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I almost never take pics during walks but I finally had the chance to snap a few with my crappy camera. Max is 1 year and 75 lb, not sure what breed he is. I was pleased to finally get some pics of his side profile and build. He comes from a household where he had low but sufficient (i guess) exercise, excited to see how he does with a better exercise regime! (He loves walks, that's for sure).
 

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@CactusWren I've looked up Kangals and they are certainly gorgeous and HUGE!!! He does have the markings like one, but (for now) not the size. I don't think im ready for that much dog!
 

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I think the longer, narrower snout is the most un-anatolian thing about this dog. Gonna do that DNA? I'm curious!

Could be a dash of some sight hound too?
 

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If he has been neutered at an early age, he height is probably taller than normal which can be confusing regarding the mix. He could easily and simply be a Lab X GSD is that way.
 

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I plan to do a DNA test, but funds need to go to Responsible Owner Things for max right now 😉

And wolfydog yeah that's what the original owners thought as well. Postulating breed mixes is more addicting than one would think, I'm finding...all the possibilities~!
 

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Bets still on Anatolian in there. His body is longer and sleeker, made for running and quick maneuvering with long legs.

Kangals are a lot more solid boned and bulky. They are built more block-like similar to Storm's breed. Very wide mastiff/molosser type head.

If you want real controversy and within breed bickering step into that world. It's not the dogs who are the most protective and snarky, lol.
 

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Very handsome dog but way too small at that age to be mixed with Anatolian. I really have no guess as to breed at the moment but as Wolfydog said, a lot can be contingent on whether he is intact or not and at what age if he was neutered. IMO, I would be looking at GSDs as the larger breed in the mix and would surmise the unknown part is of a smaller breed.
 

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He likely was neutered young, given that he was adopted originally around four months. He's a tall boy, though. 26 in long and 26 in tall. My parents now have a female anatolian shepherd and he's taller than her....she's definitely got more bulk on her than him (and a lot of fur too lol).
 
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