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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Question What Do You Think Kailey is Crossed With???

So we've always been pretty sure Kailey has something in her other than GSD. Common guesses have included husky and malinois, but these never seemed right to us.

My receptionist at work has also worked part-time as a vet assistant for about eight years and as soon as she met Kailey a couple days ago the first words out of her mouth were "Oh neat, she's part Elkhound!".

Ummm....what? I had to Google them But when I saw the pictures I almost fell off my chair! Her colouring, face, and personality are identical to what I've seen and read! Main difference is that she is taller and more slender, and her tail isn't curled (but it IS ridiculously long and we always thought that was weird). So I don't doubt she has a lot of GSD still.

The coordinator of German Shepherd Rescue is curious now too, and is sending me a DNA test that a friend gave her to try out. We can't resist seeing what it says!

But in the meantime, what are your thoughts???? Is our beautiful girl the product of a GSD and Norwegian Elkhound mix?????

First, a couple Elkhound pics:
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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:56 PM
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And our Pretty Girl:

(including a comparison with a "standard" GSD)
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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:59 PM
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I see some resemblance in the facial area but not at all in the legs of your gal!

Shirley1011 has the most beautiful elkhounds I have ever seen...maybe see what her thoughts are??? It will be cool to see what she is based on the DNA test. How accurate are those tests...

I have some pics of Shirleys gang here somewhere from our visit transporting sweet Shast to her forever home...
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:02 PM
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heres one of Shirley's gang..
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Her legs remind me of husky legs?? and the wrinkly forhead whats with that?
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I was wondering about that too. Did someone have a fling with a Sharpei mix?
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Chase,a friend of mine had a GSD,with the same coloring as Kailey and he was a pure GSD.
I am certainly no expert,but I think she looks GSD.
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I see a possibility of Akita..
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I see some resemblance in the facial
I do too !
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Old February 13th, 2010, 06:16 PM
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The results of the test could certainly be very interesting! Not that it actually matters to us, but I think it will be fun to see what they say!
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Old February 13th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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Chase,a friend of mine had a GSD,with the same coloring as Kailey and he was a pure GSD.
I am certainly no expert,but I think she looks GSD.
I do believe she is mainly GSD.....but when compared to any GSD we know (Sylvie's foster, Sheba - above & Toonces' boy, Petey - below) it goes beyond the silver/cream sable coulouring.....the structure of her head and body seem pretty different. But I did some research a while back and I know that, although rare, some GSDs do have this colouring.
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