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Mystery Dog

By ringyneck  
While out and about on one of my landscape missions I came upon him and his owners.I managed to get a couple of pics while they told me about his breed after I called him an Alsation.
Just for fun can anyone name the breed.....

Please see LARGE + F 11

P.S.Having a feetup weekend due to the pesky insects.

Tags: Dog But I Know Now Mystery Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: Moj_o, Ray42, CarolG and 21 more


CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
26 Jun 2010 5:20PM
He looks like a cross between a alsatian/border collie/husky! Whatever he is, he's beautiful, and you have captured him so well. Carol
Carrie_1 11 2 6 Wales
26 Jun 2010 6:23PM
He looks like a Hungarian wolf dog, but still looks good.
Jo12 11 England
26 Jun 2010 6:54PM
He's cute, what gorgeous markings!!!
Very well captured!
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 7:36PM
great looking dawg is it a german shepherd - just thought I would throw that one in
Adderwatcher 12 60 19 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 7:54PM
Cattle dog of some kind?! whatever! hes one handsome pup either way, lovely captures.
Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
26 Jun 2010 8:16PM
Very striking dog, with great markings, is it one of the wolf beeds like the Tamaskan? It could also be a cross husky and gsd.
Lovely shots though. Ann
astyag 14 12
26 Jun 2010 8:20PM
Indeed a beautiful dog
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
26 Jun 2010 9:09PM
Well he's a handsome animal and you have done him well. German Shepherd??
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 9:24PM
Thanks everyone.....he was about the frienliest dog I have ever met.....I suppose down as much to the owners as the breed.

Thanks for all who joined in the guessing game but will only give a clue for now...Originally a Male German Shepherd was bred with a mystery female.
It was done in a European country but not hungary.

ps thanks astyag for the bought out some great detail.
maggieh 13 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 9:58PM
V1 is a great portrait of man's best friend. Who could resist him.
moiral 11 12 Scotland
26 Jun 2010 10:26PM
Great shot. Was the female a great dane? Moira
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 10:39PM
Thanks again...
No sorry Moira........

ptitcendrier 12 25
26 Jun 2010 10:55PM
he's not a pure German shepherd; the nose and the ears are typical for a gsp, but the legs are too thin. looks to me like a cross between a german shepherd, a husky and a hound...
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 11:04PM
No.....start thinking out of the frame a bit !!!!!!!

Gezina 15 3 6 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 11:13PM
Whatever the breed he is beautiful and V2 is just stunning - Ina
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2010 12:41AM
wonderful captures
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
27 Jun 2010 3:44AM
Two different but equally attractive portraits of this handsome have captured its attentive 'pose' so well in these shots. Very nice work, Keith.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
27 Jun 2010 6:13AM
My final guess is german shepherd X husky.
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2010 2:42PM
Thanks everyone.......and the answer is.......


In 1921, Dutch breeder Leendert Saarloos started crossbreeding a German Shepherd Dog male to a female Eurasian Wolf (Canis lupus lupus). He aimed for an improved version of the German Shepherd Dog which would be immune to distemper, and succeeded insofar that the Saarlooswolfdog we know is a strong imposing dog, but it kept its wolflike characteristics; it is cautious, reserved and lacks the ferocity to attack; it is not the dog that Leendert Saarloos hoped to get. His theory was also proven wrong, as nearly all the first generation hybrids succumbed to distemper. Until Leendert Saarloos died in 1969, he was in full control over the breeding of his "European wolfdog". The Dutch Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1975. To honor its creator they changed the name to "Saarlooswolfdog". In 1981 the breed was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). In the past, some Saarlooswolfdogs were trained as guide dogs for the blind and rescue dogs. They are very rare and purebreds can cost up to $2,000.
The Saarloos is a fairly large dog, up to 76 cm at the shoulder and weighing up to 45 kg. The muzzle is wide, and the ears pointed and held erect. It is an athletic dog in build, with medium bone, and a strong and muscular body. Its coat is short and dense, providing superb protection from the weather. The colour of the dog's coat, however, can vary between black, tan, red, white, silver, or blue. The Saarloos has wolf-like expressions, as well as a wolf-like head.
Jestertheclown 13 8.5k 253 England
28 Jun 2010 12:22AM


I thought that all along . . .

. . . yeah, course I did!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
28 Jun 2010 10:34AM
Two wonderful doggy portraits, Keith.
TrevB Smile

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