Guesses on Breeds?

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This is Kodiak, I rescued him as a pup in 2004. He went to live with my grandparents for a while. Unfortunately my grandfather passed at the beginning of this month. Not unfortunately, he is back with me (which was always the plan, he was living with them because it made them feel safer). I have always thought he is a German Shepherd/Husky mix and other people have agreed with me, but I thought it might be fun to see what you guys think :)

The day I brought him home:



All grown up:



 

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He might be GSD Husky, and maybe I'm totally insane but I could really see ACD...does he have any herding tendancies?
 

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I see Some sort of Akita or basenji face.. I dont see Purebred shepherd though.
PB GSD's have a very distinct nose and face..
 

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I see a northern breed in there. The body type is very square and neither huskies nor GSDs are square dogs, but I think he is mixed with a northern breed with a square body. The puppy photo makes me think ACD but none of the other photos do except in body type. The eyes are slanted which also makes me think northern. Maybe there are more than two breeds in his mix. What an interesting and beautiful dog!
 

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Sorry about your grandfather.

I definitely see GSD . . . not sure what else. He's a gorgeous boy, though!
 
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I see a northern breed in there. The body type is very square and neither huskies nor GSDs are square dogs, but I think he is mixed with a northern breed with a square body. The puppy photo makes me think ACD but none of the other photos do except in body type. The eyes are slanted which also makes me think northern. Maybe there are more than two breeds in his mix. What an interesting and beautiful dog!
I never thought about the shape of his eyes. Off to google lol. And thanks for the compliments I think he's pretty beautiful too. ;)
 

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honest to god we had a dog come through the shelter who looked almost just like this... we wrote him off as a GSDxHusky... his owner called a few days later and said the purebred Golden he'd been running with was his father!! you just never know sometimes ;)
 
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Google sable, Czechline GSD's. You'll see some that look very similar to your boy. If he is a mix, I would guess Husky or perhaps Cattle Dog as well. But most definately no less than half GSD. If you are really curious, do the DNA test. We have a stray, delightful dog, who fits in perfectly with our GSD's and I had him DNA tested just out of curiousity and found out he was mostly GSD. And Newfoundland.
 

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I see Some sort of Akita or basenji face.. I dont see Purebred shepherd though.
PB GSD's have a very distinct nose and face..
Having devoted half my life to the Basenji breed, I can pretty much guarantee there is no Basenji in this dog.
 

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It's possible he's all GSD, just not necessarily a well bred one.

Siberian/GSD mix is also plausible.

Or he could be a Heinz 57 ;)
 

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I can see how he look's a bit Husky-ish, but i would guess Akita/GSD or multiple crosses
 

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