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what kind of dog do people think your GSD is?

Yesterday at Petsmart a little girl was asking her mom what kind of dog is that and pointing to every dog she saw. When she pointed at Sage her mom said thats a wolfdog...

I know some of you with sables and long hairs get these a lot (one that comes to mind is someone's dog was called a hyena)

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Re: what kind of dog do people think your GSD is?

I had a typical black/tan american bred and two different people asked me if she was a collie!!! (she did not have a long coat either!)
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Bison is a sable. Most can identify his big ole' ears as a GSD, but the working line structure and the sable patern really throws them off. They assume he is a mix. Most think GSD/Rottie.

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Re: what kind of dog do people think your GSD is?

People has asked me if Abbey is part wolf. To humor them, I said yes. (The breed is part wolf, but for some reason, people think that she might've had a wolf parent or grandparent). Most people's next question was: "Does she howl?"


My husband has a wolf calendar, and one of the picture was a lone wolf... and looked exactly like Abbey!!!

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I once had a little kid ask if my shepherds were pitbulls. Yes I laughed. A couple months ago, some kid about 8 told his friend as we passed them that Morgan was a husky. I told him she's a german shepherd but he was very insistent that she's a husky.

You can't get a more traditional classic look than Morgan so I just laugh when it's little kids. Never had an adult ask me what she is, they usually just tell me she's gorgeous.

Luther, now he was often accused by adults of being a rott-n-shepherd. He had the dots and was built like a bread truck. DDRs, they look different.

Otto usually gets 'german shepherd, right?' He's a DDR too, very dark saddle back and a reverse mask, that old world look which seems to make people wonder what else he could possibly be but they can't fathom a guess and don't want to be rude. I smile and say yes, he's east german.

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At the pet store yesterday, this 30-something- girl came up to Sadie (who is a purebred sable) and tried to tell me that she was a lab and that I was lied to! I need to post pics of her, but I have never seen a lab with Sadie's colors or structures. I just walked away!

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Re: what kind of dog do people think your GSD is?

When she was younger we would get all sorts of ppl telling us about our "mix" lol SHe was a rottie shep mix, a collie shep mix, a collie, on and on. Now that shes getting older most people that tlk to us say shepherd, and sadly that seems to be because only shepherd ppl who know the dogs aren't evil will approach us, its rediculous how many people are terrified of big bad 5 mnth old Baya. Even sadder is she has even gotten friendlier towards people. Its ok though, I love my collie

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Re: what kind of dog do people think your GSD is?

I used to bring my gray sable girl to work with me at a nursing home. The residents loved having her visit, though it did take a while to convince some of them she was a GSD.

Then there was the one little old lady who for all those years would always announce "Here comes the therapy wolf!"

Have also been asked countless times if she was a hybrid. I think that's typical with sables.

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Re: what kind of dog do people think your GSD is?

A kid called Bianca a wolfdog before. More often people ask if she is a purebred Shepherd, what she's mixed with, or "Is she ALL Shepherd?"

Well what else would she be! I mean the only way she could look more like a classic GSD is if she didn't have the 'bitch stripe' down her back.


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Re: what kind of dog do people think your GSD is?

i have a West German show dog. he's blk&red. i've had a lot of people ask me if he's a Belgium Shepherd.
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