Blue Bay Shepherds

The Blue Bay Shepherd was named for their origin in Palm Bay, Florida and the blue German Shepherd Dogs in their ancestry. The goal is to produce dogs that are wolf-like in appearance but easier to care for than wolfdogs. There are very few of these dogs on the ground currently, as the first puppies were born in March of 2011 to three pairs of foundation animals.

The history of the Blue Bay Shepherds dogs does contain wolf heritage, but they should be suitable for anyone with experience with dogs like the German Shepherd Dog. This breed has well-bred, low-drive, pet quality GSDs in their ancestry, so should not be overly protective, shy or sharp in temperament. Blue Bay Shepherds are intelligent and willing to please, catching on to training quickly. Given the opportunity, these dogs could excel in any working or training activities that do not require aggression. Temperament of a Blue Bay should be friendly and outgoing , this gregarious nature will extend also to strangers if well socialized with different people, animals and situations from puppyhood.

The Blue Bay is capable of sharing a home with smaller pets like cats if raised with them from an early age. However, they can be destructive when bored, so require plenty of exercise as well as appropriate activities to do when unsupervised.

Blue Bay Shepherds come in long, plush and shorter coat lengths as well as a variety of colors, but all will be shades of blue (diluted black pigment in skin, eyes and coat) in coloration. The available coat colors are solid blue, blue sable, as well as blue and tan. Future breedings may also produce whites masking blue, bluefawns, and blue platinums. Eyecolor at maturity should range in shades of light gray-green to gold in coloration. Young Blue Bay puppies have light blue eyes, this color will change to the adult coloration as they mature. Although the dilute gene can be problematic in some other breeds of dogs, it does not affect the health of the Blue Bay Shepherd. Overall this should be a very healthy breed, suitable for people who want a large, friendly, intelligent, engaging dog with wolf-like looks.”

This page was written by Sheryn Robinson, reviewed by Vicki Spencer (breed founder)
Image Courtesy of Blue Bay Shepherds

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