Sami is a Kelpie / German Shepherd mix. She was named after her owner's favorite villainess, Sami Brady from the Days of Our Lives. Her owner states, "We rescued her from the shelter when she was about a year old and was a gift for my daughter's first birthday. They are inseparable. She is the most loving dog I've ever known, and loves to run and swim at dog beach in San Diego, where this picture was taken. We are lucky to have found her."
The Kelpie Shepherd is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Kelpie and the German Shepherd. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.