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Marzyn 02-16-2014 02:22 PM

Howdy from Delaware!
 
Hey everyone!

Last Monday night we brought home our new GSD, Ender. He was just over 8 weeks old.
http://i.imgur.com/ulpYGq3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/SVZ2OnI.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gX2TxW0.jpg

I named him after one of my all time favorite book series, Ender's Game. I've heard nothing but praise on how smart GSD's are so I feel like it's a fitting name considering the 'real' Ender was a genius :)

The wife and I already have a 1.5yr old Golden Retriever named Zoey and she helped pick Ender out. He's pure blooded from a show line, German mother but mostly American dad. I'm presuming he'll grow to be roughly 90-100lbs, his Dad was a pretty big guy! His mom was no slouch either, she was around 75-80lbs.

Dad: http://i.imgur.com/uXqLbGf.jpg
Mom: http://i.imgur.com/tFcLLKv.jpg

My long term goal for Ender is to get into Search and Rescue work. But, if that doesn't pan out, I'll at least have an amazing family dog! :)

I've already read quite a bit here even before we picked up the pup, back when we were still deciding on "what" to get and decided on a GSD. Lots of good resources here, just wanted to say thanks in advance for any and all help, that already given and that yet to be received!

Really looking forward to watching the new guy grow up to be an awesome dog!

CindyMDBecker 02-16-2014 04:59 PM

Welcome! Sweet puppy! :)

Nigel 02-16-2014 05:11 PM

Congratulations on your new pup and welcome to the forum.

doggiedad 02-16-2014 05:52 PM

welcome. nice looking pup. what does mostly American dad mean?


Quote:

Originally Posted by Marzyn (Post 5031842)
Hey everyone!

Last Monday night we brought home our new GSD, Ender. He was just over 8 weeks old.
http://i.imgur.com/ulpYGq3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/SVZ2OnI.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gX2TxW0.jpg

I named him after one of my all time favorite book series, Ender's Game. I've heard nothing but praise on how smart GSD's are so I feel like it's a fitting name considering the 'real' Ender was a genius :)

The wife and I already have a 1.5yr old Golden Retriever named Zoey and she helped pick Ender out.

>>>> He's pure blooded from a show line, German mother but mostly American dad. <<<<

I'm presuming he'll grow to be roughly 90-100lbs, his Dad was a pretty big guy! His mom was no slouch either, she was around 75-80lbs.

Dad: http://i.imgur.com/uXqLbGf.jpg
Mom: http://i.imgur.com/tFcLLKv.jpg

My long term goal for Ender is to get into Search and Rescue work. But, if that doesn't pan out, I'll at least have an amazing family dog! :)

I've already read quite a bit here even before we picked up the pup, back when we were still deciding on "what" to get and decided on a GSD. Lots of good resources here, just wanted to say thanks in advance for any and all help, that already given and that yet to be received!

Really looking forward to watching the new guy grow up to be an awesome dog!


Marzyn 02-16-2014 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by doggiedad (Post 5032522)
welcome. nice looking pup. what does mostly American dad mean?

According to the breeder, American GSD are typically black and tan, the German GSD have the really dark brown/reddish color instead of the light tan.

As far as I know that's the only difference!

doggiedad 02-16-2014 07:37 PM

so, you have a dog that's German and American that doesn't
answer what's "mostly American dad". you don't have to answer
that. you have a nice dog.

Quote:

Originally Posted by doggiedad (Post 5032522)
welcome. nice looking pup. what does mostly American dad mean?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marzyn (Post 5032874)
According to the breeder, American GSD are typically black and tan, the German GSD have the really dark brown/reddish color instead of the light tan.

As far as I know that's the only difference!


dogfaeries 02-16-2014 08:00 PM

Pretty puppy. :)

Nice looking parents. Sire is GCh Stuttgart's Now Don't Refuse Me of Masrock? Looked him up (out of curiosity). Got his AKC championship with 5 majors. Wow. And then his Grand Championship with 5 more majors. Wow again. I should be so lucky with my dogs!

Marzyn 02-16-2014 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by dogfaeries (Post 5033010)
Pretty puppy. :)

Nice looking parents. Sire is GCh Stuttgart's Now Don't Refuse Me of Masrock? Looked him up (out of curiosity). Got his AKC championship with 5 majors. Wow. And then his Grand Championship with 5 more majors. Wow again. I should be so lucky with my dogs!

Yea, honestly that means absolutely nothing to me. I'm afraid I know nothing of the AKC or really, the dog world. I was more concerned with the parents temperament! They were both extremely friendly and very well behaved, looked great and were healthy, after that I was sold! :)

dogfaeries 02-16-2014 10:44 PM

He's a pretty boy :) Post lots of photos!


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TommyB681 02-17-2014 05:10 AM

welcome fellow Delawarean


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