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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Does this look ANYTHING like a GSD puppy?

This is just a curiosity I've had for awhile. This is what Mia looked like when I picked her up from the shelter at 8 weeks old. At the time I thought she looked like a German shepherd, but I really hadn't seen any GSD puppies before. Since I joined the forum, whenever I look at her pictures I think, "That looks NOTHING like any of the other puppies..."




This has nothing to do with her now, I'm just curious why she looked SO different as a puppy.



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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 09:04 AM
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Must have something else in her that's why her ear isn't up all the way.

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I don't know. But a great looking dog.
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Puppies can be confusing. There is something a little different about your pup, but she still looks like a gsd. I'm still amazed at how many color changes they go through. Even our Black and Tan girls started out almost all black and Ranger is sable, @ 9 months I'm not sure if he's finished changing.
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I think there might be a bit of something else mixed in - the head and muzzle look different, both as a pup and now as an older dog.

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Color wise she looks like a sable. Did she have a black stripe down her back as a wee pup? I agree she does look a little different but could be a GSD...definitely a high mix if she is one.

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Color wise she looks like a sable. Did she have a black stripe down her back as a wee pup? I agree she does look a little different but could be a GSD...definitely a high mix if she is one.
She didn't when I got her, just a black spot on the base of her tail. A stripe came around 3 months. I got her assuming she was a mix. Her mom had papers and was at the shelter with the puppies, but no word at all on the father - I'm assuming that's why they were dumped at the shelter.

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I agree, she looks like a high concentrated mix.

also, even on 100% PB dogs, the ears may or may not come up completely. Shes pretty.


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You are right. The puppy looks nothing like the dog. But she is still a doll, even if she is only 99% GSD.


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You are right. The puppy looks nothing like the dog. But she is still a doll, even if she is only 99% GSD.


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