Hello - new GSD parent from New Zealand
Hello, I am from New Zealand, 3 months ago my partner and I adopted 5 month old German Shepherd -Skye - from our local animal shelter. She was surrendered by a breeder as she had mange and a beautiful star shaped patch of white fur on her chest which I understand is not the breed standard. She is a short coated dog.
Skye is not our first GSD - we also are proud parents to an almost 11 year old GSD female (also a rescue dog) who is a model dog and is like teddy bear! (She is a medium length coat, I think this is called a 'plush coat' but I'm not sure!). We also have 4 beautiful cats (all rescue also) and I must admit that I've always been a 'cat person' - I have not grown up with dogs but have always liked them (although not the love that I have for my girls!).
Now my Skye is 8 months and is going through patch of very naughty behaviour which I understand from these forums is fairly typical - I have a LOT to learn and am very keen for any tips or guidance anyone may have for my very first time as a real dog parent!