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I don't think it's possible to say with any certainty.

If this is a puppy you are thinking of buying, you should ask the breeder for evidence of the parents' pedigrees, as well as for the results of health tests on their hips, elbows and eyes.
Agree with this.
Also, check out the environment that the puppies are in. If it is dirty or crowded, do not get the puppy there.
And ask to see both parents, or at the very least the mother.
 

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Agree with all the above and will the additional.

1. If the price for the puppies is significantly lower than other pyppies of that breed, then run away. There is usually a reason and it is because they breed far more frequently, often don't even care if the parents are purebred, and they rarely put any money out for the health of the dogs.

2. If you are questioning whether the puppies are truly purebred shepherds, then you already have concerns about the ethics of the breeder. Find another breeder you can trust.

If the puppies are at a shelter or with a rescue group, then they shouldn't tell you they are purebred unless they have background knowledge of the puppies. If they are telling you "we think they are purebred" then adopt knowing there is a chance they aren't but loving them anyway.
 
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