huron, i have always thought of harley as a black and rust. i cannot find his AKC papers now that i need to look on them. what color would you classify him as. he is ten years old now and has darkened up from when he was younger.
yeah dusty..id say blk and tan..but..it can be kind of mahognony to a sand color...i got a dog that was registered already...they registered her as black..when she is a blk and tan too..so..it is only what box you pick when you fill it out..hes a nice looking boy...cant tell hes 10...looks good
thanks huron. he is in real good shape for his age. a little slow in getting up at times, but other than that he's healthy. thats why when i hear people say not to feed your dog table scraps, i have to chuckle. harley has had them since he was a baby. i free him the chicken soup kibble , but his main meals are whatever we have. he loves salsbury steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. the frenchies do to, but they would eat anything. especially rocky. he is a food pig..flat out lol
Harley is definitely a bl and tan. My old boy Chance was a black and red www.dogster.com/?131135.
Most of the people I know of seem to consider white shepherds almost as a different breed. I know two people that own them and they are a little different than most GSDs. And while different I see no general flaws except that I have never met one trained in search and rescue where I have seen several different breeds there.
Breeding white boxers is a huge annoyance to me. Here is a letter I just wrote in response to someone who was angry at the portion in my website saying to stay away from people breeding whites. I kept it this time, this isn't the first time (sorry it's so long) I have had to respond: ******************************************* I knew that part would offend some people, and while I hate doing that, it is my opinion, and goes with the American Boxer Club rules. Over the past 9 years of raising boxers I have only had 6 whites out of at least 150 puppies total. I don't kill them, it says on my puppy contract I am white boxer friendly and that as long as they are not deaf or blind they make as good of PETS as their colored littermates. I have had 3 of the 6 whites born this year. All from flashy to flashy parents. Which I try not to EVER do, because I believe strongly in not producing white puppies. Sometimes it is just hard to find a quality solid stud to breed with flashy bitches, but I know of one who should be getting his AKC Champion title next year, and he will solve a lot of my solid stud/ white puppy dilemma. I know of people who have Champion sired white puppies, which in theory would be nearly guaranteed to be better conformationally than an average boxer w/ no Ch. bloodlines. Everyone reputable I know would not sell those puppies with full breeding rights. Period. I had someone offer more money for one of my white girls to give them breeding rights and I said no thanks and waited another 3 weeks for someone else to buy her. I am okay with that. Also I am the first to admit that I have not PERSONALLY had any that were deaf or blind. However, I have a very close friend that had both white pups in a litter that were deaf. Another acquaintance out of state had a litter of 5 white puppies that were all deaf. She had them put down because she didn't feel that she could find enough special homes for all of them (which I didn't agree with). I also can't tell you how many people have come to me wanting to replace a white boxer that has only lived to 3-5 and then died of a skin cancer or heart problem. The bottom line is that white is not a trait that the majority of boxer breeders/owners and the ABC want to continue. To purposely go against breed standard I feel is not right. If you like the looks of a white boxer, then maybe an American Bulldog is a better choice. They look pretty similar and white is a standard color for them. Good luck with your puppy search.
Haven't read the replies here9just skimmed for a split-second).
I had a White German Sheppard,and saw her parents and both grandparents.....ALL AKC registered!!!! I couldn't find her papers when I had to rehome her years ago,but I do still have a couple of pictures of her that I'll post at a later time(not home,remember).
Anyway,she was born almost 7 years ago if I remember correctly. I purchased her from a breeder back home,in MS. This lady was the ONLY breeder of them at home back then....don't know about now.
They are beautiful! Mine(Sissy)was the best dog I had. She was very trainable,but I started as soon as I got her at 7 weeks old. I don't train one command at a time when I do train,I do them all,one right after the other.....and let me tell you,she picked up on it by the second time of being told/shown what was expected of her. She absolutely LOVED her human family.
Don't ask why I had to rehome her.....I'm still sad over it. But,she went to a couple with two children and e fenced in yard she could play in and she could stay inside with them as well.