Dutch Shepherd or German Shepherd mix?
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.