Niko is J's Grandsire - interesting. And I remember your girls' litter - I was pretty upset when I saw she bred Star so soon after Jaegers' litter. And right back to the same blood that produced Jaeger - after I had told her he had some real temperament issues. I don't think she is breeding anymore, maybe something happened with one of her dogs that made her catch on she was not doing right by them.
I actually really wanted Star, but I never got around to talking to Kim about her because I still had two female dogs of my own and didn't want to bring a strange adult girl in.
Jaeger got progressively worse with his shyness as he got older, it peaked at about 8-10 months, and now at four years he is manageable, but I've also had to completely rearrange my life around him. In fours years, I've gone out of town without him once and worried the whole time. He is not all bark, and I have the broken metacarpals to prove it, when I blocked him from biting some drunk a-hole who wouldn't back off.
And that is pretty crazy - my parents bought be Jaeger after a real tragedy with our Pit Bull, and she had to be put down. Not as a replacement, but if I didn't have something to keep my mind off of her I don't know what I would have done. Shortly after we brought him home our elderly female GSD passed away and that did have a negative effect on him, since he looked up to her. Also, that old girls' name was Dutch, pretty odd coincidence. Dutch shares a TINY bit of blood with Jaeger (and your girl), VIA Cobert's Reno of Lakeside. He was Dutch's Grandsire and is several Generations back in J's/your girl's ped.
SEL CH (US/CAN) Cobert's Reno of Lakeside
I'd love to see pictures of your girl!
This is Jaeger as of today:
If not for his temperament issues he'd be perfect, he's the silliest, most loving, happy dog - as long as he is comfortable.
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