You're certainly not the only one, but the point of a purebred dog is to keep their lines pure. Now that the breed is established, there's no opportunity to breed a mal and a GSD and register it as anything other than a PAL (just a mutt). Many mixes are bred for work, though.Thanks! Another question would be, am I the only one who thinks that modern day breeders could cross some Malinois into their lines? I find Malinois to have a structure very similar to that of the first GSDs.
I did not know that you got that much snow in Texas!!!!I thought that we would look into how working lines have changed, not just show lines. I used a pic of my moms dog so I apologize that it's not a very good one. Anywho, here the pics are:
There is a huge resemblance!I did not know that you got that much snow in Texas!!!!
I have a dog who looks like ooooold GSDs that I have posted before next to the pic you posted but I can't find the thread. She's not a PB GSD. I think their form and structure are such that they were sturdier looking dogs in these historical photos. Found it - old thread (please no one restart it!) http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/choosing-breeder/105431-help-breeder.html#post1427391