Help deciphering a pedigree
As some of you know I am the very proud owner of an 8 month old all-black GSD puppy named Nyx. My understanding from the breeder (admittedly a BYB), was that she is descended from an AKC registered Sire, who is a combination of American and WGW lines, and an inner Mongolian imported Dam who is not yet registered with AKC. I'm told they are working on the Dam's AKC registration, but who knows...
At any rate, I found and joined this forum after Nyx was already 5 months old, and it's been a real eye opener relating to the importance of lineage on drives and temperament -- as well as the fact that all-black GSDs are not unheard of (I had never seen one before!)😊
Curiosity after the fact got a hold of me, so yesterday I purchased a 5-generation pedigree on the Sire...but I don't really understand what I'm seeing there. The first shocker for me was seeing so many white GSDs in his background! I'm assuming they did that primarily for size, but what do I know?! The good news is that there is indeed a lot of German ancestry also present...
But I was wondering if some of the more experienced members here, or breeders, could take a look and tell me what you see/think. Are any of you familiar with any of the dog's listed? The file is too large to upload here, but PM me and I can email it to you, or if there's a better way please let me know.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain