|Barked: Tue Apr 23, '13 4:09pm PST |
|I'm not sure why your post in the GSD forum was deleted either. Was wondering where it went.
Different lines of German Shepherds (American show, West German show, West German working, East German working, Czech) are all still GSDs and are all still considered purebred dogs, even if you have a mixing of the lines. Different bloodlines, one breed.
As Bianca said, there are German Shepherds of all size. Some people focus primarily on breeding for size, so you also see the so-called "old-fashioned" German Shepherds which are much larger and taller than the standard calls for. The majority of GSDs I see are actually oversized.
If the parents were actually registered, it's a little odd the litter wasn't registered and/or you weren't given papers when you bought him. But as long as you weren't planning to show in conformation or participate in other activities that require the dog to be purebred, it doesn't really matter if you can prove he is or not. He certainly looks pure, but he doesn't need to be purebred to be a service dog.
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