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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 02:51 PM
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It's been a really long time, my GSD is going to be 5 years old in 2 months.

I can't recall when he started barking at noises but he was 16 months old when he showed real protectiveness and made these 2 crackheads back away from us. He really stepped up and became a guard dog when he was 4 years old. When he is out in the yard he makes sure everyone knows that he is there and that it is his yard. He puts on a really good show and people that don't know him are scared of him but he is actually a total sweetheart and great with people.

My Dalmatian puppy started barking around 5 months of age but when he is out in the yard he would kind of stay back and bark, now he stands next to Sinister and barks/raises his hair and acts like he would do something but again, he is extremely sweet and great with people.


Sinister ~ black male GSD 3.11.09
Draven ~ male Dalmatian 6.30.13
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