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Shenzis_Mom
Just Whelped
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Tell us about yourself: Our little family just adopted a 3-4 month old DS from a local shelter. We are super excited to have her in our family now. She joins our 9 year old GS, 7 year old human boy, and mom and dad.

Shenzi

Post by Shenzis_Mom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:15 pm

This is our new pup. She is a spayed 3-4 month old. Listed at the shelter as DS. She weighed only 11 pounds on June 29th. We are fattening her up though! Being that she was from a shelter I have my doubts as the true breed, but what do you guys and gals think? ImageImageImageImageImage

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borellar15
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Tell us about yourself: Living in Austin, Texas with our two dogs Zoey(DS) and Tripper(lab mix). In college, I worked as a Handler and Assistant Manager of a training and daycare facility for 3 years where I've handled many working dogs.
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Re: Shenzi

Post by borellar15 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:25 pm

She could have some DS in her. She does seem to have some sort of shepherd in her. Her ears are a little different for a DS/ Mal but not all DS and mals have the pointy ears I suppose. Definitely seems mixed with something maybe a little boxer or pit or something idk. Either way welcome to the forum! One thing is for sure she is a cutie! Can't wait to see her once she gets eating and looks healthy!
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Shenzis_Mom
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Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:16 pm
Tell us about yourself: Our little family just adopted a 3-4 month old DS from a local shelter. We are super excited to have her in our family now. She joins our 9 year old GS, 7 year old human boy, and mom and dad.

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Post by Shenzis_Mom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:40 pm

Our GSDs ears didn't stand up until almost 5 months, so we assumed that would be the case for her as well. She is so super sweet!
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centrop67
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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.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: Shenzi

Post by centrop67 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:43 pm

Thank you for rescuing!

Shenzi looks a little young to try to identify the breed.

How long it takes for ears to stand up is a rather common question here on the forum and on some other DS groups.

Time and health will probably tell us how close Shenzi is to a DS.
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The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
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If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Shenzis_Mom
Just Whelped
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:16 pm
Tell us about yourself: Our little family just adopted a 3-4 month old DS from a local shelter. We are super excited to have her in our family now. She joins our 9 year old GS, 7 year old human boy, and mom and dad.

Re: Shenzi

Post by Shenzis_Mom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:49 pm

I am learning so much from this forum. So a big thank you to everyone!
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Steve Gossmeyer
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Re: Shenzi

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:27 pm

Pit or boxer mix no dutchie

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