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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Sirius Black: 2 - 3 Yr Old Rescue

I rescued this magnificent animal from the local pound. I've had big dogs all my life but this is the first GSD. He's just WONDERFUL!

I've had a Breeder tell me (based on pictures) he's a long-haired, solid black, GSD. I've had strangers stop me on the street and insist he's a Belgian Shepherd or a Bohemian Shepherd.

He weighs 80 pounds and is a gentle giant. Looks like he'd never been out of the back yard, never been on a leash, had been taught no commands except "come", and hadn't been in a car with any degree of frequency. YET, it only took a few weeks for him to achieve mastery of ALL those things!

I hope there's enough info contained in these pictures. The picture of him naturally stacked was taken at the pound prior to his receiving grooming, etc.

Also, based on this limited information, would you guess he's PB or a mix?
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 08:19 PM
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Sirius Black, OMG, you are one georgeous dude! I too, am a Harry Potter fan! Enjoy

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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 08:37 PM
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He looks purebred to me!

I don't know how someone could dump such a beautiful dog. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 08:51 PM
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Hi, congrats on your rescue!

We also adopted a solid black long coated GSD, though we got him directly from the previous owner and also got his papers. He looks a lot like your boy. We also get asked a lot of he is a Belgian and I totally understand when you say strangers "insist"... One guy even basically said I was an idiot for thinking my dog was a GSD, lol! Beyond the vague similarities of pointy eared dog with a long black coat, I do not think my guy (nor yours) looks much like any of the Gronendaels that I've seen. But some people just know it all :P

Anyways, regardless of what he really is, he's gorgeous and sounds like a great boy. The both of you sure lucked out in finding each other!

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My breeder has a dog that looks literally exactly like him so I'm 97% sure he is purebred. My next dog will for sure be a black coatie
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 09:34 PM
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You made my holiday weekend!!! What a BEAUTIFUL dog! And thank you so much for giving him a home and family to call his own. He's one of the lucky ones...and you too!!! Enjoy!!!

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He looks pure GSD to me, the Belgians have a very distinct profile, and are thinner built- I don't see that with him.

Love the name.

I have a Sirius, too, a long-coat malinois (tervuren). Nobody knows what breed he is, but those that think they do insist GSD, so it goes both ways!
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I think he is a beautiful boy! Much happiness to you both!
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Beautiful dog! And i love the name.
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-25-2015, 02:58 AM
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He looks purebred to me! I have a long coat GSD as well and he gets called a Belgian by the general public a lot, just because a shepherd has a coat does not make it a Belgian. Belgians also have almost collie like faces. He is extremely handsome!

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