What Breed is My Dog?

What breed is my pup? He is about 2.5 months in the picture. Since then he has added about 5 pounds and his ears are higher now at 3 months. I did not see either parents but the lady who I adopted him from did see the mother and she was confident that she was a GSD. We have no idea about the father.

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His last weight was approx. 15 lb. at 3 months. He is a very smart puppy and is starting to get his stubborn attitudes as most 3 month puppies do, but he will learn with his training. We think he must have some Rottie, Doberman, and maybe American Coonhound. All opinions are welcome. Thanks!

By sea818 from Lawrenceville, NJ

July 13, 20090 found this helpful

Hmm I'm new here asking the same thing about my dog. lol. When I see your pic, your pup is adorable by the way. :) I see Rottie, and with the ears, I think GSD. <Germain Shepard.

With the mix, your going to have one heck of a guard dog. But both being smart breeds, mixed, you should have no problem with training.

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

He is so cute! He has rottie coloring, but his paws don't look big enough for rottie. His personality is most important. Congrats on your new best friend.

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

Yeah everyone thinks he is going to be smaller because his paws didn't start to get bigger until the past few weeks. I have had a few golden pups prior to Bruiser and they all had nice sized paws to start. I guess only time will tell with this little guy as he continues to grow.

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

Well believe it or not their are short rotties. Just as there are short Pit Bulls we have a small medium size pit bull this may be a medium size Rottie. I am thinking rottie also but the paws are not large YET...lol :)

But I also think he may have some short hair Shepard they do run in a medium sized breed too. I had a medium short haired German Shepard coloured that way.

Dobermans have more of a pointed nose, and well my friend who breeds and owns dogs most of his life has stated an American Coonhound he has never seen with a brown face...mostly they have all black faces. So I have to tend with the mix of German Shepard and rottie maybe a medium sized breed, but you will have a wonderful and loving breed there and a great watchdog he looks like he will be powerful too :) Have fun with him! :) He looks like he will be a handful LOL :)

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

I don't see Pit or Rottie; I see maybe German Shepard with some Labrador in him. Either way, he is a cutie.

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

I think your pup is a German Shephard - the shape of the head, colouring, size of the paws --I believe the ears will come up - try not to fondle them until after they are erect, and the cartilage hardens. I hope you have started training, your pup looks alert and a bit stubborn, and the best habits are started early. Additionally, German

Sheppards are strong on posturing, especially if they want to boss. You might think they are going to tear the other dog apart, but it is almost all show. Early training (in a fun way) helps a lot. And, if they adopt you as part of the pack, they are devoted and protective. Fun to have, and a great companion.

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

I had the same type of dog years ago. I believe this is a pure breed German Shepard. They are hard to distinguish as a pup as they tend to look like mixed breeds. I think like you may have the runt of the litter. The ears will stand on their own or you can choose to have them cropped. These are wonderful companions loyal to a fault. Good Luck, and my gosh he's adorable!

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

He could be pure GSD but I highly doubt it. I also don't think he was the runt as he has darker coloration (I believe often a sign of being born first?) and was very healthy looking as a little pup when I looked at him. I guess I won't know till he gets older :-)

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July 19, 20090 found this helpful

Some more pictures. He just hit 20 pounds today at 3 months and 2 weeks so I guess he wont be as big as we expected. He is still the cutest guy in the world though :-D

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