If more than one dog mates with the female, the puppies can have different fathers. However, with mixed breed litters, pups from the same father can also look very different from one another. You only get uniformity with a pure bred litter.
A lesson in genetics. Long stock coat is a recessive. Short stock coat is dominant. Both sire and dam have to carry for long coat to produce puppies that are long coat. A punnet square is used to determine what you might get from a breeding pair. This is used for each puppy produced, not the whole litter. You can determine genotype by seeing the phenotype and what is produced by the pair (sometimes, not always). There are different lengths of coat that are still considered short stock coat among the different bloodlines. So to think your puppy is not purebred just by looking at the sire, dam, and littermates is not completely accurate.
Hi everyone, with so many German Shepherd lines, I wanted to see if you guys know what line my max is , he is 5 months 1 week old 55lb, is he German showline , American show line or working line ?
Thank you in advance
I’m sorry I feel like a post dumb questions lol but this is my first GSD and my first actual dog on my own so I want to make all the best choices for her. She is 10 months old and currently weighs about 65 lbs. I have slowly been changing her to adult food, which has been a struggle lol. I...