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Old 03-12-2010, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I was just wondering how you ended up with your first GSD? Did you plan on getting a GSD? Did you find one and he/she became yours? Were you looking to get any dog and saw him/her in a shelter? I think these kinds of stories are interesting and we can learn a little bit more about each other.
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My dad talked about getting a GSD ever since I was a kid. He got me wanting one so bad. 15 years later, I finally have Damian!
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Mine was a rescue from the streets. A shop owner was feeding her behind his building, and my grandfather just picked her up and brought her home one day.

I was actually afraid of her at first... now I can't have imagined my life without her.
Lordy how I miss that dog
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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DH went to the Humane Society to get another cat, back when we were dating and not living together. He went home with a HW+ 80lb WGSD named Ellie. Prior to that he had English Mastiffs, we were both impressed with the trainability of the GSD. (Although Ellie ended up having some rpetty severe anxiety)

I liked his dog so much that I got Argos. He was my first dog ever. My family didn't have mammals as pets growing up. We wanted a male puppy and after being turned down from all our local purebred rescues because we didn't have a fenced in yard, we went to a local breeder and got Argos. I love that dog. It was such an ordeal to find him that I think it must have been fate. Hard to think it was only 3 years ago, he's changed my life so dramatically.

And now we have 4...
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Here's a good thread with lots of answers to a similar question.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...lved-gsds.html
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As a kid, my mom went to a breeder and got the one I grew up with. Brutus was a fabulous dog.

Jazz, I got from Frederick County Animal Control.

If I ever get another dog, it will be a GSD.
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I left a note under my pillow and the stork brought me Rex in a wicker basket. lol Actually I had been wanting one for 4-5 years but never really intentionally searched for one then one day a breeder had mentioned his on Craigslist (which isn't allowed) and I saw it 5 minutes before it was taken off the site.

I was skeptical of it being off CL but when I went and saw his dogs I was so impressed I couldn't say no and Rex suprises me everyday with his manners and inteligence.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My parents are breeders... eventually everybody in the family ended up with one.
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I lost my big Walker Coon Hound. Trouble a week before Thanksgiving (RIP). My mom knew I was looking for another big dog. I had looked at rotties, mastiffs, and other large breeds. Then my mom asked me if I liked GSDs I told her of course. She told me some friends of hers had a pair and was gunna breed them. And that they would give me one. The rest is history I bring Uley home the end of april.
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I came home from the hospital as a newborn to the big slobbering kisses of a black sable GSD. There's only a couple of years of my life where I didn't have one - I had a Siamese cat then!
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