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A year ago me and my wife got a supposed German/Australian Shephard puppy from our local Humane Society. I had always wanted a GSD and thought this would be a good combination. Well she is almost at a year old now and is an absolutely beautiful dog, thought still small for either German or Australian Shephards, only around 35 to 40lbs max. Is there a chance that she is still growing? I will try to get a good picture posted tomorrow as I dont have any available right now. One very distinctive feature on her is the tail, its in upside down mohawk/hatchet with hairs up to 6 inches long. Is this a trait of any German Shephards? Her coloring is of a GSD but the size issue just has me confused. I have considered doing a DNA test, but would like to hear your inputs first.

Also, I am looking at getting a pure bred GSD in the near future so please let me know if you have any suggestions in the central Nebraska region.
Thank you ahead of time for your replies!!!
 

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I dont know how the Humane society came up with GSD/Aussie besides one of the six in the litter looked just like a Aussie looks at that age. She is a very timid dog though, so far in the year I have had her she has run away twice at my relatives ranches, once for 5 nights when she was only 3 months. While I was looking for her I saw 3 coyotes wandering the area she took off to. Both times she has come back happy to see us!

Have any of you had experience with the new DNA tests they can do for dogs? Not sure whether I want fork over the $60-80 that it goes for.
 

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Ok heres an update, weighed her this morning at a mere 30lbs, much lighter than I even thought. Though I dont have a real good method for weighing besides a humans scale. She is 20"tall. And here are some pictures I took this morning.
 

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Yeah, I would definitely agree with the Aussie, never saw any pictures of working line Aussies that looked so similar to her. Since this is cow country I am sure there are plenty of them around! I still think about the GSD in her though because the coloring is SO much alike I just cant get over it!.

On another note, does anyone know of some GSD breeders in the central NE area that sell for less then 300? I know this is low for a GSD but I am really not a fan of spending tons of money on a dog I will never show. (Goes back to the country side of me).

Thanks again to everyone who replied, I wont be getting a DNA test for a while at least since they sound like a failure.
 
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