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02-15-2014 05:59 PM
Shaolin The head just doesn't look right and neither do the ears. They look flat and not the right shape, imho.

Also, DNA tests aren't accurate at all outside of determining who is the sire/dam of your dog. I have a White GSD and his breeder tested him and his parents for grins and giggles. The test came back saying he's a mix of a GSD, Retriever, and a Cocker Spaniel amongst other dogs. Both parents came back as something different, yet my dog and those dogs have a solid GSD pedigree.

He's adorable either way! Enjoy him!

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02-15-2014 04:31 PM
Chip18 You can also get a DNA kit and ID him if you want to know. Vet would be my last choice for the final ID on a dogie. They do better on the insides of dogies then the outside!
02-15-2014 04:27 PM
Chip18 A shelters ability to properly ID a dog depends on the experience of whoever is working there. Most just take a best guess at whatever it looks most like to them.

Breed specific rescue groups tend to do better at dogie ID as a general rule.

I'd guess Shepard mix, I would not screw with his ears myself. If it goes wrong it would most likely need a short pit crop to salvage them?
02-15-2014 04:25 PM
DevD98 His ears do go up sometimes when he is chewing or playing, but I'm not sure whether they'll go up. Called the shelter one more time and they said his bloodlines and tests say he is white GSD, but he does look a lot like a lab to me too!
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02-15-2014 03:35 PM
sehrgutcsg Without seeing the dog standing and a profile of the head, it's not looking like the dog is a shepherd. If it has a bump on the back of the head like a Lab and the hind quarter's are equal to the front your shelter is mistaken. Get a profile picture or pictures, if possible. Never seen a white lab but again who know's. If the dog chases and retrieves birds you have your answer.
02-15-2014 02:59 PM
mydogs He's so cute the roundness at the tips of his ears look more like a lab? He's awesome either way

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02-15-2014 11:17 AM
DevD98 This is a picture of Dax with his ears slightly raised but not upright at all. This is what his ears look like if he is not tired. There is a crease where his ears hang and droop from so it might just be weak cartilage or this is the strongest it'll get. They may or may not stand, but being 6 months old, I'm not sure whether they will.
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02-15-2014 07:47 AM
DevD98 Yeah, I didn't like the idea of taping the ears at all. Thanks for the feedback!
02-15-2014 07:46 AM
Castlemaid If it were my dog - I'd leave the ears. If your pup is mixed, why bother when the ears may not stand at all?

If you had gotten your dog from a breeder and had proof that he was pure-bred, then I'd say go ahead and tape them, but in this case I wouldn't worry about the ears.
02-15-2014 07:43 AM
Castlemaid Looks like he could be mixed with lab - who knows? The shape of the ears are more lab-ish than GSD-ish. I don't think those ears will be coming up - just enjoy your unique pup!
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