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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all, I am a total newbie to GSD'S but absolutely love them so far. A little history about me...I have been a Dobie guy for years, actually 3rd generation of trainer/ breeder. ..I am also a 100% disabled veteran and 3rd generation military. My wife volunteers for a rescue and that is actually how I ended up with my first GSD, but that's a long story. ..I usually train the foster dogs in basic obedience I figure If they can meet the requirements of the good citizen training it will be a lot easier for them to be placed in homes. This is where I was impressed by the breed. Dobies are intelligent dogs but seem to possess a bit more of a stubbornness I haven't noticed in my GSD. I am not sure if it's typical of the breed or if I just got lucky and got a good dog or both..I initially wanted to get into schutzhund but my dog is a little too flat, so we are going a different route. We are continuing her obedience training and she is officially going to be my service dog. . I named my dog Cadence she is about 7 months old now, I have had her since she was 3 months old and love every minute so far...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 10:10 PM
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Sounds like German Shepherds are lucky you found them.

Thank you for your service!


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Welcome to the forum! I have learned so much about the breed here--it's helped me to feel more confident and allowed me to do a better job raising my pup.

I am also new to GSDs. My dog's an incredible boy at 4.5 months. I have had dogs all my life, but GSDs seem to require more of their handlers--and they seem to give back in kind.

I have a lovely min pin--black and rust. Her dad was an international champion. The min pin breed was developed before dobies, but is related. She is a wonderful girl-very intelligent--great sense of humor--and stubborn!!! So I get what you're saying...

It's such a delight to have a willing to please GSD!

Both my parents were vets and I grew up in the military. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made in the line of duty and on behalf of our country. Thank you to your family--military families also deserve recognition.

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Thanks for the warm welcome, I would say that I am the lucky one to have found such a wonderful dog and breed. ..
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Welcome to the fourm, and I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun in here. Thank you for your service.
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You come to the right place !! People are so passionate so helpfull here . Ask question and you will get ton of answers.
But we need PICTURES !!

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