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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Full blooded shepherd babies?

Hello! My beautiful Xena just had puppies a couple weeks ago, against all our efforts to keep her from doing so...last time she was in heat she BOOKED it out of our door when someone stopped by.

She, of course, got pregnant in literally the hour it took us to track her down. She apparently had someone in mind.

We have several Male(loose-we live in the country) German Shepherds in the area but I didn't think we'd get that lucky because there's many other types as well.

Well...every one of them sure look it, but I'm no expert. Is it too early to tell? I thought one would be a sure giveaway to the dad but all of them have the markings. Half black with brown markings, other like mama. Either way, I'd love to know. Thank you!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 03:38 PM
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Just so you are aware a litter can have more then one sire.
I hope momma and babies are all doing well, but at this age or really any age guessing about sires is just guessing. DNA testing will be your only option if you need to know but I cannot see it making much difference and you would need to test every pup. At this point they are just cute, pudgy little shepherd crosses.
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It really doesn't matter if they are purebred. There are no papers with an unknown sire wihch makes them mixed. So you have to advertise them as such. Hope you are careful in placing them, with spay/neuter contracts.




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They are already placed with family and friends, we were lucky in that, and everyone knows they are mixed. Its more curiosity as well as I'm wanting a boy shepherd, so I may keep one if they are.

I didn't know they could have two fathers, so thank you for sharing !
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If you keep a male, you should make sure you neuter him. If mom is THAT determined to have pups, the last thing you want is for her to be mating with her son!!

I think the pups are mixed. They all have wrinkles on their muzzles, which is not something you see in purebred shepherds.
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If you keep a male, you should make sure you neuter him. If mom is THAT determined to have pups, the last thing you want is for her to be mating with her son!!

I think the pups are mixed. They all have wrinkles on their muzzles, which is not something you see in purebred shepherds.
And get the mother spayed also. She should have been spayed as soon as she got out while in heat. I hope all these "great" homes the OP has lined up don't end up changing their minds, or returning after a few weeks of puppy poop/pee and keeping them up all night.

I agree they look like mixes!
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They are already placed with family and friends, we were lucky in that, and everyone knows they are mixed. Its more curiosity as well as I'm wanting a boy shepherd, so I may keep one if they are.

I didn't know they could have two fathers, so thank you for sharing !
In theory, tho unlikely, EVERY pup could have a different dad.
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Fodder, she was only loose for an hour, so I'm guessing there's only one dad. The shape of the heads and muzzles look pretty uniform.
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The coloring is all over the place, some silver, some tan, some Black and Tan, but the one thing they all have is a super short and wrinkled muzzle, and white toe nails. I would forgo wasting any money on a DNA test, they are clearly mixed. Adorable, but mixed.

How old is the momma? She looks very young in the picture you provided. She also looks pretty thin. If she got pregnant her first heat cycle, that’s sad. I would have her spayed as soon as possible.
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What do the free-roaming males in your area look like? BTW: is this picture from your female a recent one? How old are the pups now and how old is he? She looks young. Her coat doesn't look that great in the picture. Make sure she gets a really good diet. What do you feed her? The pups look nice. How many?
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