|03-27-2014 04:27 PM|
|AMarie||Thank yall for the kind words I've had 1 GSD once before years ago and he wasn't as big as she is at the same age and he ended up being huge and kept growing up until about 2 or 3! But, he was stolen out of our yard :/ He was a sable and started out light, ending up darker. She's already darkened from light tan to dark tan/red. You can't quite see it but she has black ticking through her tail and back legs, and upon brushing against the fur on her back it's black underneath there. So maybe she'll turn out to be a very light sable. She is very smart and definitely has the GSD temperament with that gorgeous GSD sway when she trots. I don't have any reason to believe the woman I got her from lied to me, I think it's really just my mind playing tricks on me because she does look different than other GSDs. It does seem that when coloration isn't typical we naturally sway to "it's a mix." My last one was smaller than her at 11 weeks but he kept growing and GROWING into a big beautiful boy! I found a post on here last night with a dog that was PB and looked EXCACTLY like my Ginger but I can't seem to find it now. Either way, we love her dearly and I can already tell will be very watchful over my daughter. She'll play with her for a while, then hang back and sit there watching my daughter play. It's so sweet|
|03-26-2014 12:58 PM|
The shape of the skull, muzzle and especially the shape of the top of her head, all looks Labby to me. I would go with Lab mix and not necessarily with GSD.
Only time will tell!
|03-26-2014 11:29 AM|
A litter can have two or more different sires so maybe her mother had a mating with another dog besides the GSD. You can ask the breeder if there are non-GSD intact males around at the time of her heat. Most likely she will say "No".
If you want to know for sure, yes a DNA test and your money back if she turns out not to be purebred.
But you have her, so love and train her. You can always get another for-sure-purebred GSD if you are set on one. Is it the pup in Cassidy's picture? Absolutely beautiful puppy!!
|03-26-2014 01:37 AM|
|LeoRose||Just from looking at her, I'd be inclined to say Lab/GSD mix. The way to find out for sure is to do a DNA parentage test. You would need samples from the sire, the dam, and your puppy. It would determine if the sire and dam listed really are her sire and dam. If she is supposed to be AKC registered, I'd contact the AKC about her possibly being a mix. If you file a complaint, the breeder would have to pay for the testing, if I remember correctly.|
|03-26-2014 12:30 AM|
GSD's range a lot in size. My 4 yo is 55#; my 6 mo old is probably 45# and going to be a moose.
Their coloring changes a lot as they grow. And they come in many colors - BT/sable/white & shades/patterns in each of these.
Your pup is adorable. I've only had one PB whose ears weren't up when I got her - hers were all over the place as a pup.
|03-25-2014 11:38 PM|
Here's one of the pictures:
|03-25-2014 10:58 PM|
If personality and temperament matter to you, like you said, then looks aren't important. she looks fun and sweet, enjoy her.
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|03-25-2014 10:33 PM|
|Liesje||She doesn't really look GSD at all to me. A mix, if any GSD.|
|03-25-2014 10:33 PM|
EXACTLY! That's why I'm just wondering what people think upon seeing her. What seems like me being argumentative is just me trying to discuss the same questions I've ran into with it. LOL
|03-25-2014 10:25 PM|
|e.rigby||I'm really leaning toward mix. Just because they showed you the sire and dam does not mean that the sire was really the 'sire' of the litter. Anyway, again, blonde would explain the coloration, but the structure is a bit off... I'd still recommend posting pictures when your puppy is a bit older. I kind of see lab or some kind of hound type dog.|
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