Question in mix breeds - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By Kazel
  • 1 Post By Femfa
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 9
Question in mix breeds

I wasn’t sure where to post this. My puppy has colors of a pure bred, we are waiting on the DNA. I sssume it’s possible he can have the exact colors of GSD and still be mixed with something else correct? The only thing that throws me off is his face.

We had a Pit German Shepherd mix and he had a mixture of colors as a puppy and didn’t really even look GS until he was older.
Lewish2012 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 02:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Kazel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Northwest United States
Posts: 477
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lewish2012 View Post
I wasnít sure where to post this. My puppy has colors of a pure bred, we are waiting on the DNA. I sssume itís possible he can have the exact colors of GSD and still be mixed with something else correct? The only thing that throws me off is his face.

We had a Pit German Shepherd mix and he had a mixture of colors as a puppy and didnít really even look GS until he was older.
Without a doubt. You can have a huge variety in how mixes look even within a single litter. I've seen dogs that come from different litters that look more like siblings than their own siblings. Dog genetics can really vary and can do odd things when you get into mixing breeds. (For example a lot of the lab/GSD mixes I've seen have white paws/bellies.) If you post pictures people may be able to chime in with what they think but some pups it can be hard to tell until they're full grown. Personally I've seen some very poorly bred GSDs that look more like mixes than some mixed breeds I've seen.

A lot of husky/gsd mixes I've seen have the GSD coloring but some body shape like huskies or more common the blue eyes of the husky parent.
Femfa likes this.
Kazel is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 03:25 PM
Master Member
 
Femfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 800
Itís definitely possible yup. My family dog is a Sheltie mix. His female littermate was undeniably a Rottie mix, but they had different sires for sure. Our GSD/Husky that we had growing up looked identical to a purebred GSD, but we knew he was a Husky cross. He just looked like a very small male in comparison because of the Husky in him.

And then thereís me now, with my purebred GSD that everyone is convinced is a Malinois .
Hellish likes this.

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kona
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2017/03/19
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Ryka" Joule von Wendelin
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Femfa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would You Allow ALL DOG BREEDS? Gharrissc Take a Poll 36 12-28-2013 04:12 PM
breeds gsds clash with? pets4life General Behavior 19 08-16-2012 10:03 PM
Differences in fostering GSD's vs other breeds Rerun Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 0 04-23-2010 08:14 PM
Heartgard Question (Non GSD) Melina Health Issues 9 03-27-2010 07:13 PM
Mia started basic obedience yesterday...question GSDOWNED Training Theory & Methods 3 03-18-2010 10:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome