I have found this German Shepherd for sale on a website, and they claim that he is a pure bred, but he does not have any papers. I know papers are the sure way to tell that he is a purebred, but what other characteristics can I look for? Such as physical traits or anything else…
Thanks a bunch
You cannot prove a dog is ‘purebred’ without any legit registration papers. AKC, CanKC, UKC, FCI etc. Any other dog labelled as being purebred isn’t in the sense that yes, it can walk like a GSD, bark like a GSD and poop like a GSD, but without legit papers you don’t REALLY EVER know exactly if it is purebred. Anyone could tell you anything, even if it looked exactly like the picture of a GSD in a Dog Breed Book…who knows it could have another breed mixed with it somewhere. You just NEVER know.
Plus irresponsible breeders only breed GSD’s without legit registration. I wouldn’t purchase a dog from any breeder who did not register their puppies with the above registries and did all the necessary health tests for this breed. This breed is known for have MANY health problems…not something I would care to take lightly personally.
Contact your local breed club. Or the German Shepherd Club of Canada or America for reputable breeders. They will able to put you in the right direction.
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