About German Shepherd Mixes

There are many fantastic German Shepherd mixes out there.  Keep reading to find out some fantastic information all about these German Shepherd mixes!

About German Shepherd MixesBefore delving into some information about the different German Shepherd mixes, you firstly need to understand what the difference is between a mongrel dog and a designer dog.

Most people think that crossing any two dogs will result in mongrel puppies.  This is not true at all!  If you cross two purebred dogs then the resulting puppies will be classed as designer dogs, whereas a mongrel is made up of more than two dogs.  For example if you crossed a purebred German Shepherd with a purebred Retriever then the resulting puppies would be classed as designer dogs as they are 50% of each breed.  However, if one of these resulting designer puppies were then bred with another German Shepherd then they would be classed as mongrels.  This is because the resulting puppies would be 75% German Shepherd and 25% Retriever.   Because of this reason, if you are thinking of adopting a designer dog, it’s important that you do your research to make sure that both parents are purebreds.  By doing this you will be guaranteed that your chosen puppy is definitely a purebred mix.

Now we have covered the differences between a designer dog and a mongrel dog, we can delve into information all about German Shepherd mixes.

The following is some interesting information on just some of the fantastic German Shepherd mixes out there:

  • When people talk about German Shepherd mixes, they will probably mention the Border Collie and German Shepherd mix.  This is because it is one of the most common. The German Shepherd and Border Collies are both highly intelligent and hardworking dogs.  Therefore their resulting mixed puppies also show these great traits.  As an added bonus, because of this intelligence, the resulting mixed puppies are relatively easily to train.
  • The German Shepherd and Labrador mix is also quite popular.  The resulting mixed puppies are very hard working and also quite easy to train.
  • When learning about German Shepherd mixes, you will also hear people talk about the German Shepherd and Husky mix.  The resulting puppies from mixing these breeds have some fantastic traits such as also being extremely hard working.
  • If you cross a purebred German Shepherd with a purebred Poodle, the resulting mixed dog is called a Shepadoodle.  The Shepadoodle is a highly intelligent dog and as a bonus sheds little to no hair.  They are also very social but enjoy their independence as well.

Remember, these are only a small handful of the many German Shepherd mixes out there.

There you have it – some fantastic information all about German Shepherd mixes and the difference between designer dogs and mongrels.  And remember, if you are thinking about adopting a designer German Shepherd mixed dog then do you research.  Make sure both sets of parents are definitely purebreds.  If you do this, then you should end up adopting a fantastic German Shepherd mix who will be a wonderful addition to your family.