Monday, 18 May 2015

German Shepherd 101 - Part 2: Shepherd Mixes

Hi everyone, and Happy Victoria Day! I hope your all enjoying this fantastic long weekend?
Some of you may remember back in February, I partnered up with Andrew from the site Shepped to bring you a bit of information about the German Shepherd breed. 
I am happy to share this new inforgraphic Andrew has created regarding the most popular mixes for a German Shepherd. I found some pretty interesting mixes in here, such as the Shug - and I have to be honest, I don't think I would condone that one at all. I love mixes or "mutts" as they are often referred to, but a pug and a shepherd? To me, that's just wrong. A large breed dog shouldn't be bred to a small breed, but I suppose that's just my opinion.


This infographic was created by Shepped.com.
Most Popular German Shepherd Mixes

Some pretty interesting information here about each mix, and I enjoyed learning a little more about the temperaments of each one of them.

*Once again, I want everyone to please note that I do not condone breeding for cosmetic purposes and/or two different breeds being put together which could potentially shorten their lifespan or bring any harm to either breed. xo




20 comments:

  1. Interesting infographic!! Some mixes I never knew existed involving GSDs.

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  2. Very cool infographic. Nice work. I always thought our Tino had shepherd in him, but is DNA test said otherwise.

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    1. Interesting because looking at pics of Tino, I would have thought the same thing I think. And thanks, although I didn't put this infographic together - Andrew from shepped.com did :)

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  3. I don't think I had ever heard of most of these! I agree....it doesn't make sense to me to breed a large and small dog together. Our late Lab mix Maggie also had some shepherd in her, along with golden. She seemed to be a really good mix with those three things, and was a great dog.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Yes, I have to say in all the Shepherd crosses I have met, they have all been super sweet, smart dogs. I just really hate to see when two breeds get mixed together for cosmetic purposes. A large and a small should not be bred together imo

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  4. We didn't realize that the shepherd was mixed with so many other breeds. The German Shepherd is one beautiful dog.

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    1. Yep, I actually think Shepherds may be one of the most common breeds to be in a mix.

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  5. Very interesting infographic, thank you for sharing it with us.

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    1. Your welcome JoAnn. I thought it was interesting too, even if I don't condone some of those mixes :/

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  6. My dad has always had German Shepard's ,but he doesn't at the moment,as the last one broke his heart when she passed away. another mix is the Timber Shep its a Timber wolf German Shepard mix,very intelligent dogs with an amazingly beautiful coat,xx Rachel

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    1. Interesting, and I bet that would be a stunning mix!
      So sorry for your dad :(

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    2. oh he has gotten over losing Tara,she was a gentle giant with a big bark to match her size but so gentle.Yes it is a stunning mix there used to be one around the corner from where my dad lived in Philly,so beautiful.xx Rachel

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    3. She sounds like she was a wonderful pup!

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  7. I have to say I do not condone intentionally mixing breeds together, at least not the way it is done these days.

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    1. No, I understand what your saying and I agree. What really gets me is these small breeds being mixed with larger breeds :( In my eyes that is just a horrible concept.

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  8. German Shepards are such beautiful dogs and are truly very protective.

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  9. What a great infographic! GSD's seem to be great dogs. I see many mixes and I always thought a husky/shepherd mix would be a perfect dog. But you never know what traits the dog would get??? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Actually, there are several Husky Shepherd crosses out there as well. They do make beautiful dogs I can tell you that, and the ones I have met, or have gotten to know on FB, they seem like very intelligent friendly dogs.
      So glad you enjoyed the infographic and a huge thanks for your comment over on 4knines!!

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