Our German Shepherd Dog Mix, Berkley

by Darla Bailey
(Odessa, TX)

Berkley, two weeks after we got her...

Berkley, two weeks after we got her...

Berkley wandered into our shop on Leap Day of this year. We estimated her age between 10 - 12 weeks. My daughter insisted we keep her so we took her to the vet the next day, she weighed 16 pounds then.

Last week she had her shots and weighed in at 77 lbs. I think she is probably pushing 80 now.

We have no idea what mix she is but looks a lot like the GSD except for her 'Monkey" Tail.

Total German Shepherd:

Hey Darla,

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Berkley with us all. Yes, there is definitely a lot of German Shepherd in her. : )

She is a big girl no doubt. And so pretty - & what a nice ear set she has too. I love her coloring.

Make sure you socialize her all that you can - take her with you to as many dog friendly places as you can, keep her on the best food you can afford, keep her trim, give her plenty of exercise, keep her up to date on her shots & worming and she should be fine.

Well, I wish you nothing but the best with her. She is a young dog and should make you a fantastic companion for years to come. And she'll make the best exercise partner you ever had too. Many people forget this fact too!

Best of everything!

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Nov 18, 2012
The "Tail"
by: Darla Bailey

Thank you all for the comments on Berkley, we love her markings also, underneath all that black she has a blonde undercoat, she's very smart, just two days after she came to be with us she could sit on command,

She's very talkative and has a very intense look when you are explaining things to her as if she knows exactly what you are saying. My only problem as of now is we have two very older dogs in the household, a 12 year old retired shop dog that is a Rottweiller and doesn't get around as good as he once did and a 11 year old Parson Russell Terrier that has always had an aggressive attitude.

She is very rough in playing with the Rottweiller and the Parson Russell Terrior she just instigates his sour mood. She's like the little brother running around and taunting "I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you!" Makes me a nervous wreck! :)

Anyway the tail is an enigma and so funny, if she is eating and you come up behind her and barely touch her tail, it's like it has a mind of it's own and will literally wrap around your arm. This happens in other situations also, it's hilarious to see, customers and employees are awed by it.

Sometimes we ponder changing her name to Monkey! :)

Nov 17, 2012
by: Linda Arnold - St Louis

What a Cutie Pie very Pretty girl! I think maybe Berkley adopted you when she walked into the shop, she must sense good loving dog people!

She definitely has alot of German Shepherd in her, at the least the best parts like; Protector, Faithful, Loyal and Obedient. Take care of your girl, Berkley and she will take care of you!

Nov 15, 2012
by: Lt. Ronald McCarty Ret

I represent my client,"BERKLEY". You are here by notified that Berkley, a member of the German Shepherd family requires that you cease with the undignified term, " MONKEY TAIL"!

He states that he is cute and loyal as any German Shepherd Dog.

A. J Snoopy, ESQUIRE

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