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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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curious about my foster dog

This is my female, presumed GSD, about 3 years old, just got spayed. I'm very curious about her structure, because she seems so much healthier in stride than many of the other GSDs I encounter at the shelter.

I read somewhere that HW disease can cause white hairs on the face and paws of black dogs. Has anyone else heard this? She has quite a few on her face and front paws, and she is HW+.

What about the curling of her tail? When she wags it, it straightens out, but she mostly holds it curled.

Her hair is also coarse. The hairs are thick, and I haven't seen any frizzy fine hairs.

Would you guess she is purebred?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 09:27 PM
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She looks like she could be purebred to me. Not well bred, but probably purebred. She's cute!

Some GSDs hold their tail crooked. My boy's tail curls a bit sometimes too.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 12:22 AM
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Something about her stance and structure makes me wonder if she has some Malinois in her. Then again, the longer I look the less I think that ... and I lean more towards purebred. She has that very intense look that I like. She's a pretty girl.
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