Jenny, I didn't know that about Rumor. That's quite a surprise!
Selzer, I fully understand and share your frustration. Just this week, someone advertised on our community message board, hoping to find a bitch to breed their mastiff mix to before they have him neutered! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif[/IMG]
As for crossing the different bloodlines, back when I bought Star, it was because I was hoping the GSD could maybe still become one breed again, and here was a puppy which had some of the best of both ASL and GSL blood, plus a nice, non-roached topline, super bone and a nice temperament.
I soon realized there was no way she would make it in either the German or the American show ring. The differences were just too great. Plus, anyone whose dogs were doing well in the ASL ring had a pro handler to show them, which meant spending big bucks on showing.
I still had some hope of getting some puppies from her that could be shown, but the results of her OFA exam squashed that dream, too. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/Germanshepherds_2016/smilies/tango_face_sad.png[/IMG]
Edit: here is the dog Rumor was bred to, an ASL/GSL cross. So, sometimes it can work. http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/germ...-rain-v-kenlyn