Belgian Shepherd Mix? Questions

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  1. Mary25

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    Belgian Shepherd Mix?

    Hello!
    In February of 2015 we rescued the most shy dog in the pound, he was scared of everything literally. We took him home and it took him a little while to get used to people, especially males, he used to be scared of my husband for months and months. With a time he started feeling better about people and actually started liking a company. We believe he was abused badly with the previous owners, he was so skinny, had anxiety issues and was afraid of everything.
    As a time passed by he got over a lot of things, he is a different dog now, a happy dog, IMG_5318.JPG IMG_7436.JPG IMG_5348.JPG IMG_5318.JPG IMG_7436.JPG IMG_5348.JPG IMG_5318.JPG it took him about 6 month to start barking and being protective over his territory. But oh man, how smart he is! I taught him so many tricks in no time, he just gets everything...
    Pound and vet told us that Belgian Shepherd is his prime breed. But I was just wondering who he could be mixed with... I would think with German because he is really smart, but where is he getting those absolutely adorable fluffy ears?? I would be happy to hear any opinions! Thank you!
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    Collie x Shepherd springs to mind
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    I am inclined to agree, GSD x working sheepdog, which is a good working cross. I can't see any Belgian type in those photos.
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    I also cannot see any Belgian Shepherd in him, the nearest being a Groenendael which also has a long black coat, but a Groenendael has upward facing pricked ears which are not fluffy.

    He also does not have a Belgian Shepherd shaped head, so I agree with Tina [6JRT's] and Carole that he is probably a GSD x working Border Collie.

    But if he is smart as you say and you love him whatever he is, does it really matter what cross breed he is? He is rather handsome whatever he is. :)
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    Thank you ladies for your responses! I'm just curious about what he could be, but I do believe in what you said, he played with a BSD once and there was nothing much in common between them. But he is a great dog, that's what matters.
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    I have a Groenendael who is 11 and has cancer. He was also a rescue. I am not sure he is a pure breed, but he is real close. He had the droopy ears, and always the beautiful sad at first, then inquisitive eyes. He was also malnourished and all of the things that come with a rescue. Your dog definitely has a piece of Belgian in it. It will show more and more.

    My dog is Mingus by the way, you guys can feel free to send him positive energy.
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    Welcome to the forum Patrick.
    Best wishes for you and Mingus. Have you been given a prognosis?
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    Welcome Patrick and Mingus. Good wishes to you both and hope he does well.
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    Thanks Carole. He had surgery a few months ago to remove his left anal gland, but he has already had a recurrence. He is on chemo now, and I know it is just a matter of time. I am just enjoying what time I have left with him.
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    Hello Patrick - little Tikva and I are sending lots of positive energy and vibes for Mingus, and I hope that however long you have left with him will be happy and enjoyable for both of you.

    Please give him a gentle cuddle from me - and ear twiddles if he likes them.
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    Thank you Malka,

    His blood work came back normal, so I will put him through another 2 week cycle of chemo, then he gets another physical exam.

    I finally dragged my hard drive in here so I could show you guys what he looks like.

    Mingus.jpg
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    That look of his always reminds me of Caesar from the new Planet of the Apes movies.
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    Patrick - he is gorgeous, and Tikva and I are still sending positive vibes for him. He looks like a glorious cuddle pup and I feel like I want to reach out through the monitor screen to hug him.

    But as I cannot, please do it for me?
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    He is lovely. Best wishes for the next round of chemotherapy.

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