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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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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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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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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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