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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Okay let's get this figured out.

One question that keeps popping up is, what is Lobo mixed with?

He acts like a GSD, head shaped like a GSD, ears bend like a GSD's ears, moves and trots like one. Most people think he has Lab and they might be right, his body somewhat resembles that of a Field Lab.
But with the exception of his friendly demeanor and his black coat he's not Lab like at all.

Other times I think he might have some Border Collie, Aussie or Doberman.

Time and time this forum has proven me wrong so I'll let y'all tell me on this one.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 08:04 PM
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handsome Lobo looks all or nearly all gsd to me. If mixed, I do agree with you on the border collie. My neighbor has a lovely husky/border collie mix and the head looks a lot like your Lobo's.


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It all depends on how the genes assort themselves in the sperm and egg. Two pups from a mixed breed litter can look like entirely different breeds, with one taking after the father, and the other the mother.

I have seen dogs you would have SWORN were purebred GSDs that were actually mixes. This dog, for instance, looks like a black and silver GSD. I don't remember what the other parent was, but it was NOT something you would ever guess from looking at him!
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It's near impossible to look at a dog and guess with any real accuracy what breeds are in it. You can guess and have fun doing it, but as Sunsilver said, it depends on the genes. The only way to know with any certainty is to do a DNA test. And even then it can be a little off, but it's the closest you'll be able to get to know what he's mixed with. There are a number of dogs that are mixed and you'd never guess by their phenotype what they are, it can be quite surprising to to be told the breeds in them.
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Yup, I'm with everyone else. My mutt appears to be half Sheltie, half terrier. His sister was half Sheltie, half Rottie... so dogs are just one of those things where you're just not sure unless you've seen the parents - and even then things happen. Plus a lot of people look at a black GSD and don't even know what they are, so I wouldn't even boggle your mind trying to figure it out based on other people's opinions.

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Looks like an Aussie or Sheltie in the wood pile. Do the ear tips always bend like that?
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I see Lab in the short, thick tail.
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Yes I think you are right about the tail. Also, an aussie or sheltie would likely give some white feet and markings.
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Looks like an Aussie or Sheltie in the wood pile. Do the ear tips always bend like that?
I could see maybe some Aussie but I can't see any Sheltie. His ear tips bend to the side, I do seriously doubt that Lobo is one of those multi mix breeds though, could be possible, but I doubt it.

Here's him in motion and before anyone judges me for letting jump on a tree like that I don't normally let him do that. Just felt like letting him jump on that tree that one time lol.

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That is because he is looking up at the squirrel. I think there is Lab in the woodpile like brightspot says>His color and his tail.Aussie would give white marks or at least white feet. It is a good cross I think. Both breeds have many good qualities.
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