What breed is this dog?

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  1. Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what breed this is

    My partner thinks it is a German Shepherd crossed with a Rottie

    I would really appreciate any advice people can offer

    Thanks
     
  2. Welsh Doberman

    Welsh Doberman I may bite... grrr!

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    Hi Peeps,

    He still looks like a young dog so he could be a German Shepherd, unless you know for sure that it's a cross-breed. Otherwise i'd agree with your partner it looks small for a German Shepherd and a little "Stocky" also the markings on the chest seem to be similar to a Rottweiler or it also could be a cross with a breed called Beauceron.
     
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    When I rescued her they told me she was five months but according to her vaccination card she is more like 7/8 months

    Judging by her paws she is going to be huge!

    Also, neither of us have seen a GSD with that shade of tan. She has very loaded shoulders, far more loaded than my partners previous GSDs', and also the width across her hind quarters and the set of her tail. It has a very distinctive hook, all indicative of some sort of crossbreeding with a rottweiler type dog

    Also there is a tendancy to stand four square all the time which tends to show not a pure bred GSD

    She also has the distinctive rottie tan eyebrows!
     
  4. Welsh Doberman

    Welsh Doberman I may bite... grrr!

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    She does have the markings of a rottweiler and now that you have mentioned it she does have large paws... but she also has the face of a GSD and she doesn't have a saddle markings on the back she's all black. It's quite hard to put my finger on exactly what crosses she is. Did the Rescue Centre have any sort of idea or the Vets when her details had to be entered on the Vaccination Card.

    I'd say that there is a Rottweiler/GSD mix in her and possibly a Beauceron (same markings as Rottie and Doberman) but she does have alot of brown around her legs and paws... :confused:
     
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    chazhound Alpha Dog Staff Member

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    I's a German Doberottie :)

    Chazhound
     
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    On the vaccination certificate it just says crossbreed

    Her previous owners said she was a GSD crossed with an alsation :rolleyes:

    So we thought she was a purebred GSD and that the previous owners had got her breeding wrong, until we saw her and knew straight away that she wasn't like any GSD we had seen before.

    Someone said that she looks just like a GSD they had once owned but someone else showed me a photo of their GSD Rottie and Fizz looks exactly the same, right down to the tan eybrows!
     
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    I've seen GSDs with those colors, so I wouldn't discredit the GSD on that score. She does look predominantly German Shepherd. I'm not certain what the technical differences, if any, are between a GSD and an Alsatian, but they are essentially very, very similar. The eyebrows are also seen on German Shepherds, and that nose is pure Shepherd. You may very well have a pure-bred German Shepherd. The photo doesn't show the whole tail, so we can't see what you were referring to by the hook.

    One thing you've got to take into consideration when comparing her to your partner's previous GSDs is that there is a wide variance in GSDs, and as far as her stance, well, pups often tend to square up like that instead of assuming the typical sweeping stance of the adult dog.

    I can't help but think that if there was much - or any Rottie - in the mix her ears wouldn't be standing up so well either.

    She's lovely and has all the makings of a gorgeous dog. And what a face!
     
  8. southern_girl09

    southern_girl09 GSP/Lab Mix!

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    Looks like a full blooded GSD to me..
     
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    Yes it does to me too. Brady has a friend who is a GSD mix and though his ears stand up, especially when called to attention, his don't stand as nearly as well as that. I would love to see a full bodied pic including the tail though.
     
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    Here you can see her from the side including the hook in her tail

    Please excuse the mess, she had just created havoc!
     
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    HA! You call THAT a mess? ROFL! I'll see your mess and raise you a double-dog disaster. :D

    It will be interesting to see what she looks like when she's a year old or so. Really, right now, she just looks like a German Shepherd! Truthfully, she reminds me a lot of my little Bimmer! When he waves his tail it curves like that sometimes.

    Does she carry her tail that way at rest, or just to show some active emotion?
     
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    sure looks shepherd to me. Has almost the same coloring as my dog. Shepherd coloring does vary...I've seen them completely tan, or completely black. He's a cutie for sure!!! :D
     
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    LOL Chaz, that would cover it! As long as its not called a German Doberdoodle?
     
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    WOW, now that I see the full pic. He's gorgeous! and I believe full GSD. Will love to see pics of him later as he grows.
     
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    What a cutie! Alsation, Shaferhund and GSD are all one in the same.
     
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    to me she defiantly looks like a GSD color doesent matter in this breed it varies. She could be a mix of some sort but i would say primarley GSD.
     
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    I have a BC/GSD mix (mostly BC). Some GSDs will have a lighter tan coloring while others will have a darker.
     
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    Wow, I think my heart almost stopped when I saw that first pic. She looks almost exactly like my Trevor, only younger of course. The length of the coat, the eyebrows, even the ear flop ...almost identical. If only I had a good pic of his face to show you.

    Trevor was a German Shep/Rottie X, so that's what I'm gonna guess she is.
     
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    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    I've seen pure bred GSD's that look exactly like that. I'd say it's a full breed GSD.
     
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    He almost looks like my Thorn. His momma was a GSD and his dad was one of two neighbors dogs: a black lab or a border collie.
     

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