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Old 10-24-2013, 01:13 PM
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Our new puppy was labeled as a shepherd mix. I see the shepherd features and traits but was wondering what else she could be. This is just for fun.

-Black with a white patch on her chest and some random white hairs on her paws.
-Tan color behind her ears and it's starting to spread in other areas as she grows.
-5 months and 25lbs.
-Body is long and lean right now.
-Very mellow and seems to have an old soul.
-Not a goofy puppy but very mature.
-Prey drive and can almost catch a rabbit on our 2 acre property.
-Great nose so I'm hoping she can do some K9 nose work in the future.
-Digs a bit and will find acorns or rocks. Not sure if it was a fluke or she smelled them.
-Hops through low bushes while chasing lizards(really cute to watch)
-Great hearing


When she sits her body reminds me of a cat the way her back curves.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:51 PM
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I see the shepherd too. I think I also see either Lab or possibly pit bull.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:41 AM
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She's mega-cute, whatever she is!
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:56 AM
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She looks just about identical to my one friends known shepherd lab mix dad was a GSD, mom was a black lab
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:19 AM
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She sort of has an Akita look to her but that might just be her facial expression.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for the replies. When I do Google searches there are a couple of dogs who look exactly like her and the descriptions where shepherd/lab. I wish the DNA testing was accurate. I would love to find out. The unknown is killing me.
It's funny because my husband is not fond of shepherds or PB so I just tell him she is mixed with lab and show him the pictures.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:11 PM
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She actually seems a bit on the small side to be mixed with any of the breeds mentioned. How common are Basenjis in the area she's from? I think the size would be about right, and her face looks a little Basenji-ish. I agree with the others on one thing- she's adorable.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:02 PM
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I'm so confused. She looks like many different breed/mixes I pull up. I just looked at Kelpies and she looks very close. I guess as she gets older, her size will help a lot. She does seem small for a shepherd mix at this age but who knows. Thanks for everyone's input. I'm so glad to be here.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:32 PM
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I'm so confused. She looks like many different breed/mixes I pull up...
A hint- think about what breeds are more common in the area she's from.
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...She does seem small for a shepherd mix at this age but who knows...
Honestly, most likely she is a Shepherd mix. Just mixed with something smaller than the breeds mentioned. It's also pretty likely she's mixed with more than two breeds. In which case, one parent could be GSD/Lab mix, and the other parent a mix of smaller breeds.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:37 PM
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Honestly, most likely she is a Shepherd mix. Just mixed with something smaller than the breeds mentioned. It's also pretty likely she's mixed with more than two breeds. In which case, one parent could be GSD/Lab mix, and the other parent a mix of smaller breeds.
^^That. My German Shepherd mix was probably around that size at 5 months. She was around 40lbs full grown.
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