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07-26-2014 08:45 AM
scarfish i always hated dogs before february of 2013 when wife and i got our first dog. solely based on the number of times i had to walk past little dogs barking and nipping at my ankles while walking the neighborhood. wife begged me for years to get a dog, i always had a good excuse. first we rented part of my brother's house and his wife was anti-dog. then we got our own place that was like a japan sized apartment and the landlords almost didn't OK a cat. then we moved into a 2 family house where we have access to the backyard from our bedroom, have an extra bedroom and it's pretty spacious from what we were ever used to. my excuses were running few and all i had left was to say the landords wouldn't go for it. she called them and offered a $500 pet deposit to get one and they said yes. i thought my life was going to be miserable from then on out. i had to finally give in.

now 2 GSDs and i love dog especially. i have a fullfillment in my life i didn't have before. my wife was right all along.
07-21-2014 12:35 PM
SummerGSDLover I always wanted a GSD but the closest I got was a Rottweiler/Golden retriever mix. He was a big happy stupid dog. Lol. Used to chase rocks and got crotchety in old age but he was the dog I grew up with. After he passed away at 14, I decided to start doing research on breeders. I learned over a two year period what to say and what questions to ask and then my husband and I decided to save up money for a puppy. We only got to the $400 mark when some friends of ours told us there were German Shepherd puppies for sale near them in Portland. We made a call and went to see them. It was an oops litter from a couple with five children and year old dogs who were just thrown in the back together. "oops" my butt. But we found a puppy and took him home at seven weeks. Although I regret giving them any money for him, he is my heart dog. We are very bonded and do everything together. After he hits 18 months, we're going to start weight pulling to see if he likes it. If not, maybe another fun sport. He's a very dark black and tan saddle back and a very handsome boy. I feel very lucky to have him. So in short, I've always loved GSDs!
07-21-2014 11:54 AM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom Grew up w/ GSDs as dogs on a chain. At five I got to pick the GSD puppy we would keep my uncle's dog Taffy's litter. Jumper was GSD and lived for 16 years passing away when I was a senior in college. Grew up w/ Rex ,Prince ,Jumper(all outside on a chain) and finally Heinrich a stray that my adoptive parents found along the railroad track . He looked like a light sable and lived inside and went on car rides. So when you say dog I picture a German Shepherd.Enter Daisy in 2000. She was a rude awakening and a dream come true. I now have three at home all rescues. There is just something about a GSD that I cant imagine life w/out them.BTW all my shepherds live like Heinrich true princes and princesses.
07-16-2014 06:19 AM
Vodka
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I used to think they werent really a pet. Where I grew up, they weren't very common as a pet. Occasionally I would see one as a guard dog. And of course Their reputation as a police dog certainly made me think they were more dog than i could handle. I just wanted a pet. Just a normal average pet owner, not one to put a dog in the yard, but I'm not into revolving my life around a dog either. So I didn't really think about it much.
Then years later I wanted my own dog and looked into different breeds and saw people like me keeping them as pets. I just kept trying to learn more, but wasnt sure since I had no intention of showing or joining a training club. Tried to meet a few and just really was impressed by everything about them. Haven't looked back!
My uncle bought it to show off..
07-16-2014 12:11 AM
Vodka I hear they're super loyal and nice. I've seen my uncle's GSD but he wasn't properly cared for.
07-15-2014 10:23 AM
spiascik I was born into a house that had a GSD mix that was adopted from the SPCA. When she passed away (RIP Trudy), my uncle bought us a GSD puppy.... I was in kindergarten or 1st grade at the time. So I've always had a GSD in the house. It's just natural to me I guess.
My boyfriend on the other hand had only one dog before he met me, a husky/ chow chow mix. He had a fear of dogs growing up. So when he met me and found out I had a GSD he was intimidated. Elsa was 12 at the time and very laid back so when they met it went well. Now we have the two of them and he will mention from time to time that he is glad they are on his side. The same went for my brother's dog that he left with us, a lab/ rottie mix. We were lucky he was a sweet dog, he was large enough to do damage if he wanted to.
07-05-2014 09:54 PM
SuperG I thought they were a dog breed I must experience firsthand......


SuperG
07-05-2014 09:11 PM
bill Wow got to have one beautiful and want to learn to train one just like it!

Stahl my boy!
07-05-2014 09:06 PM
Alice13 They are such lovely dogs that I completely forgot about those toy breeds that I used to think were very cute. Now I think no dog can be cuter than a gsd. They never fail to put a smile on our faces.

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07-05-2014 08:11 PM
GSDarethebestever There is no other dog, beautiful, loyal, graceful, protective, intelligent. Had them my entire life, starting at age 9-10.
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