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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Is She Pure???

Hi, my GSD mackenzie is the offspring of a pure white GSD ''Ringo" and a normal sable GSD "molly", both dogs have pedigrees or so I was told. Mackenzie turned out to be a sable GSD but is unlike any German shephard that I have ever seen. She was born with a dark face and face markings but that soon turned into just sable and she has almost no facial markings except around the eyes. The rest of her is a typical german shephard except for the very tip of her tail which ended up with a tiny white tip. She has the body characteristics of a GSD and is about 60 pounds at nine months which is the size of her mother. I was just wondering if this kind of thing is normal or if I should get her DNA tested for something that got mixed in there
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Do you have any other pictures of your baby??
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Im no expert, but something about her just doesn't look right (for a GSD that is) However her looks may mature as she ages. Also my GSD has unique markings. I wouldn't waste money getting the DNA testing done because at the end of the day she's your dog and you will love her regardless.

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I'm not sure, but whether or not she is a purebred GSD...she is a very pretty girl! Cute face!
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yea i love her regardless and she is literally the smartest dog ive ever met thank ya'll. I dont think that i would buy a dna test because i dont plan on breeding her for anyone. I honestly thought that maybe it was because her dad was all white and maybe that was why she is lighter sable than usual
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She definitely looks mixed to me.
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White is a masking gene, it essentially "covers" the regular markings of the shepherd. It does NOT make the resulting offspring lighter.
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hmm..thats good to know about the white gene, ive always suspected that she is mixed but it doesnt really matter to me she is the best puppy
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 11:56 PM
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Hard to say, her eyes and face kinda look huskyish to me, either way she is a cute puppy!

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