Winston is gorgeous! He reminds me of our Jake, which we have been told is a Black and Silver GSD ... I realize they are Black and Tan and the tan is washed out.
I love Jake's unique coloring, but we get asked all the time if he is pure GSD .... we saw both the parents and the mother's tan was definitely lighter.
I get asked as well. Most people think he is mixed with husky, but then comment that he is way too big to be that type of mix. He's around 100 lbs right now. I love his coloring too, and since he is just a family pet, I don't mind having a non-traditional shepherd.
I have a house full of crazy. 4 dogs, 11 cats, 5 chickens, and 1 rabbit.