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Sofljoe
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Tell us about yourself: I have two dogs. One is a German Shepherd and the other I believe is a Dutch or dutch mix. Hoping to gain more knowledge of the breed from the members here.

Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Sofljoe » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:21 am

I just adopted this beautiful girl from a guy on craigslist who said he couldn't keep her. He said she was a 4 month old german shepherd, but when I arrived to meet her, I felt she was not a pure german shepherd. But she wasn't in a great situation, and I couldn't leave her there, so I decided to get her. From what I've read about dutch shepherd, I believe she is either a dutch or dutch german cross. She does get along very well with my german shepherd. So, do you think she's dutch, dutch x german, or not dutch at all? These were the best shots I could get. Her ears are sometimes all up and sometimes just the tips are folded forward. Thanks for your help.
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Steve Gossmeyer
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Tell us about yourself: Schutzhund helper and trainer I own and work two Dutchies
Location: Long Island

Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:46 am

That's either a dutch shepherd German shepherd mix or a German shepherd malinois mix

TimL_168
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Tell us about yourself: I am: 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. We added Endeavor in April 2016. She was not working out in HRD. I train for game recovery and general utility.
Location: central MD

Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by TimL_168 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:14 am

Yep. looks like a DS or Mal mix. Look up sable GSD... It'd be interesting to see how her coloring matures.
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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
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Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:33 pm

honestly, i dont see either yet, maybe as she grows and gets an adult coat i could tell better. she is beautiful and i am glad you found her
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Sofljoe
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Tell us about yourself: I have two dogs. One is a German Shepherd and the other I believe is a Dutch or dutch mix. Hoping to gain more knowledge of the breed from the members here.

Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Sofljoe » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:02 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies. Appreciate the input. Dutchringgirl, do you mean you don't see any dutch or you don't see any german? The reason I was leaning towards the dutch x german was because her stature compared to other german pups I have had, and her coloring with the small white patch on her chest (just realized I didn't get pic of it), just didn't appear all german to me. Again, thanks for comments, I am always looking to learn.

Dutchringgirl wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:33 pm
honestly, i dont see either yet, maybe as she grows and gets an adult coat i could tell better. she is beautiful and i am glad you found her

Dutchringgirl
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Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:14 pm

i dont see DS orGSD. usually if its a GSD mix there will be some sable blanket. i dont see any features of a DS either. Usually ill spot some clue of either. Nothing on her tells me either. Now i am not the end all of breeds, but i can usually pick something out.
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Steve Gossmeyer
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Tell us about yourself: Schutzhund helper and trainer I own and work two Dutchies
Location: Long Island

Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:09 pm

A friend of mine bred a little of Dutchie x Gsd and the ones that had Dutchie in them looked very similar to this dog... the ones that carried the malinois where red

Dutchringgirl
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Location: Ct, USA
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Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:50 pm

Steve Gossmeyer wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:09 pm
A friend of mine bred a little of Dutchie x Gsd and the ones that had Dutchie in them looked very similar to this dog... the ones that carried the malinois where red
neat!
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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Joxgirl
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Tell us about yourself: Brought a Dutch Shepherd into our lives.
Location: Southern California

Re: Is she a Dutch shepherd?

Post by Joxgirl » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:07 pm

She is very lucky to have you.
Saralee
Rogue (Dutch Shepherd)-6 months old.
Phoenix (Lab rescue) -10 y/o
Charley (Malti-Poo; rescue)-4 y/o

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