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View Poll Results: Which, if any, do they like?
Loves snow, not water 25 12.89%
Loves water, not snow 13 6.70%
Loves both 149 76.80%
Doesn't like either 7 3.61%
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does your GSD like water?

I've always wondered if the season the dog was born has any effect on their like or dislike of water.
Gunner was born in Sept, I got him in Nov. He didn't get his first chance with water, lake etc until he was 7-8 months old. He's not a fan but will put his paws in.
Snow on the other hand....he LOVES it. He got his first snowfall by the time he was 12 weeks old. That winter was brutal, but he loved it. You so much as mention the word "snow" and he runs for the door.

So, I'm curious if anyone else has this with their GSD.
What season was your GSD born and do they like snow or water?
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When I first looked at this thread... i thought you meant water to drink. I was like... "huh?"

Every dog I've ever owned LOVED the snow, but never liked to swim. Lucy will go up to her elbows, but that's it. If I make her go out any further, she'll just swim back in.

When a snow storm hits here, you cant get this dog inside. She just bounces around in the stuff like she's a deer.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My dog's never seen snow!
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Rayne LOVES water, any body of water, anywhere. She sees the lake or a pond and she is out there paddling around before I can even think I might not want her wet and nasty this time. I don't even have to throw a ball. But if whatever I throw happens to sink a little, she will dive for it head first. She worries me sometimes And she is absolutely crazy about the hose and her baby pool.

She hasn't seen snow yet though, so I just put "both", I'm assuming she'll like it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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likes water? she LOVES water!!!! her favorite is the sprinkler! She also likes snow ... she will submerge her entire face in the snow. It's the cutest thing. She was born in the winter.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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mine hasn't seen snow but he just love water either fresh or salt water he just goes crazy and loves to swim.
toby at 6 months enjoying the lake
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I'm pretty sure snow and water are like crack to Sonar. I call him my little crack head. He goes insane in both and I'm pretty sure it's doggy crack.

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Old 07-18-2011, 04:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Keefer has never seen snow, he was born in August in Oregon and came to us at the end of October, but Halo was born into snow - Connecticut in November! The day in January that she was put on a plane from the East coast it was 10 degrees below zero there. We were having unseasonably nice weather here, I think her whole first week home it was in the high 60s with maybe a day or two even into the low 70s. October is almost always beautiful here, so there was nice weather for Keef's homecoming too.

As you've already noticed, both of them love water! Halo was not too fond of rain at first, but she got over that and now neither of them are bothered by it.
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Panzer was born in March.

He loves snow & water. He will chase the slightest little wave at the lake - even if it's a pontoon that goes by - back & forth he'll go up & down the beach.

He's gotten totally obsessed with the hose, to the point that I cannot hold it any higher than hip level because he will attempt any jump to get the water. When I fill his pool, I take the nozzle off the hose and that reduces his reaction to safer level.
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As you've already noticed, both of them love water! Halo was not too fond of rain at first, but she got over that and now neither of them are bothered by it.
Wait! You're saying Keefer and Halo love water? Hmm, I never would have guessed!
I would give anything to see Gunner romp through the water like they do.
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