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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Black. What is he? DDR, West German working, Czech, mixture, etc...?

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I am wondering what other enthusiasts/experts believe the lineage of this beautiful black male shepherd could be. He is a wonderful working dog, and was very easy to train-high intelligence/desire to please/drives. He has solid nerves, even temperament-aloof and wary, but since he was raised by a child he is very friendly and accepting, great balanced drives-not a huge ball fanatic, but his civil, food, and prey drives are extremely high. He also is very dominant-thinks he has to be the boss of other dogs and wont back down lol. Again, he is VERY protective, but not overly protective-controlled. He is about 28 inches at the withers and about 95-100 lbs. Please, feel free to ask me other questions about anything if that would help you make your decision. Thank you sooo much!

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could you post a pedigree link?

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Hi! thanks for your quick reply! oh Im sorry, He was adopted from a shelter when he was 5 months with no pedigree of course. The only info that we were able to get was that he was started in protection training and that the previous owners had to move because of bankruptcy-we were not able to get any other info
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"He is about 28 inches at the withers and about 95-100 lbs."

This leads me to think he's not DDR, since in general they tend to be shorter and kind of squatty.


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Thanks! Yes he is on the large size, and wow I did not know that about DDR bloodlines, thank you-I was chatting with a trainer over the weekend and he thinks czech
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other than oversized - it really is impossible to tell if he has a mix of lines - definitely working lines, does not have the DDR "look", and really - many pedigrees today are a mix of WGR/Belgian/Czech etc....Looks like a nice dog, sounds like a good tempered, stable dog....

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"He is about 28 inches at the withers and about 95-100 lbs."

This leads me to think he's not DDR, since in general they tend to be shorter and kind of squatty.
Sonar is 100% DDR and I wouldn't consider him "squatty" at all. I will have to measure him at the withers tonight, but if I were to guess I would say he is about 25-26" at 14 months old. He is substantially taller than my Sibe which is taller than his breed standard.


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very true, I agree about him definately being working, and that most today are a mixture-which is a good thing-keeps the gene pool going, thank you!
I know knowing the exact "type" he is isn't truly that important, but I would like to get an idea because I plan on buying a working shepherd soon, and he embodies what a shepherd should be-truly has a wonderful working temperament and he's beautiful lol
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Sonar is 100% DDR and I wouldn't consider him "squatty" at all. I will have to measure him at the withers tonight, but if I were to guess I would say he is about 25-26" at 14 months old. He is substantially taller than my Sibe which is taller than his breed standard.

Ok thank you, let me know whenever you have time, yes I know DDR's generally have a lotttttt of bone, but dont think they are squatty.
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Looking at his head he may be an American /import mix.
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