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Our puppy Pharah!

Post by thesecession » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:00 am

Hi all,

We rescued this 10 week old girl from a shelter in Venice, CA. They guessed at her being a GSD / Pit but someone stopped us at a park and said she might be a DS. She's pretty calm for a puppy so far but certainly has her crazy moments :P

Unfortunately we don't think we could handle a dutchie's energy, as much as we love her.

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Greg

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Re: Our puppy Pharah!

Post by centrop67 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:38 pm

Welcome to the forum :wtg:

Looking at the snout, ears, and tail on Pharah, I think the initial thought of GSD/Pit may be more accurate than any DS. Of course, there's other brindle breeds that me be the source of the coloring.

I know your waiting for DNA results, so you'll have maybe a clearer picture soon.
thesecession wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:00 am
Unfortunately we don't think we could handle a dutchie's energy, as much as we love her.
Yes, a DS has been described as a GSD on crack or a Velociraptor, but I caution you that a GSD can be challenging as well.

How long have you had Pharah? I know you said crazy at times, but that sounds like all pups. What kind of crazy?
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Re: Our puppy Pharah!

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:47 pm

Pit mix not a dutchie

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Re: Our puppy Pharah!

Post by thesecession » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:06 pm

centrop67 wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:38 pm
How long have you had Pharah? I know you said crazy at times, but that sounds like all pups. What kind of crazy?
Thanks for the advice!
We've had her for a week now. We were looking for a medium energy breed to better suit our lifestyle but she fell into our lap while a friend was fostering her. A stranger we met was convinced she was a dutchie but now we're not worried about it. She seems like a normal pup energy wise

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