I haven't read as far as what anyone had to say, but boy do I love the look of that dog !
I find him gorgeous!
I love him with all my heart, he came from a breeder, I did my research.His temperament is lacking (he has a noise phobia, and anxiety issues, reactive..) She told me he was alot more standoffish than the others, and gave me an option to back out before I got him, I was already in love
I accept him with his faults, lord knows I have mine as well, LOL!
Anyway... this thread is kinda hard to stomach. Just because someone wants a dog with a certain look, and isn't finding that in the rescues doesn't mean they are bad, rotten, or evil...
I love ALL Shepherds. I grab 'em and save 'em whenever, wherever. My current rescueish girl is running me 3 shades past ragged. And I love her. She destroyed crate number 3 tonight...
However, when I purchased Axel, from a breeder, I wanted A GOOD LOOKING MALE. And a pup. I paid my pretty penny for him.. I'm not ashamed of it either. I know where my heart is. I love the breed, and will not turn my back on any of them, even if I can't be the forever home. That's just me.
Rescues are a mystery. Yes, they are evaluated, but you just don't truly know them until you have them. My last was EXTREMELY male on male aggressive. A doll with people, kids, everyday activities... but he would just explode on my other male for no predictable reason and try to kill him. I knew there could be such an issue when I got him, given his life in the puppy mill.. didn't matter. He now lives in a home with no other dogs, and is adored. Such is life.
I was up for that.
Because the guy said he wants a dog that will alert does not mean he wants an aggressive dog...
Come on guys. He wants a dog that he can look at (I stare at Axel and adore his looks on a da
ily basis), and be proud, and the loyal protector a GSD is supposed to be. I'm not sensing anything wrong with that.
It's sad that alot of rescues don't look awesome..and there are reasons they dont, but not everyone is cut out to fix em.... I see alot of dogs in CA shelters on my FB that look like showdogs.
Anyways... LOL! I am sure the dog is out there that will fit for him. I'm still thinking retired show dog would do nicely...
I can't get Nala to hold still for a decent picture... but I bet she would be on the shabby list, and I actually think shes a pretty nice looking working line female. I love that silly bitch
She's keepin my feet warm right now....