German Shepherd Dog > Does puppies look like their Father or Mother ? (12 replies)
Does puppies look like their Father or Mother ?
by Hunghn on 02 May 2011 - 16:02
Dear all breeders and GSD lovers
Can you kindly let me know how puppies look like their Father or Mother when they are grown up ?
I highly appricate for all your breeding experience and knowledge
by brynjulf on 02 May 2011 - 16:18
|Typically the grand parents, very rarely the parents.|
by Jenni78 on 02 May 2011 - 17:24
|All puppies out of one of my females look just like her, regardless of who she's bred to. I might as well clone her instead of breed her, lol.|
by brynjulf on 02 May 2011 - 18:13
|Everyone says she is a one in a million gal Jenni!|
by Hunghn on 02 May 2011 - 18:22
Well, I mean how much percent puppies will look like their father and how much percent puppies will look their mother when they are grown up ? Why poeple prefer to say this male is Zamp vom thermodos' son or Vegas' son ? How can you recognize all of the sons of famous fathers or famous lines.
by elisabeth00117 on 02 May 2011 - 19:40
|My male looks more like his great grandmother (sire side) and/or grandfather (dams side) than either of his parents or grandparents.|
My male (@ 10 months, he is now 2 years old):
by Ibrahim on 02 May 2011 - 20:01
in my opinion your dog looks like his grandmother/father side but in a male expression.
by Kalibeck on 02 May 2011 - 22:37
|Just as children may take after one or another parent, so it is with puppies. Depending upon whether the father's or mother's side has more genetic influence, or has a very distinctive feature that is passed along, will determine who the pups will look like. And of course, if you have a lot of love & pride in your dog, their pups may look like them, to you, even if they were really baby elephants! LOL! Seriously, tho' some dogs do seem to have a genetic stamp that allows them to reproduce themselves & if they are very good dogs, that makes them even better. jackie harris|
by Jenni78 on 03 May 2011 - 04:36
|What we're trying to say is "it depends!" |
As Jackie says, some do have a strong genetic stamp that makes people able to look at a picture and say "oh, that's a so-and-so pup" but most dogs have a little of both in them, as most children. Sometimes they lean more one way than another.
Brynjulf, who's "everyone"? You mean Capri, right? I have others but I haven't bred them.
by brynjulf on 03 May 2011 - 14:12
|Yup madam Capri :)|
by Jenni78 on 03 May 2011 - 18:44
|Thanks. I do call her Madam a lot of the time. lol|
by dogshome9 on 04 May 2011 - 09:56
|From the litters that I have bred MOST of the puppies have thrown to the sire (isn't that why we use said stud dog?)|
by Ibrahim on 04 May 2011 - 10:04
Yes correct you are, but as said to each law there is a deviation, in this case it's Capri, Jenni did her homework, maybe had good luck too. Jenni I'm happy for you, keep up the good work and........ the nice posts.