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brindledog
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Tell us about yourself: I love Shepherds- German, Dutch and Belgian. I recently lost my 16.5 y/o GSD mix and was hoping to find a GSD or DS mix. I totally lucked out in finding Grendel, a DS/GSD mix at 9.5 weeks old. She was filthy and flea-ridden, but still the cutest, craziest thing ever. She's going to live up to her name! First dog I've had that I've actually seen the parents and definitely know what she is!

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Post by brindledog » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:42 am

In light of the "is my dog a DS" thread, I thought others might find this interesting.

http://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/l ... a-results/

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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: Fascinating

Post by centrop67 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:24 am

Moved to "Is MY Canine a Dutch Shepherd"
Kathleen C. Croy, Julie K. Levy, Kim R. Olson, Michael Crandall, Sylvia J. Tucker wrote:These results indicate that, regardless of profession, visual identification of the breeds of dogs with unknown heritage is poor. Faulty breed identifications may have lasting consequences, especially in areas where certain breeds are regulated or prohibited. An alternative method for describing the appearance of dogs should be developed.
Read the study abstract here -> https://vetmed-maddie.sites.medinfo.ufl ... stract.pdf
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If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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brindledog
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Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:04 am
Tell us about yourself: I love Shepherds- German, Dutch and Belgian. I recently lost my 16.5 y/o GSD mix and was hoping to find a GSD or DS mix. I totally lucked out in finding Grendel, a DS/GSD mix at 9.5 weeks old. She was filthy and flea-ridden, but still the cutest, craziest thing ever. She's going to live up to her name! First dog I've had that I've actually seen the parents and definitely know what she is!

Re: Fascinating

Post by brindledog » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:45 am

Right, that was the point- that attempting to ID mixed breeds by visual alone is unlikely to yield accurate results.

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