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Is Luke DS / what other breeds do you think?

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Tell us about yourself: I am a 25 year old female who just adopted a dutch shepherd mix in Israel. He is about 6 months old and super sweet, energetic, resilient, and intelligent.
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Is Luke DS / what other breeds do you think?

Post by lukey4me » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:50 pm

Hi! I adopted Luke about ~1.5 months ago. He was found in the south of Israel and was deathly ill at about 3 months old. He is so sweet... and meets all the personality traits as a DS. However, there is something else in him that I've been trying to research for a while now. Can't seem to figure it out... I appreciate the feedback! :D

He is now 6-7 months old, and about 45 pounds (21 kg @ the vet last week).

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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
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Re: Is Luke DS / what other breeds do you think?

Post by centrop67 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:39 pm

Luke is a gorgeous dog regardless of breed. Thank you for rescuing.

Visual breed identification is suspect at best, but I don't see a whole lot that points to any DS for Luke.
Michelle (Wisdom Health Customer Service Manager) wrote:A dog’s physical traits are a complex combination of dominant and recessive genes inherited from their parents; traits like short coat and brindle pattern are dominant traits occurring in a large number of breeds. While prick ear is a recessive trait, it is not at all uncommon. So this combination of traits may in fact come from Dutch Shepherd ancestors or could be the result of several other breeds coming together to create a dog that mimics the look of a Dutch Shepherd. Link
You might consider the DNA test, if you're really interested. Wisdom is the only one that has DS in the database right now.
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Re: Is Luke DS / what other breeds do you think?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:16 pm

Oh he is so cute !! I doubt he has any
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