have to ignore her docked tail in the photos, the horrible people who bred her thought cutting it off with scissors was a good idea
02-18-2014 12:19 AM
LeoRose
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............... he can be registered with the PAL program with AKC if you want to do rally or agility. Enjoy your pup.
No, as a mix, he is not eligible for a PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing). What he is eligible for is the Canine Partners Listing. AKC Canine Partners. AKC program for Canine Partners.
02-17-2014 04:16 PM
mcdanfam So cute!


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02-17-2014 01:23 PM
pyratemom It certainly is a cute puppy! Since it is a mix it really shouldn't matter to anyone except you what the mix is. Like one response said some people have prejudices against certain breeds and to those people you could just report it is a mixed breed pup. It is hard to define if the GSD across the street is the sire or not without a DNA test. If it is really important to you, get the test done. Like someone said, your friend is neighbors with said GSD owner and could probably get the sample easily for you if you want. Breeds do matter as for what types of ailments to look out for, training concerns, etc, but either way you got a really cute pup there and he can be registered with the PAL program with AKC if you want to do rally or agility. Enjoy your pup.
02-17-2014 01:06 PM
jocoyn I would stay away from calling it a Rottie anything because there are locales where this an aversion to that breed, including insurance companies. Call it a hound mix and don't worry about it. He is very much a cutie pie.
02-17-2014 11:59 AM
carmspack "I am just overwhelmed with wanting to know everything about my dog! " moreso than the breeder !

you can't know -- for all anyone knows the mother may not be a blue heeler either , nor the alleged sire a pure gsd .

this is a good looking strong healthy looking dog , American street pup .

if you want to find out get a cheek swab of the potential sire and send it off to the lab I recommended . You will need sire and or alternate sire , dam (not critical) and your pup's samples .
The breeder is your friend , have them approach the neighbour.
02-17-2014 11:44 AM
Hans_Mom
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The bone structure is so far off from a rott, I fail to see how you can say it's a VERY good chance. There was a gsd across the street, and no mention of a rott in the neighborhood(I know dog's get around). The color patterns are just as similar to a mix of heeler and gsd as they are rott, but the structure is much more gsd than rott.

Yes there may be a chance of rott instead of GSD, but there's nothing that rules out the GSD/heeler mix, the only breeds that were definitely present.

As far as why this discussion might matter to the OP, there are several possible reasons.
The only reason that is really needed: Curiosity.
Another possible reason: Maybe the breeder guaranteed the gsd mix and the OP has some aversion to rotties.

I appreciate this answer. Also, I have no aversion to rotties, my family owned a rottie mix when I was young, and she was a great girl. You are correct - I am just overwhelmed with wanting to know everything about my dog! It might be silly to spend so much time and brain power wondering about these kind of things but I really am interested in finding out.

I suppose that as I never saw the sire I will never really know 100% for sure but as of now, I believe I will just take my friend's word for it. Thank you everyone for the insight.
02-17-2014 09:42 AM
ApselBear
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Originally Posted by Lauri & The Gang View Post
I'd say there's a VERY good chance the dog is more Rott than GSD (with the Heeler of course).
The bone structure is so far off from a rott, I fail to see how you can say it's a VERY good chance. There was a gsd across the street, and no mention of a rott in the neighborhood(I know dog's get around). The color patterns are just as similar to a mix of heeler and gsd as they are rott, but the structure is much more gsd than rott.

Yes there may be a chance of rott instead of GSD, but there's nothing that rules out the GSD/heeler mix, the only breeds that were definitely present.

As far as why this discussion might matter to the OP, there are several possible reasons.
The only reason that is really needed: Curiosity.
Another possible reason: Maybe the breeder guaranteed the gsd mix and the OP has some aversion to rotties.
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