Dutch Shepherd or German Shepherd mix? - Page 2 - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 12:23 PM
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
Your dog looks exactly like mine 😮😮 exactly same color Wow

Originally Posted by Barkley2014 View Post
My husband and I adopted our dog, Barkley, several months ago from a local dog rescue. I am curious as to what breed he could be. I have done some research on this topic but wanted to know some other opinions on the matter.

So my question is: Is it more likely that he is a Dutch Shepherd or a German Shepherd? I have read in another thread on this forum that it is possible for German Shepherds to have a brindle-colored coat, although this is very rare (and the topic was disputable). I also know that Dutch Shepherds are known to have this brindle coloring but was also told that Dutch Shepherds are a rarity to find in the US. Since he came from a shelter, it is very likely that he may be mixed with another breed. So he may be a Dutch Shepherd mix, which is what I am leaning towards.

Background information: Since we adopted him from a local dog rescue, they have limited information about him. I was told that he was found as a stray in southern California, was transferred to a high kill shelter, but was then transferred to our local shelter to be adopted.

I am not looking to breed him, as he was neutered at the dog rescue. Genetics testing did cross my mind, but since I am not looking to breed him, it would just serve as a way to fulfill my curiosity. I will attach a few photos of Barkley in this thread for your review.
Your dog looks exactly like mine
Melek724 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome