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January 25, 2008

We adopted this wonderful puppy on December the 21st. We were told that he is a German Shepherd mix. Does anybody have any idea, maybe mixed with Belgian Malinois or Lab? As you can see his tail got broke in 3 places, making a kind-of 'M'. We love him more for it!

Sam from Little Rock, AR


October 10, 20110 found this helpful
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We Got Izzy from a rescue when she was a few weeks old. She was advertised as a GSD mix. Currently at 10 months, she's around 40-45lbs, which is somewhat small for a GSD.


Some of her features include a shorter snout, and a ring tail. Her laws are definitely smaller than I've seen in other GSD and her back is straight, not slanted. We love her either way, but have always wondered what her makeup is.

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November 13, 20120 found this helpful
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Our puppy Lily, looks exactly like your dog. We were told she is a German Shepard, Boxer Pit Bull mix.

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November 27, 20120 found this helpful
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Okay I have a puppy named Nala who could be your dogs twin! And she has one break in her tail. She just has rabbit ears lol. But I showed a picture of your dog to my boyfriend and he though it was out dog at first. Anyway, that being said we were told she was a German Shepard Husky mix.


The other dogs I say in her litter had the blue eyes (carried by the husky) and the German Shepard coat. And our girl was the odd ball out so I had no choice but to take her home (: .

Once I took her to the vet, they gave as much confirmation (as they could) to say she has some husky in her bloodline... (This was due to white coloration in fur near her paws, and having further characteristics of husky through her legs and paws.)

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January 4, 20130 found this helpful
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Hey, looks like mine! I had a DNA test and mine is Stafford mixed with white shepard.

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January 16, 20130 found this helpful
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I had to add to this conversation because my Rosco guy looks exactly like some of these doggies! The picture is a bit old- currently, he is 8 months old and about 50 lbs. We were told her was boxer and german shepard, but people have been telling me he looks pit.


Either way, he is the most loyal and loving dog ever! I love him to pieces :-) I'm thinking about getting the blood test just because I'm curious. Anyone know how accurate they are?

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April 29, 20130 found this helpful
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My puppy looks EXTREMELY similar to all the pups on here. I was told by the owner of Ava's (my puppy) parents that the mother was full-bred german shepherd and the father was have pitbull and half "wolf".


Im guessing timberwolf. Let me know what you think of her

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful
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Seen this, and had to add in my own little baby!
This is (James) Hetfield. The Vet said he was Staffordshire Bull Terrier mixed with German Shepherd. He's about 6 months, and looks just like all the others! ;D
He's extremely energetic, and loves people.

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March 23, 20160 found this helpful
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My Bailey looks like all of these dogs too! She was a rescue, I believe dumped in the area, because there was another one that looks just like Bailey about a mile from here, but that one had more white on her chest...


And found almost 2weeks later, was curious about what type of dog she was, and came across this post. Thought I would share the photo of Bailey too.

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April 29, 2018

We have always wondered what breed our dog is mixed with. We got him when he was a puppy from a shelter. In my opinion, looking back at pictures when he was a puppy, he doesn't really look like a German Shepherd. Now that he's grown he looks more German Shepherd than not. He is definitely mixed with something though.

He is also smaller than a German Shepherd would typically be. I am not sure if he's a runt or if it's whatever he's mixed with. His back/hind legs also don't sag like a German Shepherd. Just took a picture of his back to show how he had few colors when he was a puppy and now he has so many.

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