Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
I'll throw my 2 cents in as well,,first, Kelina has young dogs so she probably hasnt experienced the EXCESSIVE SHEDDING part yet, when someone says they don't shed, sorry it's just not true and/or they have youngdogs and haven't gone thru it yet...They shed ALOT and then they shed MORE if your ready to have dust bunnies floating around all day every day, a german shepherd is right for you....I have aussies, show coated aussies, and I'll tell you, my aussies shed 'nothing' compared to a gsd, when it's coat blowing time, it's 100 times worse..
Having that many young children, frankly, I would not bring in a GSD puppy, it's like have 4 one year olds. Puppies BITE, nip, need housetraining and need ALOT of plain old training, as well as socializing. Plus, young kids can be rough on puppies as they don't know any better either.
If you've had aussies, I'd stick with them until your children get older and you have ALOT of free time to work/spend with a german shepherd.
These dogs can be a dream or be a nightmare if you aren't prepared and willing to devote ALOT of time to them
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