After my post on guard dogs and not wanting one for a while, we've rehomed a 12 week old puppy today however where we got her from wasn't certain on her breed. They said some GSD but not sure what else. She looks like she has some mastiff in her to me but I'm not certain.
Picture is on my profile for anyone who wants a guess. Any name suggestions would be good too.
P.S. This isn't a thread about where we got her, backyard breeders, puppy farms and the like, purely a thread about her breed (and to show her off a little!)
A friend said she looks a lot like a Ridgeback, zonedout. She doesn't have a ridge but I guess that could be because she's probably a cross. The only way to tell whether she's mastiff or ridgeback will be when she's fully grown I guess?
I met a Ridgeback last week, and there are similarities in the wrinkles on the head and the colouring. He was 7 years-old and a lovely natured, friendly dog. Tall but lean. She looks adorable, but at 12 weeks she is still just a baby, and teething will begin at 13 weeks and be finished at 6 months. Good luck!
She gorgeous and is the picture of my old Boxer x GSD dog, although he was quite a bit bigger than her at 12 weeks. Carrying him around for socialisation before his vaccinations were complete did both mine and dh's backs in.
He looked like a thicker set Ridgeback without the ridge. You couldn't really see much of the shepherd in him, although we were told many times you could sometimes see the GSD 'wisdom' in his eyes. He did however, despite appearing smooth coated, have the GSD undercoat that shed carpetloads.
Over the years we had so many people have stand up arguments with us that he must be a Ridgeback cross, but we knew his background, as we met both mum and dad (mum was the boxer, dad was the GSD).
I wish I had a picture on this computer that you could see how similar he looked to your girl look.
Do come back and let us know the results if you decide to do the DNA testing thing.
He was a very special boy and I hope your girl brings as much fun and happiness to your family as he did to ours.