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03-02-2016 10:47 AM
HOBY The poll questions...I've done them all.
03-02-2016 10:42 AM
justine.diaz I adopted 1 and purchased 2


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02-25-2016 09:35 AM
Jenny720 Very happy with my pup I purchased from a breeder.
02-25-2016 08:37 AM
ruger123 Ruger originally came from a good breeder, but the police K9 program was scrapped, and the officer and his wife's work schedules made owning a non-working dog really difficult, so he came to live with us. He was started as a pup and then when they decided to get rid of the program, Ruger was neutered and his training changed. We are going to look into schutzhund to give him something to do, I think it would be really fun for both of us.
02-21-2016 06:41 PM
MagicHorse My husband just bought our 1st German Shepherd at 17 months old. We bought him from Erich Grasso & we are not sure of the exact circumstances he became available yet. We're suppose to meet up with him soon so we'll find out all the details. We've had him less than a week, but love him already. He's very smart & well behaved. He's not sure what to think of the cat, so we have to watch him in that area, but he's starting to realize to leave her alone.
02-16-2016 11:42 AM
arycrest I've adopted some, bought others, got some as gifts, won one in a contest.

PURCHASED AS A PUPPY: Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Slider
PUPPY GIVEN TO ME AS A GIFT: Niki, Ringer, Honey, Kelly, Mac
OLDER DOG GIVEN TO ME AS A GIFT: Faith, Ledgie
GOT AS A STUD FEE: Bruiser
WON AS A PUPPY IN A SAFEWAY GROCERY STORE CONTEST: Andy
GOT AS A GIFT A SPECIAL NEEDS PUPPY: Too, Scooby
GOT AS AN ADULT SHELTER DOG: Bo
GOT AS AN ADULT: Yukon
MUCH LOVED MEMBER OF MY FAMILY I NEVER OWNED BUT KEPT FROM AGE 6 UNTIL HIS DEATH AT AGE 13: JR

NOTE: All were GSDs except for Abbey (OES), Andy (Cocker), Bo (Mutt)
02-16-2016 09:35 AM
Under_pressure I adopted my dog to give him second chance to be loved. Not saying I won't get a puppy I have before but theres noting like getting a dog out of that place and giving him a happy life.
02-16-2016 08:05 AM
Birbeck Parents got 1 year old shepherd and were overwhelmed and couldn't keep her (shedding, energy requirements, work, life, they took in an infant)
Moved out on the premise that I'd have somewhere else to keep her.
12-08-2015 09:08 AM
Jenny720 Growing up as a kid we always had mixed dogs / purebreed from rescue shelters,kill shelters,breeders and yes a pet store. They all were so special and through them I developed a love for dogs. I still share their stories with my kids. Max our gsd came from a breeder. The kids were older so we were ready for a german shepherd. i have two young kids and want to know the history of where my cute furry puppy will soon to be 80-90lb dog came from. I also wanted to the best of my ability make sure this dog had no health issues. I want him to be part of our family for a very long time. I realize there is no gurantee but it is a good head start. I wanted to raise this soon to be very large dog from a pup so i knew everything about him all his flaws and all his greatness. No one can possibly make me feel guilty where i got my dog from nor do i feel he is better then a dog i would have rescued from a shelter. My job is now to make sure he is well trained, socialized and exersiced to bring out the best who he is. If i was someone else and did not do my part and i could not handle him so had to give him up he could very well end up in a shelter or a rescue group and that would be know one elses fault but mine.
12-07-2015 03:22 PM
MineAreWorkingline
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Totally, and I lack the experience to really be able to tell what a dog's breeding is like. I can tell the line types apart reasonably well and make a guess about the quality of the conformation to standard, but I don't trust it. Plus I don't trust much of anything so I like seeing the proof. Always.
Exactly! A dog should be a ten to fifteen year commitment. One's best bet is getting one from a breeder that has the same goals in mind as you do.
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