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There is a Dog in Bainbridge that Looks Just like a GSD but it is a Brindle Color.
My question is do GSD even still come in Brindle?
Here are photo's of this guy.
let me know what ya'll think...
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Wow! Awesome! I don't know about brindle GSDs. My BF said he saw one one time & would love to have one. Very pretty!
 

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Dont know, they have him Listed as a Shep X Just wanted to see what you guy's thought about him. If he was a GSD in fact or a Mix.
 

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I read somewhere, but unfortunately don't recall where, that brindle used to be an acceptable color in German Shepherd dogs early on in the breed, but that it is no longer found.

It is really hard to tell from these photos since we can't see the dog's body structure, but I think it's a mix. In the second picture, the ear shape and the wide short muzzle make me think mix. I don't think Dutch Shepherd, either. The muzzle doesn't look right, IMHO.

I would love to see a picture from the side.
 

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I will be going to the shelter tomorrow to meet this boy, will get a side shot of him then.
 

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He's a very pretty boy, regardless of what he is.


Just before we got Abby, there was another dog I'd seen online just looking at different shelters and dog ads, that almost looked like this boy but with a longer muzzle - probably a GSD / Malinois mix in his case. I really like the brindle coloring and would love to see it in GSDs.
 

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I say Dutch shepherd or dutch shepherd mix. They can look pretty much like a brindle GSD with a straight back. These is a SAR Dutch shepherd I handled once in France.





More than the muzzle, wat doesn't look right to me in the dog are the low implanted ears.
 

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Really hard to say. I see no Belgian in there at all. Perhaps a Dutchie mix or a pit mix with GSD. But no Mal or other Belgian.
 

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Too stocky and solid looking with too much fur (even from just headshots) to be a Dutch shep... maybe a cross! PRETTY fella he is!
 

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GSDs used to come in brindle. While I suppose it's *possible* that brindle GSDs still exist in some far off corner of the world, the color has been considered extinct in the breed for several decades. Genetically it was dominant, even over sable. So if brindle genes did still exist in the breed, we'd see them.

I'd suspect the dog pictured is a mix. GSD/Dutchie mix would be quite likely given the coloring and overall structure of the dog.
 

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Originally Posted By: LicanAntaiI say Dutch shepherd or dutch shepherd mix. They can look pretty much like a brindle GSD with a straight back. These is a SAR Dutch shepherd I handled once in France.





More than the muzzle, wat doesn't look right to me in the dog are the low implanted ears.
OT and it could be the angles but this guy looks like it has some Great Dane mixed in. He looks HUGE. Gorgeous!
 

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It's a PB, he was more tall than huge, probably even not taller than a GSD, but the long legs and the lack of sloped back makes a difference.
 

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Some dutch shepherd breeders breed GSDs in to improve bone and some working line GSD breeders breed dutchies in to improve working ability...they dont talk about it...but it happens....we have a GSD in our club with some dutchie way back and a dutchie in our club that looks like he had a GSD grandparent....its kind of one of those things that happens. Most breeders from what I can tell are careful enough about it that you dont hear about it.

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Originally Posted By: LicanAntaiIt's a PB, he was more tall than huge, probably even not taller than a GSD, but the long legs and the lack of sloped back makes a difference.
I am quite familiar with the square GSD's as that is what I own. The head and long legs looked Dane to me (Dad has his second Great Dane now).
 

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I went and Looked at the Dog in question and it is a Mix, could not tell from the photo's but in person you can tell he is a Mix.
He is short and Blocky.
 
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