My German Shepherd

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    Cathy New Member

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    Meet my German Shepherd - Skye. She's four years old and an absolute sweetheart. I've had her since 8 weeks and I drove 4 hours to collect her from a great family breeder. She has a superb temperement but is quite needy and can be a little overprotective. She's very gentle though and she comes with us everywhere - even into work.

    Here she is in the snow!
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    zararina Well-Known Member

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    Wow! She does not look cold at all. Lol
    She looks healthy and happy. Nice to see you here Skye. ;)
     
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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    That's a great looking dog. If you are looking for a dog that you can train easily, you couldn't have made a better choice. It's not a coincidence that German Shepherds are used by police and military forces all over the world. Here's a German Shepherd at work:

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    Oh, so she’s a constant companion. She looks soft, really, both in her looks and disposition. But she’s a German Shepherd so there’s no wonder she’s overprotective. How does she fair in travels?
     
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    She's very beautiful! I had a German Shepard/Labrador mix when I was younger she was the best dog I ever had!
     
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    I really like German Shepherds -- they are one of my favorite breeds. Did your dog look more like a German Shepherd or Lab? My first dog was a German Shepherd / Labrador mix. She was very intelligent and protective. I still miss my crazy dog.
     
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    Very nice German Shepherd. I love the photo.
     
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    She was black and looked more like a Lab. She was so easy to house break and I never had any trouble with her. She got very old and one day I let her out and when I went to let her back in a while later she had passed away in the yard. I was young and so upset. I remember thinking that I should have let her in sooner so she wouldn't have been alone.
     
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    My uncle used to breed German Shepherds. They were very expensive to upkeep. I had always wanted to get one but never got round to it. I closest I got to owning a dog that size is a Dobermann.
     
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    She is gorgeous. I have a Rott/Akita/German Shepherd mix. His name is Kasey. He is the biggest, sweetest, protective dog EVER! He has the body and coloring of a Rottweiler and the head of a German Shepherd. He is very protective of me. And his bark is very intimidating. I don't think anyone would even try breaking in to my house after hearing his bark! Is your girl smart and/or easily trained?
     
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    I haven't tried raising large dog but I really want to own one. I am considering German Shepherd or a medium size dog like Siberian Husky so that I can have a nice buddy whenever I jog during the morning.
     
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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    Just a word of caution about the Siberian Husky. From what I have read about the breed, it's not a dog for everyone. Siberian Huskies are very independent-minded and need strong owners to keep them in line. Also they need a lot of exercise to keep healthy.

    If you want a big dog that's easy to look after, consider a Golden Retriever. Like this one:
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    Isn't it simply adorable?
     
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    Yes it is! What a cute fluffy huge puppy! I am sure Golden Retrievers are loyal breeds and thanks for the information about Siberian Huskies. :)
     
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    Here's an adult Golden showing how friendly it is:
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    I agree about huskies! My daughter just got one and thought puppy is quite the handful! She is so stubborn and my daughter is having a difficult time getting her housebroken. I am supposed to puppy sit for her this weekend and I have to say I am NOT looking forward to it at all and I love puppies! LOL
     
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    She is a really cute and precious dog. So warm looking, and strong. I know you are enjoying this sweet baby in your life. I love dogs so much, and the picture is great.
     
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    Sounds like you have two choices. One, send the husky to a reliable dog training school. Or two, send your daughter to military-style training camp. She might come back with enough alpha-maleness to handle the husky. Oh, yes, you have a third choice, too. See if you can go back to where you bought the husky and get it swapped for, say, a Golden Retriever.
     
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    LOL! Well, the husky arrived today and it's already a pain in my butt! It was outside today for at least two hours and then came right in and proceeded to pee in my floor! I snatched it up told it no and stuck it back outside! It's the most hyper dog I have come across! Can dogs have ADHD?
     
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    Now to see whether you end up training the husky or the husky end up training you. Maybe you should look at it as a challenge. Not to your sense of belonging on an elevated position on the scale of higher intelligence but rather as a challenge to strength of your love versus your patience.
     
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