Like I said, the dog doesn't come with papers no one knows its parents. Funny thing is my vet described my late purebred black GSD as a GSD mix! Some people who should know better forget GSDs come in all color variations. That's why I disagreed and thought its a GSD mix because of the lack of papers. As a GSD mix, its a fine dog for OP and lots of people have one like him they picked up from the local pound/rescue shelter.Dot, how very interesting.....I am around blue heelers all the time, and they never resemble a gsd, but the link you provided, low and behold, yup, looks similar to this guy. Good eye Dot, I can buy into the gsd/blue heeler mix.
Well yes, there's no papers so we're all speculating... Isn't that the point of this thread? And I don't think anyone said it wasn't at least part gsd, so I'm not sure who you're disagreeing withLike I said, the dog doesn't come with papers no one knows its parents...That's why I disagreed and thought its a GSD mix because of the lack of papers. As a GSD mix, its a fine dog for OP and lots of people have one like him they picked up from the local pound/rescue shelter.
I know the shelter is going to call it a mix, and that pb gsds show up in shelters. Not sure what I said that indicated otherwise.We're all speculating.
Whether its a purebred or a mix, a dog from a shelter/rescue group is going to be called a mix. That way no one can be accused of stating something that isn't known to a certainty.
And purebred GSDs wind up in shelters and rescue groups.
My view? As I said earlier, its a bicolor GSD. Let people call it a mix. I don't see anything else mixed in the dog. If there was anything else in it, it would be apparent.I know the shelter is going to call it a mix, and that pb gsds show up in shelters. Not sure what I said that indicated otherwise.
My confusion stems from you seemingly implying that since we can't be sure what the parents were, then we shouldn't speculate about this dog... But then you talk about "disagreeing and saying it was a gsd mix"....but who are you disagreeing with? Everyone thinks it's a gsd mix, the question is what else is in there...
I feel like I've missed something...
Black nose, black head and back, tan lower legs.Norman the majority of this dogs face is tan as well as tan (albeit brindle) traveling all the way up his hip - what about this looks like a bi color to you?! even blanket back is a stretch.