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shepherdmom 03-29-2014 01:33 AM

OAS survivor. Is this a sable shepherd?
 
Rescue I help at took in several of the OAS dogs. This beauty was listed as a coyote hybrid. Looks like a Sable Shepherd to me. What do you all think?

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RocketDog 03-29-2014 01:40 AM

I see absolutely no coyote in that dog whatsoever.

Jaxx's mom 03-29-2014 01:42 AM

I don't see anything other than a sable shepherd :) great looking dog for sure!


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hunterisgreat 03-29-2014 01:43 AM

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Pure GSD. Coyote would change the face dramatically.

shepherdmom 03-29-2014 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by RocketDog (Post 5289185)
I see absolutely no coyote in that dog whatsoever.

I didn't either. Pure Shepherd or Shepherd mix? Any guesses?

Jakesworld 03-29-2014 01:50 AM

Yes, light sable. Can't tell how tall he/she is. My brother had a coyote hybrid. Coyotes aren't very big. I just don't see it in this dog. But a big part of the coyote cross is the way they carry themselves and their facial expressions. That's what I remember most about my brother's dog. Almost shifty looking at times. Your dog is beautiful, it's eyes...stunning!

RocketDog 03-29-2014 01:51 AM

It looks like purebred GSD to me. Coyotes *can* be bigger, at least here, they can be up to 70lbs. But that is all dog, and looks all GSD to my uneducated eyes. I see them all the time here. In fact, they were just howling a victory kill about 20 minutes ago across the road.

llombardo 03-29-2014 01:54 AM

Is that purple on the tongue? Isn't that something that a purebred would have? Midnite and Brennan both have it. I don't think I've ever seen that on a mix breed, maybe a chow mix, but I personally have only seen it with purebreds.

shepherdmom 03-29-2014 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by llombardo (Post 5289297)
Is that purple on the tongue? Isn't that something that a purebred would have? Midnite and Brennan both have it. I don't think I've ever seen that on a mix breed, maybe a chow mix, but I personally have only seen it with purebreds.

Not sure, I haven't seen him in person yet... He is in one of our foster homes. My wl boys had those black/purple marks on the tongue.

Jakesworld 03-29-2014 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by RocketDog (Post 5289281)
It looks like purebred GSD to me. Coyotes *can* be bigger, at least here, they can be up to 70lbs. But that is all dog, and looks all GSD to my uneducated eyes. I see them all the time here. In fact, they were just howling a victory kill about 20 minutes ago across the road.

Wow! And we're almost neighbors. Coyotes in my area are probably 30-55 lbs. catch them on my trail cam a lot. They like our property for some reason. Anyway, so it is possible to make a larger hybrid with those larger coyotes it appears. Still shepherdmom, IMO all I see is GSD.


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