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Ponys
Jan. 8, 2009, 06:21 AM
I have 4 Shepherd Dogs; I breed here.
I like this dogs overall:yes:
In April go a little black dog to USA! :yes:
Best Regards
Silvia
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v.d. Frankenhöhe
www.gestuet-frankenhoehe.de
Schäferhunde;)

HalfArabian
Jan. 8, 2009, 09:53 AM
I love the pictures of your dogs on your website! I have a German Sheperd dog.(Black and tan). This breed is so intelligent and loyal. I cannot believe I can tell my Shadow to go to the truck and she will!

Karen

HydroPHILE
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:45 AM
I had a solid black female German Shepherd who was bred and imported from Belgium. I got her when she was 10 years old (given to me by someone who said she was "6 years old" with a sad past) and was owned by her until she passed away last year. I am now a personal friend of her original breeder/handler in Belgium :)

amdfarm
Jan. 8, 2009, 12:11 PM
I had an older black female GSD that I adopted from a rescue. Her elderly owner couldn't care for her anymore. She was a wonderful dog. However her life w/ me was cut short as she escaped from the house (tore through the screen window) and was hit by a car, which she passed on from. I was devastated when I came home from work and she was GONE. I also had a coated black and cream female at the same time. Super, super dogs. I want another so badly. I lost my male in the summer of '07 and I miss him terribly.

MistyBlue
Jan. 8, 2009, 12:17 PM
LOVE GSDs...here's my boy Chase:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/MistyBlue5105/IMG_1143Copy.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/MistyBlue5105/img_0903.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/MistyBlue5105/img_0927.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/MistyBlue5105/SleepyChase.jpg

HydroPHILE
Jan. 8, 2009, 12:42 PM
However her life w/ me was cut short as she escaped from the house (tore through the screen window) and was hit by a car, which she passed on from.

That must have been awful! That's why my dogs are crated when I leave them home alone or all of the windows/doors securely locked. Friend of mine has a hound mix notorious for ripping through screens.

asb2517
Jan. 8, 2009, 01:11 PM
German Shepherds are the best...I had to put my boy down last April. He was 12 1/2. He was absolutely the most intelligent dog I have ever had. He just seemed to know what I wanted him to do. In fact, he was so smart that I was scared to get another one...I was worried the new one wouldn't measure up, so I got a Mastiff instead. But I do want another Shepherd someday...it was just too soon I think.

MistyBlue
Jan. 8, 2009, 01:37 PM
I tend to do the same asb...I rarely get the same breed of dog twice unless I have multiples of the same breed at the same time. I tend to worry that I may subconsciously try to compare the new dog to the late one.

asb2517
Jan. 8, 2009, 04:10 PM
That's what I was worried about. I figured I'd be thinking "Now Sam sure wouldn't have done that...why is this puppy so dumb!" Even if the puppy was just being a puppy! I sure miss my Sammy though...:(

BTW MistyBlue - your boy is beautiful!

MistyBlue
Jan. 8, 2009, 04:28 PM
Thanks...he is a cutie pie! Such a sweet boy too. Our last dog was a Malamute and was the first pet my husband ever had. I didn't want him to compare any new dog to Kodiak either and we also wanted something "smaller." Kodi was 164 lbs, Chase is only 100 lbs. Hubby was devastated over the loss of Kodi, Chase has gone a long way healing our hearts and I think part of that is that there is never any comparison. They look and act nothing alike at all.
This is our late, great Kodiak enjoying his favorite thing, snow!
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/1280082129058690718EZtLkr?vhost=pets
Here's Kodi with his one and only buddy he had Tucker..the neighbor's lab x pit. Tucker is 115 lbs...Kodi was a *big* boy:
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/1207302752058690718UvSBQv?vhost=pets
Here's Chase when we brought him home:
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/1234905423058690718DRnBmt?vhost=pets

asb2517
Jan. 8, 2009, 04:40 PM
Kodi could have been a twin to a dog my Grandpa had when I was growing up. His name was Klondike and boy he loved the snow too! He used to pull me all over town when I was "walking" him! :lol:

Awww...gotta love those Shepherd ears!!!

myalter1
Jan. 8, 2009, 04:50 PM
I have two GS right now - a 1 1/2 yr old male and a 7 yr old female...they are the best. we had another male, Arco, who we had to put down at 13 - he was a once in a lifetime dog...he opened the refrigerator, the stove, the cabinets, adn would take food out....my 1/2 JRT 1/2 corgi would steal the vegetables and arco would eat the meat! He was so so so smart...We love all our dogs, but i don't think anyone will compare to him...will try to post pics. I miss him....

myalter1
Jan. 8, 2009, 04:57 PM
here's my old male, Arco...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=133942&l=231a1&id=1556442252

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=133943&l=1fe3c&id=1556442252

and here's my new male, Kip Dynamite....

