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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering if my dog is a purebred or not?

I got my buddy Bandit back in July of this year. I got him from a family that found him wondering the streets and tried to find his original owners but had no luck and wasn't in a position to care for him properly. They said they believed he was a purebred German Shepherd but couldn't be certain because he was a stray. I think he looks like a purebred German Shepherd but I thought I would reach out and ask other German Shepherd owners and see what they thought. The only thing that makes me think he possibly could be a mix is the white stripe down his snout and the white on his chin. His tail also cures up over his body. I have read some German Shepherds tails can do that though. Thanks





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yes he's PB


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Looks 100% gsd to me! Very sweet looking boy.
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Either purebred or high mix with a bit of husky. The stripe looks a little like a husky's mask.

It's called a 'gay' tail. My pound puppy has it too. I bet you could get a PAL number from the AKC for him.
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He does look like a PB...but if you really want to know you can have him DNA tested. I believe the kits are around $60 or so.
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My understanding is those DNA tests are a waste of money and don't give very accurate results.
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Either purebred or high mix with a bit of husky. The stripe looks a little like a husky's mask.

It's called a 'gay' tail. My pound puppy has it too. I bet you could get a PAL number from the AKC for him.
That's what I was thinking too.

I've never seen a GSD *known to be PB* with a stripe on its nose. Has anyone else?
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Do his eyes look light to you too? Not that it could mean anything. I was just wondering.
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purebred if ya ask me

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Yes he has lighter brown eyes. What does PB mean?

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