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Duke
Green Dog
Posts: 249
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:41 am
Tell us about yourself: I'm Keith, 28 years old born and raised outside Chicago. I adopted Duke, the Dutch Shepherd from a Chicago foster based rescue. Duke had an unfortunate first 2 months of his upbringing but he's been a prince around here ever since.

Healthy, happy, energetic, and super social.

Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Duke » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:04 am

Hi all,

This is Duke, if you haven't seen my post in the new members forum, there's a little back story to how I adopted this handsome, majestic.... dutch shepherd? Please let me know what you think, here are a few facts.

Male - neutered
11 Months old
65 lbs
super soft full coat, and undercoat that has proven itself weatherproof.
Tall, long legs [excuse me for not having measurements].


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Here's when he was a little guy 6 months
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centrop67
Site Admin
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Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:42 pm
Tell us about yourself: Human companion to Radar and Leela
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by centrop67 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:29 am

Ears, body shape, and stripes say probably some DS there. The amount of white means probably a mix.

I think. Let's hear from some others...
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

TimL_168
Training Dog
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Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:11 pm
Tell us about yourself: Hi,
Short and sweet here- I'm a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. I'm looking for a more energetic dog that had the same intelligence and trainability. I'm interested in advice, opinions, and a place to share experiences.
Location: central MD

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by TimL_168 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:36 pm

For some reason, one of the things I always notice is the pasterns(wrist section). The length and angle of Duke's pasterns looks like GSD to me. And there's something about the hind legs that reminds me of my huskies. Anyone know if Akitas come in brindle? The head looks all shepherd to me.
He's a handsome boy regardless!
Tim L.
Aurora(Shiloh) Endeavor

cordeliandemon
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Posts: 278
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:35 am
Tell us about yourself: owner of a male Dutch Shepherd and female Alaskan Malamute
Location: Ireland

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by cordeliandemon » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:57 pm

i think he might have some dutch shepherd in there, also maybe something heavy coated like an akita or husky?
do you have any other photos of him just standing up straight from the side? i see just the slightest bit of a dip in his rear that makes me think he could have some Alsatian in there that would account for the fluffyness too, but it could just be the angle:)
it a bit hard to tell with him still being a puppy though, you could re evaluate a year and a half old or so and see if his proportions have changed.
Cordelia -
Demon (dutch shepherd)
Koda (alaskan malamute)
Sidney (collie/springer spaniel)- R.I.P

Duke
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Posts: 249
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:41 am
Tell us about yourself: I'm Keith, 28 years old born and raised outside Chicago. I adopted Duke, the Dutch Shepherd from a Chicago foster based rescue. Duke had an unfortunate first 2 months of his upbringing but he's been a prince around here ever since.

Healthy, happy, energetic, and super social.

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Duke » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:46 am

Thanks for the replies guys, here are a few more pictures that might give angles.

*The floor is being redone*

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HOTEL, he's not warranted in bedrooms at the house, nor does he have any interest really in being in our bed. He's quite independent, which is awesome. :DSangel:

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karenz
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Posts: 620
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:59 am
Tell us about yourself: My name is Karen and I have a dutch shepherd, Xander, born 6/14/13. He is my second dutch shepherd. My first was Rawly. Even though Xander is my second I still have a lot to learn. That is why I'm here, to learn, get advice, and meet people who love these guys as much as I do.
Location: NC

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by karenz » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:20 am

I'm not sure what breed or breeds he may be but that is a great looking dog. I love the markings. I also love the laying on the bed pic. He is stunning.
Karen & Xander

Duke
Green Dog
Posts: 249
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:41 am
Tell us about yourself: I'm Keith, 28 years old born and raised outside Chicago. I adopted Duke, the Dutch Shepherd from a Chicago foster based rescue. Duke had an unfortunate first 2 months of his upbringing but he's been a prince around here ever since.

Healthy, happy, energetic, and super social.

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Duke » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:02 pm

karenz wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:20 am
I'm not sure what breed or breeds he may be but that is a great looking dog. I love the markings. I also love the laying on the bed pic. He is stunning.
That's very nice of you to say karenz. Thank you, I'm excited to see your pup/pups in the forums

Marjolein
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Tell us about yourself: I'm a Dutchie myself ;-) but live in Germany with Johan and my two DS's Cobber-Dingo and Knivil (Dingo and Ivil to friends...)
Location: Warbeyen, Germany
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Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Marjolein » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:44 pm

Great looking dog ;-) I am thinking German Shepherd meets Akita... :)
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Dutchringgirl
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Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
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Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:04 pm

Marjolein wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:44 pm
Great looking dog ;-) I am thinking German Shepherd meets Akita... :)

MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARJ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEY any new pictures ????
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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Marjolein
Working Dog
Posts: 2078
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:17 pm
Tell us about yourself: I'm a Dutchie myself ;-) but live in Germany with Johan and my two DS's Cobber-Dingo and Knivil (Dingo and Ivil to friends...)
Location: Warbeyen, Germany
Contact:

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Marjolein » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:42 pm

:DScool: Hi! Sure, on my site and fb :mrgreen:
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Dutchringgirl
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Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
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Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:57 pm

oooh ooh Ill go check !!!
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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Duke
Green Dog
Posts: 249
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:41 am
Tell us about yourself: I'm Keith, 28 years old born and raised outside Chicago. I adopted Duke, the Dutch Shepherd from a Chicago foster based rescue. Duke had an unfortunate first 2 months of his upbringing but he's been a prince around here ever since.

Healthy, happy, energetic, and super social.

Re: Does Duke strike you as Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Duke » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:46 am

Marjolein wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:44 pm
Great looking dog ;-) I am thinking German Shepherd meets Akita... :)
Thanks Marj! Everybody is excited to have you back online. Despite not knowing you, I've seen a lot of your posts and dogs online. I felt honored when you responded to that PM about Dingo. I'm so happy the dogs are doing so well at this age

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