|03-05-2014 04:19 AM|
|Jessievd||I am a lover of all animals but mostly horses and dogs. Particularly, GSD's. Aside from a Collie, we grew up owning GSD my entire childhood, and breeding them when I was a teenager. My dream was to be a veterinarian (never happened), but also dreamt of living in the country with my critters (finally happened). Dogs were always a part of my family, and still are. Doesn't matter what you look like, how rich you are, what kind of car you drive....all they're worried about is the love they can give/receive... unconditional. Many times when I didn't feel loved, I found it from my 4-legged family. I think people could learn a lot from them!|
|02-03-2014 03:29 PM|
My love comes from my childhood. I had a rough time making friends but never met a judgemental animal :-) so i found friendship in 4 legged critters ;-)
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|02-03-2014 02:43 PM|
I don't really do a sport (I'm assuming dog sport).. either way I don't do either, lol. I am involved in SAR and that was a total unplanned coincidence. Deployed and came back to Titan who had started going with my friends to their SAR training.. continued from there. If it weren't for them, I would have never done it.
|02-03-2014 02:33 PM|
|TommyB681||When I started having an interest in law enforcement and then when I started my career I was able to see how much these dogs have to offer and realized that there was (IMO) none better than a GSD|
|01-31-2014 02:12 AM|
I'm really not sure. I've always loved dogs. I think I started saying I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was in kindergarten or so. I grew up with dogs, my family got a puppy the year before I was born so she was here before me, she passed away when I was almost 16 (she was almost 17). Most of my other relatives also had dogs. When I was old enough to get my own pets I did, starting with fish, then frogs and toads I caught, other amphibians, reptiles, hamsters, etc... I also would bring home injured or orphaned animals as a young kid, and then stray kittens/dogs once I was old enough to start being allowed to roam on my own (or my friends/neighbors would bring me them, as I was the "animal expert".) My mom always hated when I would do that, she would tell me I couldn't keep them and get exasperated every time but she never kicked them out... I also started walking dogs in my neighborhood then, and when I was a little older I started doing pet sitting for friends/neighbors.
There was a woman in my neighborhood who was a police officer and rescued/rehomed dogs and cats. I tried to help her out and would walk her dogs and sometime petsit. One of her dogs liked me so much he started showing up at my door-- she sometimes took them to this woody area to play off leash and I guess he decided he'd rather play with me.
I am not sure when I got interested in GSDs first. When I was about 9 or 10 I started walking a GSD for an old woman in my neighborhood who was disabled and could not walk her dogs. Coco was an awesome dog, a large GSD but very gentle and well behaved. I would walk him to the park as often as I could. A few years later I had another neighbor who had a really nice GSD and Rottie, I was friends with their kid and I also walked and petsat their dogs. I really wanted a GSD of my own and even started researching different breeders when I was 11 or 12. However after our family dog passed away, I ended up finding a stray Golden Retriever instead and when no owner was found I kept her. I had not been a big fan of Goldens until then but she changed my mind. Then I found my terrier mix, and he also made me change my mind about terriers. So I did not end up getting a GSD for a long time.
|01-30-2014 05:50 PM|
|Harry and Lola||From my fathers side of the family, especially my great aunt, I have photos of her in the 1950's, 60's and 70's with some very good looking GSDs in different places she lived over her life - Australia, India, Greece, England and Eygpt.|
|01-30-2014 05:47 PM|
|Thesilentone||I've loved dogs as long as I can remember ever since I was a child with my first favorite and still currently favorite breed- the Golden Retriever which I hope to find one day from a reputable breeder of course. Two of my aunts were animal lovers and both had horses, one of them used to breed Dobermans and had quite a few around including a little black/tan smooth Dachshund that I loved to play with. My grandparents had a GSD mix that I remember feeding biscuits through her kennel and my grandmother used to let her out of the kennel to run every day since they lived in the woods at the time. Also as a kid I always had stuffed dogs laying around one of them was a almost life-size GSD. I never imagined to have a GSD though, my boyfriend always wanted one and I had loved all breeds of dogs but I do not regret ever owning one, that is for sure.|
|01-30-2014 03:33 AM|
Several places. Cops as friends and family with experience. My uncle had a GSD mix when I was young. The one guy my mom dated a long time ago had a sweetheart female. My boyfriend had experience with them from his job. Boyfriend's sister has one. They are beautiful creatures. They are often protective of /loyal to their families. They are smart. They may shed a lot but they aren't as slobbery as some dogs. They love playing. I could keep going.
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|01-29-2014 05:29 PM|
|Nyx||Like most people, or I assume most people, we had a GSD when I was wee lil tyke. Born the same year my lil brother was. Lived to be 13 before we had to lay her to rest. Best dog in the world. Would walk me to my bus stop and be there waiting at the stop when I was supposed to be home. From my first days of kindergarten until junior high. Just a real amazing pup.|
|01-20-2014 07:44 AM|
My grandparents had a female GSD that I remember very well even though I was about 7 when she passed away. I loved that dog to pieces, I remember her being very tolerant of me, letting me climb all over her and using her as a pillow when I watched movies She was very protective of me, I once told my mom I was running away (I was about 2 or 3 lol) and they sent their GSD after me I only made it to the end of the block before she caught me and dragged me home by my dress lol.
My stepdad was also in law enforcement, he had a black GSD that I grew up with and I saw the working GSDs when I got to ride along with him. I have literally loved the breed as far back as I can remember
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