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05-17-2014 08:31 PM
Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
gsd | Search Results | The Dog Snobs

GSD under heading the Ugly note post #1

I'd bet if a thread was titled 'My Dog has four feet and a I have a problem??" It would start a disagreement!

So very true, it happens sometimes. Got to roll with the punches so to speak.
05-17-2014 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
your pup looks to be a black and tan . As the dog ages, blackand tans tend to have increasing tan (to a point).
Sable is a fine name. I had a "Sable" named after Sable the lady wrestler by a person who named a few dogs after wrestlers .

Thank you, finally the perfect answer. You were also correct with your other post about my situation. I wasn't going to back out of taking her because of issues. Not that you were implying that simply just saying. She actually wasn't the one I picked from pictures. When I arrived & was told about the milk disease I thought I would take the one I noticed to have some other issues. Sadly not all but some people in my area wouldn't have given her the time & love she needed. Let alone tended to those issues. I've seen it happen far too often. It would have ate me up to think she could go somewhere & be neglected pertaining to certain health matters. I wish I could help this epidemic at least in my area, but my breeder wasn't registered of course so so I wouldn't know where to begin. There isn't even any animal control to point me in the right direction. My town just got it's first animal shelter a few yrs ago.
05-17-2014 07:16 PM
carmspack your pup looks to be a black and tan . As the dog ages, blackand tans tend to have increasing tan (to a point).
Sable is a fine name. I had a "Sable" named after Sable the lady wrestler by a person who named a few dogs after wrestlers .
05-17-2014 07:10 PM
KayDub I made a mistake in how I worded my question. I always knew type to refer to an appearance in any dog, that's my mistake. I didn't think majority of people would take it so differently as I did not specify I was looking for "pedigree" or "line". Then I should have said I wanted to know what my dog would possibly look like in the second post. I hadn't got feedback on people so upset with the breeding of my dog at that point, so I failed to correct myself again. My dog is developing more grey as she grows on her neck, chest, & underside of her tail. That's why I was concerned I didn't want to end up with a semi sable looking dog named Sable.

I think others just had a problem with the harshness of some comments. It was like saying I had a dog that should never exist because her parents were not up to breeding standards. This happens often on the internet as it is hard to understand how someone is coming across with the written word when you cannot hear the tone in which they're speaking.

I understand what your saying Sunflowers by pedigree's & how their bred to create the best line of dogs possible. Completely understandable your definition of what it's all about. Unfortunately breeders are few & far between in my parts. I'll be sure to rarely post about my dog unless it's an absolute serious question. I didn't mean to get some riled up because my dog comes from poor backgrounds. My sincerest apologies..
05-17-2014 07:09 PM
Chip18 gsd | Search Results | The Dog Snobs

GSD under heading the Ugly note post #1

I'd bet if a thread was titled 'My Dog has four feet and a I have a problem??" It would start a disagreement!
05-17-2014 07:07 PM
carmspack here is what is upsetting , quoting you from previous threads about this little pup "I felt bad for my pups mom also as she lost nine pups out of that litter & I didn't like i wasn't informed of the milk disease & all that had occurred until I had handed the money over for the pup."
plus the issue of the swollen foot that was not attended to by the breeder.

I remember this because this pup was disposed of by a disinterested breeder (my phrasing) because of the above . YOU RESCUED, and took the pup in at 4 weeks.
Correct me if I am wrong , the "breeder" had a previous litter that you missed out on , or I am mixing it up with someone else's experience.

THIS is the issue with this kind of "breeder" . They don't need support . They need to be stopped .
The adults shown look well used .

They need to be stopped . Not the pedigree snobs who invest so much of themselves to put out vibrantly healthy dogs, with concerns to temperament and drives and correctness judged against a standard. The output of careless , bybs, become part of the statistic , and become the reason for legislation against breeding , and then all are breeders are caught in the same net

Do everything that you can to give your pup the best life possible . The circumstances are not fault of his .
05-17-2014 05:04 PM
wolfy dog To the OP. To answer your question: this dog is a sable color. It is hard to see type from the angle the picture was taken. I like the kind eyes.
I am sorry that these kind of threads often seem to end up in lectures on what is the most responsible thing to do. Enjoy your puppy.
05-17-2014 04:51 PM
Sunflowers I do not understand those who come on here and complain about so-called pedigree snobs. Do you not realize that certain dogs were selected in the first place to come up with the breed? That the best dogs were selected to mate with the ones that would produce the desired traits and character of the German Shepherd?

Very careful selection was necessary to come up with what is now the German Shepherd.
To keep the breed going, the breed we love so much, you need to be very careful what dogs you put together. The ones who don't know what they're doing and just put dogs together at random have created some pretty nasty health problems and temperament problems.
A pedigree is simply a family tree of a dog. Looking at that tells you where the dog came from and what you can expect as far as looks, character, health, etc.-- it is not something fancy for the purpose of showing off.

Why is that so hard to comprehend for certain people?
05-17-2014 04:28 PM
my boy diesel But what bothers me is people acting like a bunch of snobs because a dog doesn't have a "pedigree" or a history.
that is not what this thread is about at all

the op asked what type his dog is
generally when people ask that they mean is this a working line or show line and if a working line is it east or west etc

which nobody can tell without a pedigree although show lines can be distinguished from working lines to a small extent

So I was just curious what type he was to maybe judge what mind will end up like... here's my pup at 10wks
again this will take a pedigree to determine otherwise one can only guess and not even guess well as we dont know if there are going to be health or temperament issues without a pedigree to guess off of

later the op said he actually was just asking about color
which can be determined immediately with a black and tan pup
sables are a bit more difficult but this puppy is a black and tan and that will not change like a sable would

so this thread is not about pedigree snobs but if the board is asked what type of dog this is meaning from which line it originated then we cannot guess that without seeing the pedigree
05-17-2014 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by DawgTheBtyHunter View Post
I really like this forum. But what bothers me is people acting like a bunch of snobs because a dog doesn't have a "pedigree" or a history. Is it not a real GSD because you didn't pay over 3k for it? Or it doesn't have a "first, middle and last name of something that "sounds" german? Come on. Its still a GSD. Ive had them my whole life and there is no better dog, and ive paid big bucks for them before. My current one is from a backyard breeder.She doesnt have a long german name but she is complete GSD. Brave,smart(sometimes too much for her own good), and as beautiful as any "True German Shepherd" ive seen. So OP, ignore the "experts". Its a pretty dog. Give it a good life and enjoy. I do mine.
So you just registered to say this, how much time did you actually spend learning anything from this board?
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