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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Mixed?

I've been reading this forum ever since I adopted my German Shepherd about a year ago. He's my first experience with a Shepherd and when I got him I was told he was a purebred. But as he's been getting older I'm now thinking that he may be mixed. (Not that it matters because he's a great dog!). I attached a few pictures and I'm just looking for some people's opinions. I attached a picture of him at 3 mos old when we got him and one of him sleeping a few months ago.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 09:05 PM
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He's definitely mixed but handsome anyway
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Welcome, and he is a very handsome boy pure breed or not!

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 09:28 PM
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He looks mixed to me as well but still a very goodlooking guy. Looks happy too.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 09:35 PM
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Can you post better pictures

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The first picture almost looks like a Malinois mix but the second doesn't. He's a really cool looking dog!
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I personally don't see any Malinois in him.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 10:33 PM
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With a darker saddle and a little longer coat he could totally fool me as being purebred. I think the close coat and coloring, along with the general GSD appearance does make him look a bit malinois'ish. haha
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With a darker saddle and a little longer coat he could totally fool me as being purebred. I think the close coat and coloring, along with the general GSD appearance does make him look a bit malinois'ish. haha
^^^ this is why it's so difficult to find Malinois in all breed rescues or shelters. Every short coated tan dog with pointy ears and a black mask is dubbed a mal, or mal mix, even if there isn't a hint of malinois in the dog...I can't tell you how many shepherd/pit/retriever type mixes I see labeled as mals. Doesn't make them any less of a dog, but they aren't mals all the same.
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The coloring, coat and body shape are not malinois. I see some hound mixed with gsd but who knows?

Most of the time it's impossible to really know what your dog is mixed with--it's just a guessing game.

I do know that that your dog is really cute!

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