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=133946&l=d806e&id=1556442252

Reds-n-Greys
Jan. 8, 2009, 05:00 PM
I was terrified of GSD's growing up - I was chased by my neighbor's dog who thought our lower pasture was his territory.
Anyway, my sister used to dog sit for a black GSD and I admit, the old memories were right there. But, as I got to know her, Devon was the best GSD ambassador ever. What a lovely lady - so loyal and just wanted to be loved. She really made me a fan. Sadly, she crossed the bridge in the fall. But she left lots of fond memories!

amdfarm
Jan. 8, 2009, 07:02 PM
That must have been awful! That's why my dogs are crated when I leave them home alone or all of the windows/doors securely locked. Friend of mine has a hound mix notorious for ripping through screens.

Yes, it was. But you know what. She wasn't left home alone. My husband worked nights and was in bed when I left for work (I only worked for hour days.) She was in our bedroom so I thought all would be well. Hindsight, she was VERY attached to me. I only had her for SIX days. Feeling awful doesn't even describe it. And not much longer after her death, I lost the other one, maybe a month. She died of an embolism. It was so heartbreaking. I contacted the breeder of the coated female and got put on the waiting list for another coated (not always easy when you have only one coated parent, but I was hopeful.) A month later she called and had a litter w/ one coated pup, a male, and he's the one I lost in the summer of '07. He was 12yo so he had a good long life. He ended up being a nephew of the female coated I'd lost, so keeping it in the family was great. Wonderful dogs.

Here's the male teddy bear. My son would "ride" him when he was a baby. Dallas would lay down and my son would crawl all over him and sit on him. It was cute. I have a pic of that in my kitchen.

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/amdfarm/dal1.jpg

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/amdfarm/dal2.jpg

Full body shot.
http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/amdfarm/dalsnow2sm.jpg

I'm hoping to contact the breeder yet again in hopes of getting another one. I feel so lost w/out a GSD, though I do love my English Setter, lap dog mutt and the Mastiff I co-own w/ my BF. His name is Donk. :) I call him Badonkadonk. :D

What beautiful Shepherds everyone. :sadsmile: Oh and Kodi, too. I used to raise Siberian Huskies.

HydroPHILE
Jan. 9, 2009, 10:17 AM
1st German Shepherd I owned:

Levi: I bought Levi from a less than reputable lady. He was 8 (I believe) at the time, and she "had to sell him to make a truck payment." Same lady is now a BYB'er of German Shepherds:

LEVI (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/wildernessk9sar/levi-1-1.jpg)

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Ursel: Then I found "Ursel" in some guy's backyard. The owner I got her from found her on Craigslist. The owner said she was 6 years old, titled, and they had to rehome her because their other dog didn't like her. Warning: GRAPHIC. I have Before and After photos of her. The guy I got her from threw her in his backyard and left her there to "be a guard dog." Ursel was actually 10 years old - not 6 years old.

BEFORE PICTURES-I took her to a friend's house that is a vet tech that night:
Body Shot - BEFORE (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/wildernessk9sar/Ursel4.jpg)

Rear Shot - BEFORE (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/wildernessk9sar/ursel1.jpg)

MIDWAY PICTURES-we dewormed her, we fed her, we gave her medicated baths and gave her flea/tick prevention:
ALMOST THERE (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/wildernessk9sar/urselnew.jpg)

AFTER PICTURE:
AFTER picture (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/wildernessk9sar/ursel.jpg)

When I traced Ursel's history, it was discovered she was bred, titled, and imported from Belgium. She was purchased by someone who never fully paid for her (there was some sort of $$$/puppy deal or something). She was then passed around in the States as a breeder, overbred. She was advertised incorrectly for titles/competitions in which she did not compete, bred by backyard breeders, and somehow she ended up in Georgia. When I got her scorebook, it was discovered she was multi-titled in Schutzhund-3, Kkl1 dog, and a variety of other things.
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Tobey: Tobey would be one of my two heart-dogs. I found Tobey on Craigslist when he was 10 months old. He had EPI, and when it was diagnosed, the owners dumped him off at a vet hospital at age 5 months and never came back for him. He was 40-something pounds because the vet clinic didn't understand how to feed an EPI dog. I had him until he was 19 months old. In a matter of a couple of days, his weight had dropped drastically. I rushed him two days in a row to an emergency vet clinic. He had stopped eating, was lethargic, vomiting, and just not acting right. He had no obstructions, but the vet told me something else was going on. $4000 later that night, the decision was made to euthanize Tobey as he was worsening as we were there, and the vet said there was "something else going on" and he "couldn't assure me that Tobey would be okay even after opening him up for exploratory surgery."

Tobey (blk/tan) and a friend's White German Shepherd (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/wildernessk9sar/kids2.jpg)

Tobey - a few weeks after I got him (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/wildernessk9sar/tobey5.jpg)

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Because I have Cash now (Pitbull) I help people with training their German Shepherds and voluntarily train with tracking and trailing for Search and Rescue.