Breed of Dog.

Adrian

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Can anyone suggest what breed the dog is in the pictures below? My partner says he is a German Shepherd but I am not sure as he has short hair, a straight back and is more lightly built than most German Shepherds I have seen. He is getting old now and we would love to find a puppy like him.

Thank you for any help.

Adrian



 

william webster

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The Belgian Shepherd has shorter hair, bigger ears and is smaller than te German.... More agile too

Might be that breed
 

KateP

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Doesn't look like a purebred german shepherd but he's at least part gs. Any chance he might be a crossbreed?

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william webster

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too slight to be a GShep

but the face is a bit different...

Can never tell here -- always a chance of an interloper
 

wrecksum

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Cross - bred Belgian shepherd for sure..Great dogs,especially when slightly mixed with a resistant local breed..Love it..Ideal for here.
 

lasalsa

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Beagle Mix and some sort of German Shepherd. My Jane is very similar in color. The adoption place said she is a Beagle/Lab. Pics if I can load them.
 

windeguy

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Also keep in mind that the American version of a German Shepherd has shorter hair than the European version, or so I have been told. I have neighbors with both variants. The EU version my neighbor had is more wolf like in appearance.

The dog in your photos does not look like a pure bred animal, but still somewhat retains the look of a US German Shepherd.
 

william webster

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and the US dogs slope at the rear.... EU dogs have straighter backs... less hip problems too

I find the EU's to be better bred - generally.... just me saying my preference