Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles, California
They weren't on my radar at all at first. However my only "experience", which is none, was looking at picture in various dog books. They only featured American lines, and terrible representatives at that, as a result I was pretty turned off by their looks. At the time I also didn't care for the black and tan saddle back look, shallow I know, but I was just a kid. I also grew up with pit bull type dogs and Rotties, so I figured I'd get one of those. Fast forward a couple years and I happened upon a GSD forum, I learned of the various types and lines and found myself drawn to them.
I began looking up breed traits, and met a few from varying lines. It's funny because it was happenstance, I used to work at a pet store. I really liked what I saw across the board with regard to temperament and their interaction with their family and I was hooked. I looked at various websites, researched all I could, and met more dogs until I was ready to put down a deposit. I'm glad I finally have Bijuu, he's my first dog and has hooked me on the breed. I will always have one.
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