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Kallie23
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Is Mabel a DS?

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She was adopted from a German shepherd rescue. They said she might be a Dutch shepherd mix. Thank you!!
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Re: Is Mabel a DS?

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Head looks proper in second picture. She appears to have a very deep chest in the first picture. Ears are a little questionable. Neither picture shows off the dog for the best determination. How about a couple more shots of her standing up . Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Is Mabel a DS?

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Thanks so much for your reply! Here are a few more pics
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Re: Is Mabel a DS?

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She’s definitely a mix. Unfortunately, brindle is not just a Dutch Shepherd color, so you would just be guessing on what she has in her. Hope you’re enjoying her.
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Re: Is Mabel a DS?

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Aah I figured! I am, thanks so much!
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Re: Is Mabel a DS?

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She looks very similar to my dog Asia who is a well documented half Mal and half Dutch KNPV lines dog. Your dog even has the same eye line marking at the corner and larger deep rib cage. Asia is older now, but around 52 pounds however her build is smaller but she eats very well. Her belly, inner legs, even her toes and muzzle are now all silver since she's older but before she had darker fur. She's just turning gray gracefully.

This is Asia which looks very similiar to Mabel. Asia just turned 9 years old this past summer.


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Re: Is Mabel a DS?

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I think I'd have to agree with Mark that you have a Mal x DS. The chest is a little deep though, so maybe even some GSD in the line somewhere.

She is gorgeous, and obviously spoiled - beach, river, couch, etc. :D
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