Josh was a big doofy puppy at 6 mo. We were hoping he'd be a working dog, a K9 partner for my husband but apparently he isn't neurotic enough. He loves to track but doesn't go for it like he has to do it or die. He has excellent food drive and tug drive but apparently it's not good enough. He's calmed down some in the past 2 mo or so (he's 14 mo) he is still puppyish but he's also a great big loving beautiful guy. Hoping maybe as he loses more of his puppyness he might be a therapy dog?
Jenna (on the other hand) is his opposite, she came to us as a foster, we ended up keeping her. She was given up because she played "too hard" for their small dog. She came to us with AKC papers (not filed yet). We registered her and got her pedigree, her mother and grandmother are Czech and DDR dogs, her dad is German working line, she has some neurotic drive, she shakes when sitting for her meals she wants her food so bad. She has MASSIVE prey drive, and massive ball drive, she will play fetch until our arms fall off. She's not quite 13 mo yet, she may be a SAR candidate, she's a good height (at the top end for a female) but only weighs about 60 lbs (very skinny at 52lbs when rescued). Don't know if she'll have the power to take someone down as a police K9. Guess time will tell.
I don't think we're really talking about a personality "switch" maybe a mellowing of what they were as puppies.
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Josh (GSD)- 8/10/10
Daisy (ragdoll cat) 10 yrs old
Romeo (ragdoll cat) 9 yrs old
Caspurr (ragdoll/snowshoe mix) 8 yrs old
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