German Shepherd Dog > Maskless GSD (16 replies)
by ZeusOwner on 09 March 2012 - 20:52
|Can someone please provide more information on Maskless or Reverse Mask GSD's? I've had my Zeus for almost 2 years now and always wondered why he looked so different? ( I'm NOT complaining I think he's a magnificent dog and I wouldn't change a thing about him, but I've never seen another quite like him aside from his dad)|
by Brandi on 09 March 2012 - 21:00
|The 1st 2 photos look as if he is not pure GSD, but the last one does (other than his color).|
If you are certain he is pure, then it is just his genetic make-up.
But indeed, he is a handsome feller.
Brandi and Dugan v. Eichenluft
by YogieBear on 09 March 2012 - 21:23
|I agree first picture doesnt look full blooded - second he does. Is he registered? If so, then if you know some of his heritage that let you know why he has no mask............|
by joanro on 09 March 2012 - 21:57
|The puppy pic looks like husky cross. The other two look pure, but lack pigmentation. Possibly white dogs in his pedigree?|
by SitasMom on 10 March 2012 - 02:25
|white gsd x black and tan gsd.......??|
by ggturner on 10 March 2012 - 12:37
|I have a 4 yr old spayed female, purebred, AKC registered, DNA tested gsd. Her father was a solid white gsd and her mother black/tan WL gsd. She is my smartest gsd and the most protective. She is my "soul dog." Here is a picture of her:|
by joanro on 10 March 2012 - 16:39
|She Is very pretty! She has the face mask and looks of a wolf hybrid. Maybe she is a Czech Wolfdog?;-)|
by beetree on 10 March 2012 - 17:30
|And I think it all goes back to this guy ....|
by SitasMom on 10 March 2012 - 21:34
|Baron von Der Krone|
Sieger 1908 Luchs vom Kalsmunt Wetzlar
reverse masks are a throwback ..... used to be completely acceptable.
by CMills on 10 March 2012 - 21:39
|Yes and Baron had white behind him on sire side.|
by ggturner on 12 March 2012 - 10:59
|Joanro, she is a purebred gsd. People sometimes ask us if she is part coyote. Her eyes are what catches most people's attention--looks like she is wearing eyeliner. : )|
by joanro on 12 March 2012 - 13:14
|I saw that you had her DNA'd. I was sort of joking, because I really don't believe that DNA is 100% accurate when ID ing lineage. So, Not doubting you. If you saw her next to a hybrid, you'd be hard pressed to tell them apart.|
by gagsd4 on 12 March 2012 - 14:10
|Here is a dog I consider "reverse mask."|
He does not look like the ones previously posted though.
The dogs I have noticed that have this, come from Ben z Bolfu or Ingo Rudingen.
by beetree on 12 March 2012 - 15:53
|I call that racoon eyes. Like these dog:|
by SitasMom on 12 March 2012 - 16:22
this is what I believe to be a reverse mask.....
by gagsd4 on 12 March 2012 - 16:49
|same dog as above: ( I have called "reverse-mask")|
What I consider "racoon eyes"
Probably genetically the same I guess.... just differing in amount of black. The first dog just has black "lipliner" and darker areas up the muzzle and around the nose. Where the second dog just has the red/tan around the eyes, but mostly a black muzzle.
I have never seen one I knew to be pure bred that is totally lacking a mask, and also has such light highlights as the dogs posted originally.
by ggturner on 12 March 2012 - 21:48
Another thread we had awhile back on maskless gsds: http://cdn.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/forum.read?mnr=109726&pagen=1