German Shepherds?

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  2. Hi all! Have a new member of the family, he is a 7 5/7 week old german shepherd puppy. I will try to post a pic, if I can figure out how.

    Have a few questions for any of you familar with the breed.

    1. When do their eyes change colors? His are still a milky blue.

    2. What age do their "real colors" fully come out?

    3. If I can get pic to post, What color do you think he is?
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  3. 21 Comments

  4. by   Ortho_RN
    Hi.. Just wanted to say what a beautiful Shepherd. His colors are gorgeous. Hard to tell how their coat pattern will be when they grow up, but I'm sure he is gonna be beautiful.
  5. by   nursemary9
    Hi

    Sorry, I don't know anything about this breed.
    Just wanted to say,tho, he is so........... cute!!
    Good Luck with him!!
  6. by   Baby Catcher
    He's so cute. I just love new pets.
  7. by   Zee_RN
    He's beautiful! I'm no expert but it looks like he'll have the "standard" GSD colors.

    My GSD had her brown eyes when I got her at 4 months old. She's a nonstandard color as she is a "white" GSD which means she is actually a cream color--she has no brown or black whatsoever in her coat. The whites are not an AKC acceptable color (there are breeders who put them down at birth because of this -- in an attempt to keep the breed free of the white color).

    I just *love* my shepherd; what a wonderful dog she is! She's gentle and very nonaggressive but quite big (90 pounds) and intimidating looking with a ferocious bark and no bite. On the down side -- there is hair everywhere! GSDs have so much hair!!! I hope you have a great vacuum cleaner!

    Enjoy your puppy! What did you name him?
  8. by   suzanne4
    Too cute but he is bigger than both of my Yorkies together which are full grown!!!!
  9. by   nurseygrrl
    Brandy...how CUTE!

    Baby Catcher...Is that your cat in the avatar? That is too precious!
  10. by   theblondeone
    He's beautiful and he looks very similar to mine when he was that age. Mine is now 2 ys and 4 months. His eyes turned around 3 months to dark brown, his coat changed around 18months. He's still mosty black, with black face, back, hips, chest and tail with a tan tummy and legs. Mine is as sweet as all get out but dumber than a box of rocks. Too much inbreeding, I guess. Overall, they're a very gentle breed, good with kids and fiercly loyal. I love my big dummy!!! He's my cuddlepup. Best of luck with your new baby!!
  11. by   theblondeone
    Forgot to add, they can be extremely hyperactive and don't outgrow puppyhood until they're just about 2 if not longer and they chew and chew and chew. My shepherd chewed thru his metal barred large crate in less than 30 minutes and had proceded to tear thru several couch cushions, all while I was in the shower!! Hope you have a big back yard!!:angryfire
  12. by   BRANDY LPN
    HA HA HA speaking of vacuum cleaners and chewing the little stinker chewed the cord of my BRAND NEW vacuum into three pieces, luckily it wasn't plugged in.

    And about yorkies, My mom has yorkies (one is 7yr and a brand new pup) and I just rescued her another one which she will get as soon as we can get it healthy enough to travel. And the german shepherd is about 3 times as big as them.

    His name is Cedric (after a harry potter character). We also have a 7 month old cocker spaniel, his name is Zeke, was gonna attach pics of all of them but cant because pics are too big and I cant figure out how to resize them (my mom emailed them to me) but as soon as I figure it out I'll try to get them posted.
  13. by   BRANDY LPN
    Okay I think I have it all sorted out.

    the first one is my cocker spaniel
    the second is the shepherd at 5 weeks and the yorkie I got my mom at 8 weeks
    the third is the yorkie by herself
    Last edit by BRANDY LPN on Feb 28, '04 : Reason: messed up
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  14. by   BRANDY LPN
    This is the yorkie I rescued he is severely malnourished and anemic and has a congenital defect in his knees, he has been so abused but is the sweetest little guy.

    I really should have bought stock in Purina and one of those pet ins co LOL.
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  15. by   MryRose
    Awwwwwwwww they are so cute Brandy! I am a sucker for homeless critters myself.... I have a Shep mix, 2 small terriers and a rooster.... yes a real live chicken ! lol Hubby says "this is not a farm.... listen to me.... I said this is not a farm" lol

    Your little rescue guy looks so sweet.... he needs some lovin! You should get that Purina stock pretty soon... hee hee hee.... Your little GSD will be a big guy pretty quick!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose

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