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Old 12-25-2012, 06:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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"once a pup always a pup to a parent". i like that phrase. your pup is German Shepherdish. where did you get him? did you see the parents?
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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"once a pup always a pup to a parent". i like that phrase. your pup is German Shepherdish. where did you get him? did you see the parents?
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Have not seen the parents, and found him on a site called keystone puppies.com under German Shepherd. There is also a German shepherd mix section next to the German Shepherd breed section. I found him in the German Shepherd section. So you think he is a mix then?
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How much does it cost to get a DNA test done? Is it even worth it? How accurate is that?
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think instead of asking if the dog is purebred or not (and IMO, no dog is unless it is registered) - you might want to ask if this is a good place to purchase a puppy....:-(
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Theres no point in a DNA hes gorgeous!! he looks like a german shepherd and his ears are up!! alot of pure breed GS pups ears dont go up, so even if theres a slight chance hes a mix nobody would notice! Unless you wanted him in competitions or something, But to me he looks PB, big boned and sooo cute !!
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Buying a puppy in Lancaster County Pa, that's puppy mill central. Many Amish farmers raise and sell litters of puppies....they don't care one bit about temperament or health, the dogs are nothing more than a cash crop.

There are always risks when buying a puppy because even the best bred pup can have problems, but at least when the parents have health clearances and their temperaments are tested you are giving yourself a better chance! That said, my first dog was a siberian husky from a Missouri puppy mill who lived a very healthy 14 years, so you just never know.
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The puppy is bought, what is the point of worrying about where it came from at this point? If the guy sticks around beyond the customary initial hazing, when he goes to buy his next dog, he will probably get one from a different kind of place. The pup is cute. Love him. Take him to classes and train him. He will be what you make of him. Enjoy.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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CONGRATULATIONS ... Rico's darling ... can't wait to see some more pictures and hear all about him after you pick him up!!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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How much does it cost to get a DNA test done? Is it even worth it? How accurate is that?
It costs around $80 and the one we got was at least mostly accurate. We had a pup for awhile who was part of an unexpected litter from a registered Belgian Malinois mom and a mystery dad. We wondered if dad had been a pit bull and decided to get a DNA test. The DNA test accurately said the pup was 1/2 Belgian Malinois while the other half was 1/4 Briard and then 1/4 mixed mutt that was so mixed they gave us five or six likely "ingredients," lol. One of those ingredients was Staffordshire Terrier and one was Argentinian Dogo, and either of those would account for his pit bull like wide grin.

If you are curious about a dog's background and have extra money, a DNA test can be fun to do. It's just important to remember that a dog's real value lies in his relationship with you, not in his lineage.

There are plenty of pedigreed boneheads in the world and also plenty of genius mutts. That goes for both dogs and people.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Theres no point in a DNA hes gorgeous!! he looks like a german shepherd and his ears are up!! alot of pure breed GS pups ears dont go up, so even if theres a slight chance hes a mix nobody would notice! Unless you wanted him in competitions or something, But to me he looks PB, big boned and sooo cute !!
Definitely no competitions. He will be my sidekick, my going on trail rides in my Jeep buddy and my drinking buddy... just kidding about the drink buddy part! Call me crazy but I can see it in his face and eyes that he will be a great dog!
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