I'm new around here!
Hello fellow GSD lovers,
My name is Jon and I found this site while doing some Google-ing around the net in my journey to get prepared to get my first GSD. I fell in love with GSD's when I was a very small kid and have fantasied of getting one ever since. I grew up with a variety of dogs but I always knew my dream would be to walk into my very first home for the first time with my new GSD by my side. I'm happy that this moment is approaching quickly!
I returned home from a combat tour in Afghanistan February of 2011. I am now engaged (getting married July 4th!) and my fiancee and I just submitted an offer for our first house! I've done a little research over the years but it's now time to prepare as much as I can so I can feel prepared and ready to get my first GSD in time to move in to our first home.
What am I looking for in my first GSD?
1. A companion! I'm going to be spending so much time playing, training and loving my GSD so I want one who will reciprocate these needs!
2. It's important to my my GSD will be very well behaved with kids, adults, cats and other dogs. My fiancee and I will eventually start our family and I'm looking to have my GSD be lovable towards our kids but also protective.
3. From the research I've done I believe the GSD I'm looking for would be a short coat, male saddle back.
There's a bit about me, I look forward to learning from fellow GSD lovers and eventually hope to share many great moments with you all.