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piotrzaremba
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Miles Dutch Shepherd?

Post by piotrzaremba » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Hello All,

I am new to the forum and wanted to confirm the breed of my rescue dog. Below I have posted pictures of Miles. He is 11 months old. I rescued him from a shelter roughly 2 months ago and love the dog to death. The shelter told me that he is a DS or a DS mix. When I took him to the Vet which has had a variety of Shepherds she told me that he was either a full DS with a genetic rarity based on his white chest, a DS/Belgian Mal mix which can also cause the white chest, or a DS with some type of mix. His drive level can vary from medium to low, he definitely does not have the drive level that I would expect from a normal DS. That might be because I am his 4th home and he as realized he needs to "relax" a bit or idk. When he wants to go he can go and for long periods of time far exceeding the energy level of most of the dogs at doggy daycare. He has even gotten strikes for playing a bit to "aggressive" with the other dogs at doggy daycare. He did not play in a violent way he just wants to play and the other dogs get tried so they snap at him to stop. I am moving him to a higher energy level daycare. He makes chewbacca noises when he sees cats. He has a manic hours where he will sprint up and down the stairs to chase his anthers. I do live in a townhouse so I don't have a backyard currently but I do give him 4 walks a day with a backpack and tons of time during the weekends. He is extremely smart. He does talk back when I come home. He is finally semi crate trained after two months of going ballistic in his crate, he had lots of separation anxiety, brisket finally helped solve that. So what I am looking for is insight into what you guys think he is. Here are several photos please let me know what you think.
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Steve Gossmeyer
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Re: Miles Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:44 pm

That's a dutch shepherd

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Re: Miles Dutch Shepherd?

Post by piotrzaremba » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:31 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Steve. Do you think he is mixed with anything just based on his looks. Just curious I love this dog reguardless. I do thank that his energy level is less then that of what I have seen on these forums and videos. Don’t think I could handle a normal DS. Also I am joining a Live Find Search and Rescue team. Do you or anyone on the forums have experience with a DS as a live find dog?

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Re: Miles Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:21 pm

my super 8 ball said .................." you have a DS"
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Steve Gossmeyer
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Re: Miles Dutch Shepherd?

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:32 pm

piotrzaremba wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Thanks for the confirmation Steve. Do you think he is mixed with anything just based on his looks. Just curious I love this dog reguardless. I do thank that his energy level is less then that of what I have seen on these forums and videos. Don’t think I could handle a normal DS. Also I am joining a Live Find Search and Rescue team. Do you or anyone on the forums have experience with a DS as a live find dog?
As long as the tempenent is good with people and strangers you should have a very fun time. Find a good quality group to train with

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