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Old 03-29-2014, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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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I see absolutely no coyote in that dog whatsoever.
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I don't see anything other than a sable shepherd great looking dog for sure!


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Pure GSD. Coyote would change the face dramatically.
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I see absolutely no coyote in that dog whatsoever.
I didn't either. Pure Shepherd or Shepherd mix? Any guesses?
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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