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Old 03-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all!

My name is Dallas, i live in a mountain town under Mt. Rainier in Washington State, about 45 minutes south of Tacoma.

I'm 25 years old, have never really been a dog person, that is until I started volunteering at a local island Wolf sanctuary, and an Alaskan Husky named Amiak and the Border Collies won me over. I was looking to get a Husky, but in November of 2010, a female black German Shepherd came into my life. I was living in Tacoma at the time while visiting my parents back home for turkey day, and suddenly a small, 10 week old black GShep came into the room, and I did a bit of a double-take. At first I was all, "Oh god, what kind of mutt did you get", but when i looked at her, i almost looked away but she did one of the shepherd head cocks, and that was it, she was mine! i instantly fell in love for her and GShep's in general. When my living situation in Tacoma fell apart the month after, I pretty much moved back home just to be with her and raise her out in the woods and not the city. My dad had named her 'Fricks', but I thought that was stupid and changed it to 'Fritz'. At least it's an actual German word.

Fritz is now all of a year and a half years old, and she is the light of my life. She comes from Czech working lines and E. German show lines. Since raising her, I've lost my mind on GShep's. I've adopted a pure white male named Lanzo, who is 2 and a half. Typical American lines, nothing special but is a great alarm dog and a sweetheart. I'm an advocate to discourage the irresponsible and improper breeding of GShep's, and to help lower the numbers born with the health issues we see today and for a long time now.

I'm also an advocate for having wolves back into our forests, and have been participating in being a voice at the public meetings.

I currently at a spay/neuter clinic in Tacoma called Coalition: HUMAnE. I love the jobs, especially when GShep's are brought in. I'm also a lover of heavy metal, extreme metal and other worldly music.

Anyone local on here? Would love to meet others and their GSheps.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fritz as a pup and me, sleeping.


Fritz, her mom Akyha and Fritz' brother Yogi. 2/12


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Fritz and I, spring of 2011


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Lanzo, fall of 2011


Fritz and Lanzo, xmas of 2011
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hello dallas; great pictures, both of your dogs look so happy and of course the scenery doesnt look so bad either
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Hello neighbor (kinda). I'm near Seattle. There are a more than a few fellow Washingtonians here from both sides of the Cascades. Great photo of the threesome.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks! Would love to meet and get sheps together with anyone who is in or coming through Pierce county. I'm in Eatonville.

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Hi, nice to meet you. I'm in Washington, too, up in Snohomish County. Love your dogs.
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Hi & welcome, lovely dogs!!
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You have some beutiful dogs. I love the picture of you and Fritz sleeping...very very cute!
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Any know where on these forums might be a section just for pacific NW members?
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Welcome from a fellow metal fan in Texas! Do you have a copy of Fritz's pedigree? I'd be interested to see it as I'm not familiar with East German Show lines.
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