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I recently met a puppy who is roughly five months old that was rescued from a kill shelter. She has a lot of black on her back and dark tan markings. Her face looks like a purebred and she has the bark of one. The only thing is that she has traces of white, almost like little spots, on one of her paws and just a little bit of white on her chest. My question is this- is it still possible that she is a purebred or is she likely a mix? (Not that it really matters, but I was just curious.) She is blind and probably got dumped at the shelter because of that.


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Our Kenya has a little white on her chest, and she's ALL GSD.
 

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Purebred GSDs can have small white markings on the chest and feet. It's not the norm in the sense that more GSDs don't have these things than do, but it's not rare. So yes, she could definitely be a purebred.
 

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Rocky has a white patch on his chest and he also has lighter colors between his toes and on his legs.
 

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What Chris said, it's not commonplace, but not rare either. Every dog I've had has had a bit of white on the chest or paws except for a german workingline. There's a specific term for it, but it's slipped my mind at the moment.
 

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oh boy, my imported blk&red Shep has white on his chest and a white spot on one off his toes. i've been telling myself it's tan or light black, LoL. i paid for a German working/show dog. i do have a German working show dog don't i???
Originally Posted By: GSDOwner2008What Chris said, it's not commonplace, but not rare either. Every dog I've had has had a bit of white on the chest or paws except for a german workingline. There's a specific term for it, but it's slipped my mind at the moment.
 

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doggiedad, I'd have to see a picture to determine what line your dog is, or a pedigree. Is he a bi color? Saddle? Blanket? I recently posted pics of my boys in the pictures section. I would say my Apollo is a Black and red saddle. I know he is a west german showline with Ursus von Batu in his pedigree among many others of that line.
 

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Originally Posted By: GunnersMomsOur Kenya has a little white on her chest, and she's ALL GSD.
Hey mine too! My Kenya has a white patch on her chest and a black spot on her tongue, she's a pure (working lines) as they come!
 

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I'll have a friend of mine post pictures, so that I can get your opinions on whether or not this pup is purebred. Thanks for your help thus far!
 

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Urus von Batu is my boy's great-grandmother. i've been told it's very good to have her in your pedigree. (brags).
Originally Posted By: GSDOwner2008doggiedad, I'd have to see a picture to determine what line your dog is, or a pedigree. Is he a bi color? Saddle? Blanket? I recently posted pics of my boys in the pictures section. I would say my Apollo is a Black and red saddle. I know he is a west german showline with Ursus von Batu in his pedigree among many others of that line.
 

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our Sheps with the white spots and black spots on the tongue are the purest of the pure. all of the rest of them Sheps wish they had a spot or two.
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Originally Posted By: GunnersMomsOur Kenya has a little white on her chest, and she's ALL GSD.
Hey mine too! My Kenya has a white patch on her chest and a black spot on her tongue, she's a pure (working lines) as they come!
 

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I believe the spots are a result of the Irish white spotting gene. My female has a 1/2 dollar size white spot on her chest and a black spot on her tongue, she is definitely a purebred GSD.

She is the smaller, darker dog in my avatar.
 

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Maybe they ARE related!! Funny first time we saw you in Petsmart with Yana over a year ago my hubby commented that Yana and Kayos could be identical twins. Yana's eyes are a little lighter than Kay's tho.
 

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We should compare their pedigrees
Yana's eyes are lighter and rounder, and Kayos has those cute white whiskers
 

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Ursus Von Batu and Live Vom Felsenwehr had Jaguar Von Der Mausespitz and somewhere down there they had my boy. i can send you the pedigree. pm. me. what do you mean you couldn't find any Urusus von Batu in the pedigree???
Originally Posted By: GSDOwner2008doggiedad, I would brag right along with you, but Ursus von Batu is my boy's great grandfather... http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/6186.html

I couldn't find any results for Urus von Batu in the pedigree database.
 

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Originally Posted By: doggiedadwhat do you mean you couldn't find any Urusus von Batu in the pedigree???
Originally Posted By: GSDOwner2008doggiedad, I would brag right along with you, but Ursus von Batu is my boy's great grandfather... http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/6186.html

I couldn't find any results for Urus von Batu in the pedigree database.
Because they were looking up URUS v Batu, a female, not Ursus v Batu, a very well known male, based on your statement of:

Originally Posted By: doggiedad<span style="color: #FF0000">Urus</span> von Batu is my boy's great-grand<span style="color: #FF0000">mother</span>.
 

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Ursus is a stud, not a dam. He could be a grandfather, but he's surely not a grandmother.
 
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