Breed ID (Trainer says Dutch, Rescue says GSD) - Page 2

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by Taiden on 29 June 2012 - 00:06

I guess I will never know 100% as I'm not her original owner, I'm not even in the same country she was born in for that matter. I'm in Canada and she was pulled from a shelter in Ohio. Somehow I doubt I will be able to track down her original owner. When they sent her to the shelter they were living in their car.

She is turning out to be a good family dog but she is super hyper. Hopefully whatever she is will mellow out with age.

by hexe on 29 June 2012 - 03:06

You also have to consider what's meant when someone uses the term "Dutch Shepherd"--in the police K9/KNPV circles, the name is often used loosely to describe a crossbred dog with working-lines GSD, Malinois and/or actual Dutch Shepherd behind it...dogs bred specifically for utilitarian law enforcement purposes, or for KNPV/Ringsport competition, and not for their looks except as it pertains to their performance abilities (the preferred build is a medium-sized dog, lean and trim in construction, lighter boned and squarer in body than the GSD).  Those dogs actually can go on to be given a performance pedigree,listing them as an HHX (Hollandse Herderhond Cross) by the body that registers purebred Dutch Shepherds, if the dogs earn their KNPV certifications.

See: 
http://www.vonfalconer.com/dutchshepherdhistory.html

Did your female have a tattoo or microchip when she was surrendered to the shelter?

by Taiden on 29 June 2012 - 12:06

There was no tattoo, they did say she was chipped but when I had her at the vet they couldnt find one.





 


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