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Milo's updated pics. Full blooded or not?

Ok guys I don't know if you remember my boy Milo, the one with the unusual mask that had a lot of people guessing if he had husky in him, his father being half husky etc... Anyway I talked to the owner of Milo's parents and he said that Lobo (the father) is full blooded German shepherd, Lobo's dad was an all white shepherd and the mother was a registered cream and black reverse mask. So lobo came out with poor pigmentation, he showed me an old pic from Lobo's mom and she looks like the dog from the littlest hobo. So... That explains why Milo and his brothers mask.
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here he is just now at 8 weeks
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in here you can compare his mask to that of champions from the 50s with that kind of mask
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Hmm interesting mine kind of has similar markings (but longhair). The mom was full gsd but the dad looked full as well, but if not. I was never sure.
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Such a cute puppy and tired to best time to take a picture ! Great sweater!!! He looks purebred the mom sure is. My grandma had a German shepherd mix growing up I now think she was now possibly purebred she did not have the black saddle but all tan with scattered black few hairs. Shepherds do come in many colors and patterns.
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What a cutie! I am seeing a Husky/GSD type mix, while those markings did exist in the past it is very hard to find them nowadays. And beyond color your pup's skull shape,ears, and expression remind me of a Husky type from that picture. Do you have any better ones?

And you can never really say if a dog is pure without actually knowing their history. Their are purebred dogs who look like they're mixes, and mixes who look pure. Genetics are just so complex, and mixing can be generations back. Just love your pup! That's the most important thing, they don't care what they are. I'd just say "German Shepherd mix" and call it good. But just as an example this dog is 1/4th Corgi, she was part of a breeding program to introduce naturally bobbed tails to Boxers. You'd never think there was Corgi in this dog if you saw it walk down the road! (And the Corgi came from her dam, so no "maybe another male got in there")

And to show further how genetics vary, this is her littermate.
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What a cutie! I am seeing a Husky/GSD type mix, while those markings did exist in the past it is very hard to find them nowadays. And beyond color your pup's skull shape,ears, and expression remind me of a Husky type from that picture. Do you have any better ones?

And you can never really say if a dog is pure without actually knowing their history. Their are purebred dogs who look like they're mixes, and mixes who look pure. Genetics are just so complex, and mixing can be generations back. Just love your pup! That's the most important thing, they don't care what they are. I'd just say "German Shepherd mix" and call it good. But just as an example this dog is 1/4th Corgi, she was part of a breeding program to introduce naturally bobbed tails to Boxers. You'd never think there was Corgi in this dog if you saw it walk down the road! (And the Corgi came from her dam, so no "maybe another male got in there")

And to show further how genetics vary, this is her littermate.
I don't know... Notice the round muzzle and square heads of these 8 weeks huskies
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OP, this is the second thread you've started on this topic in which you argue with every differing opinion you receive. I'm not sure I understand the point?

If you wanted to be sure you had a purebred, you should have bought a registered dog from registered parents. You didn't do that, so yeah, you run the risk of it not being a purebred. Your puppy may be a purebred, but it is rather unusual looking. You'll likely never really know.

But honestly, who cares? He's your dog - love him for what he is and stop being so hung up on what else he may or may not be.
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OP, this is the second thread you've started on this topic in which you argue with every differing opinion you receive. I'm not sure I understand the point?

If you wanted to be sure you had a purebred, you should have bought a registered dog from registered parents. You didn't do that, so yeah, you run the risk of it not being a purebred. Your puppy may be a purebred, but it is rather unusual looking. You'll likely never really know.

But honestly, who cares? He's your dog - love him for what he is and stop being so hung up on what else he may or may not be.
You are right who cares what he is, he doesn't. It was not my intention to make it look like I'm arguing with everyone who has different opinions, but rather a debate to exchange opinions and expose one's point of view. Thanks for the input.
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I don't know... Notice the round muzzle and square heads of these 8 weeks huskies
Not all Huskies look like that. Alaskan Huskies for example can vary a tooon as they are bred for work, not looks. Huskies have suffered like some other breeds from popularity and this causes a lot of variance in appearance due to Joe Schmoe breeding them willy nilly, etc. And a mix can show some features of their heritage and not all. Here's another Husky


And not saying it necessarily must be Husky, but from the pics supplied your pup does not look pure GSD to me. Your pup will change a lot as he grows however. Puppies go through a lot of odd stages, he will show more true to himself when he is older.
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