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I am new to the forums I was looking for some help figuring out what mutt I have just got lol! I previously had a border collie german shep x for 15 yrs and she looked nothing like this- she was more a border collie mind/body in a german shep coat...My new gal Tank is just an absolute mystery to me but I know she has some german shep because of her mum-I will add a photo of her mum as well. 73373_10201077052073616_1732292110_n.jpg

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Tank is almost 14 weeks old 17 inches high at the shoulder and weighs about 23-24 lbs and she is a little bit underweight (shes on a pound of raw a day to fatten her up a bit). I am just really at a loss as to what she is and I am looking for ideas from other german shep owners.

I am new to puppy hood as my first dog Pepsi I found at a year old and she was WIRED...I do not know what age a puppy starts getting more hyper. But Tank is a rather cuddly dog that sleeps on my bed everynight and I may be biased but I find her quite intelligent so far bearing in mind I got her at 11 weeks... she knows her basic commands along with silent hand signals for "sit, down, stay, come, speak" but so far I do not see an overly hyper dog but I do exercise her everyday...(hoping she gets more hyper soon).

Thank you for any suggestions!
 

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So the older dog is the mother?

What a cute & interesting looking pup. I'm as baffled as you are. Maybe Bernese mountain dog in there somewhere? Really gorgeous.

About the hyper-ness ..... Careful what you wish for!


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Yep the older one is the mum- she was pregnant and chained up on a reserve until a rescue group took her in and she gave birth to a litter of 9-7 survived (cleft palates). All the pups look totally different but Tank by far was the most different looking :S Haha and I know people think im mental for hoping for a high drive/energy dog but after spending years walking/desperately chasing my feral border collie mix everything just seems to move so slow to me!
 

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The mom looks GSD x malamute mix maybe, not sure. Tank looks like there's some border collie in there. She looks pretty laid back in that picture.
 

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The mom looks GSD x malamute mix maybe, not sure. Tank looks like there's some border collie in there. She looks pretty laid back in that picture.
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This is exactly what I think, too!
 

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What a cutie!
Can you post another pic with a diff view?
I see the GSD--but perhaps also Corgi? ..Corgi's with tails are also notorious for that white tip at the end. Though I admit I'm having a hard time imagining a corgi with that mama dog lol!
The tail appears to be long and skinny with no plume, right?
I could also def see a short-haired border collie in there...
like this one:
 

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Is she on a pound of raw a day in addition to her regular food, or is that all she gets?

Because she should be more like on two pounds of raw a day if you are only feeding her the raw.
 

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What a cutie!
Can you post another pic with a diff view?
I see the GSD--but perhaps also Corgi? ..Corgi's with tails are also notorious for that white tip at the end. Though I admit I'm having a hard time imagining a corgi with that mama dog lol!
The tail appears to be long and skinny with no plume, right?
I could also def see a short-haired border collie in there...
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Thank you for the suggestions everyone! I Really appreciate it and find it interesting!

I could def see that border in her! (But a part of me REALLY wants to lolol). She has such a funny shaped head to me with these GIANT ears I think shes half bat or elephant with them. I do not think there is corgi in there as she is already SO tall and there is no plume to her tail. A lot of people say border collie or akita when they see her (two totally diff looking dogs :confused: ).

I def agree the mum is a malamute german shep mix, you can't see it in her photo but the mum is actually SO short!? Tank is probably about her height already :S I added a photo of Tank with two of her litter mates just to confuse people further.

Here is the best side photo I could get (she photographs weird) and she looks guilty because she was just chewing on one of my remaining flip flops :mad: I also added a close up of her face, she has a very distinct face mask. Thanks again!

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Is she on a pound of raw a day in addition to her regular food, or is that all she gets?

Because she should be more like on two pounds of raw a day if you are only feeding her the raw.
Hello,

No she is just on the pound of raw-she is about 23 lbs and here are the feeding guidelines that I originally tried to follow Bramblehill's Healthy Choice Products but I felt like it was WAY too little!? She looked far too skinny to me so I upped the amount I was feeding her and shes started filling out. I think I will up it a bit more during the growing phase esp but really look at those guidelines :confused:
I am new to the RAW food diet my original mutt Pepsi was on home cooked meals for years because of her liver disease, miss her terribly :(
 

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Is she on a pound of raw a day in addition to her regular food, or is that all she gets?

Because she should be more like on two pounds of raw a day if you are only feeding her the raw.
Oh gosh, that sounds like a lot! My 70 lb shep was on 1-3/4 lbs of raw per day and was getting fat, she's down to about 1-1/4 - 1-1/2 lbs a day, but maybe your dogs are more active than mine.

That's prepackaged raw though, so that could make a difference.

Anyway to the OP the weight looks good, you don't want a growing dog to be too heavy. I like to just barely see ribs.
 

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Wow those are all the same liter? I see terrier in one, beagle in another and with those ears maybe part bat as well. :D ;)

No matter what the mix what a cutie. :wub:
 

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GOSH, I've seen that face! it is very unique...
reminds me a lot of a basenji, minus the curly-q tail and 'yodeling' instead of barking..but that mask on her face reminds me so much of a basenji that a woman frequently brought into the vet office where I worked.



the one littermate definitely looks like a terrier of some sort.
who knows?! :confused: it is one very interesting looking pup. i hope we get to see pics as she gets older..may be easier to identify when she's an adult?..
 

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Looks like a GSD/Siberian Husky mix to me. Cute dog!
She looks my dog Harley (renamed later kitty for learning to meow to get fed with the cats).
Harley had a more uniform pattern placement but was White- *Gold* -Black (Hence her name-Harley Davidson).

She was a German Shepherd/Wolf Hybrid + Husky (someone's husky jumped/climbed the fence where my cousin raises wolf hybrids. It couldn't get out again for the fence angle).
All 6 in her litter ended up with white spotting or boots. Most were sable, 3 were solid. 2 were long coat.

Mom looks like Wolf hybrid or as Bridget said Shep/Husky. (Though the scowl and greying of muzzle makes me think of Chows mixes)
Her ears when I first got her at 5 months were awful; I thought they were broken (never had a shep from young age at that time)
Harley was slender, didn't curl her tail often except tip. She topped out at 70# which was lightweight compared to her dam.
 

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If mum was short.. on second thought the peltyness might be from chow
Here are some typical chowsheps that are just not red chows with beauty marks. Chows have shorter muzzles




A husky-shep pup


A triple mix
 
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