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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Is jax a purebred?

We got Jax from the shelter and was told he was purebred but we think he's a mix. any know maybe what his mix is if even???
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What makes you think he is a mix?

What you have to realize is that the GSD breed is very divers with specific lines that have different traits. And people mix those lines (which is still breeding a purebred GSD to a purebred GSD, resulting in purebred GSDs), and it is next to impossible to be certain that a dog that looks like yours is not purebred.

Just enjoy your dog. And learn everything you can about the breed and the different lines, and maybe at some point you might want to consider what different lines he possesses by his temperament, size, structure, etc. Still probably impossible though.

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He looks purebred to me, although something about his face reminds me of a Malinois. But there's a great deal of individual differences between GSDs, and he probably is purebred. He looks like a sweet boy and I love his color. Do you know how old he is?
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The first thing I thought when I saw him was he was a GSD/Malinois mix.

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He looks purebred to me, although something about his face reminds me of a Malinois. But there's a great deal of individual differences between GSDs, and he probably is purebred. He looks like a sweet boy and I love his color. Do you know how old he is?

he is a year and 5 months and very very skittish..afriad of his own shadow almost..any kind of noise sends him running for a hiding spot
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The first thing I thought when I saw him was he was a GSD/Malinois mix.
I'VE NEVER HEARD OF MALINOIS BUT IT KEEPS Coming up from people. I'lll have to research it
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He looks like a belgian malinois. How big is he and where do you live?

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What makes you think he is a mix?

What you have to realize is that the GSD breed is very divers with specific lines that have different traits. And people mix those lines (which is still breeding a purebred GSD to a purebred GSD, resulting in purebred GSDs), and it is next to impossible to be certain that a dog that looks like yours is not purebred.

Just enjoy your dog. And learn everything you can about the breed and the different lines, and maybe at some point you might want to consider what different lines he possesses by his temperament, size, structure, etc. Still probably impossible though.

people at the shelter suspects he is mixed but we have no record to know for sure.
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He looks like a belgian malinois. How big is he and where do you live?

we live in Maine and he is like a mini shepherd..about 40lbs
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