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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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When I was a child I had a beautiful GSD puppy who put his feet on the windowsill to look at someone pulling in the driveway and mom got rid of him. I was heartbroken being an only child and losing my best friend in a week.
Then I got a gorgeous GSD puppy when I moved out and was married and my husband ran him over in our car.

Later on I had Dobermans. I bred my pair a few times and whelped for some show owners. My last one passed on and I didn't get another.
A breeder of Min Pins knew my reputation as a quality breeder and gave me her Min Pins because of her health and age. I found homes for all but 2 and bred them for some awesome babies, but my heart wasn't into the smaller breed. I gave my pair to a wonderful woman and they now sleep in her bed

That brings me to today. I found a beautiful female long hair GSD 6 months old and I couldn't be happier. OK so I'm 55 and going back to my childhood already LOL.

When I got her she was housebroken, knows sit and is a low energy girl. Just perfect. I also got the breeding rights. Not sure I want to breed anymore but I have them just the same.

I am happy to be and hope this old dog can learn some new tricks!!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 05:20 PM
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Welcome and congratulations on your new GSD! She sounds lovely. All the waiting was worth it and you have so much experience now. I can relate - I waited also until I was 52 to get my Sting - my first GSD and my first puppy. My other dogs were all adult adoptees- husky, dobe, and aussie. Looking back, it was for the best, as my other dogs taught me so much. Enjoy the forum!

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Sorry to hear your early experience with GSDs went so poorly. Congratulations on getting your pup. What are you going to call her?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 08:16 AM
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My dogs are my kids. I have 3 dogs, currently. 2 are rescued GS and one is a pit mix from a shelter. Lucy , a 10 y.o. sable female and 4 y.o. Josh , a black and tan, both rescues from a local backyard breeder that we brought home in the Spring of 2012. We love them and are in the process of adopting them because they have been through too much to re-place in another home. They each have special challenges that we are trying to overcome. Please wish us luck as we embark on our journey through GS ownership.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 08:30 AM
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I am new as well my pup is only 11 weeks but as long as you love them and understand there instincts they bond so fast
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