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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just out of curiosity

This is Hope, a 3-4yr old rescue, female, about 75lbs.

Supposedly seized from someone breeding her who let her starve, and get bad hematomas in both ears along with mange.

Any guesses where her genetics might originate from you experts out there?

Her ears are ruined, all crumpled scar tissue. She seems pretty long bodied and leggy to me, big feet, shorter coat than most GSD's I'm used to.





She's well tempered, friendly, not easily spooked, anything that startles her goes she straight at, like my mower and weedeater that she wants to kill, lots of drive, well I call it OCD, once she decides she wants to do something it's almost impossible to get her mind off it. Definitely no couch potato.

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I'm no expert, but Id say she looks like american lines to me. I'm not sure on the differences between american show and working; I'm more familiar with german lines there.
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What a nice looking girl. With all she's been through, she's stunning. I'm still learning about lines myself, so no help to you there. I'm trying to figure out the same with my boy Shadow.

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With the shorter coat, and high drive she may be american working lines. I didn't catch that when I looked at your post before. The longer stock coat is preferred in the show ring and the shorter stock coat common among working lines.
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Another pic, she's got quite a bit of silverish course guard hairs I guess they are on upper back and shoulders.



I need to get a better camera..
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Another pic, she's got quite a bit of silverish course guard hairs I guess they are on upper back and shoulders.
Thats common in all GSDs. When the tan hairs extend across the back its called a bitch stripe.
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She's basically got a stripe from her ears all the way down the center of her back.

BTW feel free to critique her build as well.
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With the shorter coat, and high drive she may be american working lines. I didn't catch that when I looked at your post before. The longer stock coat is preferred in the show ring and the shorter stock coat common among working lines.
What are American Working Lines?
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What are American Working Lines?
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Seriously, what are American Working Lines? I have heard the term before, but no one has explained to me what they are. Can you name some specific kennels?
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