Do I have a true GSD or have I been vanbuzeled?

by Rose
(Des Plaines, IL)

We took in this GSD supposedly, but our vet is not convinced he is truly a full breed GSD and has suggested we spend money to get a DNA blood test to find out.

However, before I spend this kind of money that doesn't come with any guarantees I would like to know the opinion of GSD owners first, what do you think?

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Apr 15, 2011
Sorry, not a full GSD
by: Anonymous

Looks mixed but sure is cute!

Sep 02, 2010
Highly Probable mix breed.
by: Anonymous

Take a few looks from german shepherds puppies that are the age of yours ( you can google gsd puppies and make she you read the pictures to make sure they are round about the same age as your dog but you will spot the differences.) THe snout to me seems too short and the colours are to sharp on the boarders not blended like what I've seen of GSD's I would reckon to say that he was bred with a rott. hope this helps He is very gorgeous though!!!

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Jul 01, 2010
Probably not
by: Anonymous

Cute puppy, but it does not look like a purebred. The tail(too short and upright) and ears do not look right for a GSD. I did not feel that the "face" was long enough either. I would not spend the money ...time will tell. Difficult to tell from a photo, but my guess is it is a mix breed with a german shepherd.

May 20, 2010
German Shepherd?
by: Penny

The two characteristics of the GS your puppy does not exhibit...the way he carries his tail and judging from his age his ears are not beginning to stand upright. Some GS's ears never stand upwrite. The tail on the GS show be carried lower. Hope this helps..he/she is a pretty puppy tho!

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