Rescue puppy - possible Dutch Shepherd?

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KJMcBee
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Tell us about yourself: Hi, my husband and I live in Los Angeles. We recently adopted a puppy that we think is a Dutch Shepherd mix and are trying to learn more about the best way to care for the breed.

Rescue puppy - possible Dutch Shepherd?

Post by KJMcBee » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm

Hey Everyone! Total newbie here. We recently adopted a new puppy, just called a Shepherd mix by the adoption agency. The trainer that raised the puppies said that the mom is a Dutch Shepherd and she definitely looks like one. No clue what the dad is. What do you guys think? Any DS in him? He’s 9 weeks old (14 pounds) so it might be too early to tell. He’s all brindle, just dark with a little white patch on his chest. The others in the litter were lighter brindle. One ear has already started to stand up. Image
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KJMcBee
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Tell us about yourself: Hi, my husband and I live in Los Angeles. We recently adopted a puppy that we think is a Dutch Shepherd mix and are trying to learn more about the best way to care for the breed.

Re: Rescue puppy - possible Dutch Shepherd?

Post by KJMcBee » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:04 pm

KJMcBee wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Hey Everyone! Total newbie here. We recently adopted a new puppy, just called a Shepherd mix by the adoption agency. The trainer that raised the puppies said that the mom is a Dutch Shepherd and she definitely looks like one. No clue what the dad is. What do you guys think? Any DS in him? He’s 9 weeks old (14 pounds) so it might be too early to tell. He’s all brindle, just dark with a little white patch on his chest. The others in the litter were lighter brindle. One ear has already started to stand up. Image
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Steve Gossmeyer
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Re: Rescue puppy - possible Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:11 pm

Looks like a dutchie to me

KJMcBee
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Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Tell us about yourself: Hi, my husband and I live in Los Angeles. We recently adopted a puppy that we think is a Dutch Shepherd mix and are trying to learn more about the best way to care for the breed.

Re: Rescue puppy - possible Dutch Shepherd?

Post by KJMcBee » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:38 am

Thanks! I guess time will tell. Mom was small only around 40 pounds but no one knows how old she is and she came from a severe abuse situation so it’s all kind of a crap shoot. But he is a very sweet and smart puppy. We know he’s going to get bored easily so we’re working on training a lot to keep him from getting antsy.

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