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Ok so I adopted my puppy from our Humane Society but all they said that she was a Shepherd mix. I am now wondering what kind of Shepherd she could be. Please let me know what you think she is by the pictures, and also do yo think her ears will stand up, in one of the pics it is half drooped over but the bottom half stands up, thanks.


 

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Most likely German, however it looks like he may be a small mix. Could be Aussie
 

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i would almost venture to guess Aussie and Golden....hard to say at this age....
 

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Speaking as a former GSD Breeder and also as someone who works with a Rescue and our local Humane society, first let me caution you that many of the people who do the intake on shelter dogs and rescue dogs have very little knowledge on breeds or breed standards, and I know a few who will label a dog wrongly in a misguided effort to improve the dog's chances of adoption or to avoid breed restrictions at apartments.
If you could post a picture from the side it might help. Also how old is she in the picture? Weight?
At any rate she's beautiful and the bond that grows between you is more important than the breed.
My big guy Creed was labeled as a Chow/Golden mix. HA! Try Newf and Irish Setter! I was told they thought that since he has a dark spot on his tongue that was proof he was part Chow.
So just love your dog for who she is, always be there for her, and have a ball training!
 

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Speaking as a former GSD Breeder and also as someone who works with a Rescue and our local Humane society, first let me caution you that many of the people who do the intake on shelter dogs and rescue dogs have very little knowledge on breeds or breed standards, and I know a few who will label a dog wrongly in a misguided effort to improve the dog's chances of adoption or to avoid breed restrictions at apartments.
I've seen some hilarious WAGs on petfinder. One cute little bitch at our local shelter was listed as a "Swiss Mountain Dog mix" mainly because of her coloring. More likely, she was a Cardigan Welsh Corgi x Pit x Something mix. She was awfully low to the ground to have any Swisser in her. She was available for a long time, and every few weeks they'd put up a different breed guess.
 

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Marsh Muppet...I'll try to post a picture of my Gracie here later or tomorrow. She's one for the DNA experts...Lab, Pointer, Beagle, Smooth Collie, Pit? Mamma must have been a rolling stone!
 

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Thanks for the replies, at 8 weeks old she weighed in at 6 lbs, 3ozs. Here are a few more pics of her......







 

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OMGoodness, she's a cutie!
if you want a definate answer, have a DNA test done. I can't help you with details, but others may be able to help you out if you're interested in it.
 

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do Aussie Shepherd ears stand straight up when they are full grown or just flop over?
They're supposed to flop, but not all do. I would guess some sort of aussie mix too - we had an aussie/chow mix when I was a teen that looked very similar.. same color, but when we found her as a pup she was close to bald (she was dumped, and had really bad mange).
 

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No guesses on my part but she is SO cute!! Careful, I might just sneak over tonight (where ever you live) and steal her.
 

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PB Aussie will flop over . Aussie / BC mix can stand straight up and still look like a Aussie. Like my friends dog pictured below. Aussie/BC mix

This is mine below


do Aussie Shepherd ears stand straight up when they are full grown or just flop over?
 

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see my picture thoughs are all purebred australian shepherds. I would guess your little puppy isn't going to get any bigger than 40 pounds full grown. even Kechara weighed more than that at that age. but your puppy looks like she has the same kind of ears as Kechara.
 

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see my picture thoughs are all purebred australian shepherds. I would guess your little puppy isn't going to get any bigger than 40 pounds full grown. even Kechara weighed more than that at that age. but your puppy looks like she has the same kind of ears as Kechara.
how come all of your pups look completely different? is that just typical for AS?

(they're BEAUTIFUL, btw)
 

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Thats pretty cool about Jack . I havent seen very many PB Aussies that have ears that stand up .


see my picture thoughs are all purebred australian shepherds. I would guess your little puppy isn't going to get any bigger than 40 pounds full grown. even Kechara weighed more than that at that age. but your puppy looks like she has the same kind of ears as Kechara.
 
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