My name is Melissa, or Mo as my friends call me lol
I have lurked on the board for a while on the phone app, but decided to contribute (Hopefully lol) and get some advice
I live in the U.P (Upper Penisula of Michigan) And I have been looking into diffrent dog breeds for...Oh geesh lol a very long time lol I live with my nine year old son, our two cats, and a Toy Poodle named Kira, although she has been pretty much pupper-napped by my boyfriend
. He just adores her, and she him. They clicked. She is his heart dog, even though he wont admit it lol
But anyways, I have been looking on getting second dog to add to my family for some time now, and I have finally decided on a German Shepherd after much research. I had a German Shepherd mix growing up, and he was the best dog. He was only a few months old when he rounded up our 25 baby chickens and kept them confined to his bed on the porch. He was also only a few months old when my dad, who wasnt around much walked up to my then 6 year old sister in the front yard, and Tyller was confined to the front porch. HE was not happy, and alerted us to the fact that a stranger (To him) was in the yard, after my sister. Any ways, he was always there, and a big part of my life growing up
. I have never forgoten him, and I am.....considerably older now lol
Anyways, moving on. I have a few questions.
Every one says that males and females are diffrent in temperment. Im curiouse as to how exatly?
I read alot of breeders have working lines, Im wondering how exactly these differ, if any, from just a family pet. I want just a family companion aka furry family member lol I kinda figure that the working lines are going to be more hyper and more driven?
Whats a good way to wear out a puppy? Exspecially with the winter weather? Like today it was -23. What are some good games that not only work the body, but work the mind? A tierd puppy is a happy puppy
Well, I think thats about it. Thanks for reading all this, and hopefully replying. If there is anything you would like to add, feel free. I love hearing stories, brags, any thing. Im exspecially interested in stories about your dogs and kids
Thank you again.