Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
as someone above mentioned... it seems as tho you’re still fairly early in the process. i would use this time to continue researching the breed and breeders until you feel comfortable. there are too many good breeders out there... you should be able to find a pup with moderate drives whose parents aren’t “hunters”. unless of course you need this level of drive in order to pursue other interest or activities with your future dog.
of my 4 GSD raised with my confident, dog savvy cat. Gia was neutral/indifferent, Coda had very high interest and years later went on to kill a stray cat, Tilden was mostly neutral but accepted affection from the cat, Keystone (who is proven to not be safe with wildlife or fowl) was playful and excited with her, but safe. they maintained a love-hate relationship for many years, but Mica (cat) had her “safe zone” set up if she ever needed a break or escape.
that said - Gia had low prey drive, Coda high, Tilden low, Keystone moderate. but rest assured, all would be more than happy to chase a running stray if allowed. Well, maybe not Tilden. these dogs were all introduced to my cat at 7-12months. i’ve also visited and house sat homes with cats and behaviors were consistent as in my own home.
TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 65lbs of Love
KEYSTONE: Male: Sable: DOB: 2/11/13 55lbs of Go!!!!!
Last edited by Fodder; 06-12-2019 at 03:41 PM.