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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Puppy's heighth and development

I'm concerned my GSD may not be purebred and is smaller then the avg GSD his age. He will be 8 months old in 2 weeks. He is about 22" from floor to shoulder and weighs about 52lbs, not to mention his ears have never stood up ( we took care not to mess with his ears as well as give him chew toys and bones to strengthen the ear muscles). I have attached pics. I was hoping to get some opinions on this?? He is a Czech working line breed.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 10:56 PM
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This dog does not look purebred to me. But he is handsome! Only way to tell for sure is a DNA test, but if you love the dog who cares, he is YOUR dog now! Love and appreciate him for who/what he is!

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Agreed... does not look purebred, nor Czech. There are other giveaways aside from size and ears. My adult male is 22.5” and in his 50’s.

Where was this pup acquired? GSD x Rottie perhaps?

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2018, 06:14 AM
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Agreed too. Does not look purebred. Standard GSD male height is 24"-26". Do a DNA test if you know for sure and know what to expect from his growth / characteristics based on breeds.
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Well, he still has quite a bit of growing to do. His growth plates are still knuckled and such. He does not look purebred. Did you pay for a Czech line GSD? If so what is the supposed pedigree? He is a handsome boy, for sure. But no, doesn't look pure GSD.

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2018, 10:21 AM
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he reminds me of my german shepherd x rottweiler i use to have
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2018, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for ur response. I have ordered a DNA test so we will see. Shared my concerns with the breeder and he informed me there is a chance he could have ...dachschund mixed in. Apparently they were not very attentive to the mother in heat..Needless to say, I am very upset..
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Thank you for ur response. I have ordered a DNA test so we will see. Shared my concerns with the breeder and he informed me there is a chance he could have ...dachschund mixed in. Apparently they were not very attentive to the mother in heat..Needless to say, I am very upset..
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Wow. That's a little screwed up. Nonetheless, he looks happy and handsome. But if the DNA comes out and it confirms that he's not purebred, I'd look into it and probably would want some kind of financial reimbursement.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 02:38 AM
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To produce this dog it must have been a very large
dachschund!
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