He is definitely older. Very old by the looks of him, and the way he moves. He'll sniff at Tyde, but will then walk off and mark something.
I'm just glad the barking/stance/posture isn't something I need to be overly worried about.
We start classes next week and I was a little worried about him reacting to the other dogs in an aggressive way. Not that I think he's an aggressive dog... because I don't. I actually feel he's very much the opposite. But I'm inexperienced and wanted more knowledged opinions.
I do understand that just because he's not seemingly aggressive with the neighbor's dog or his Boxer friends, it doesn't mean there's no possibility he won't react badly in class... I just feel better knowing he shouldn't, or the chances are lower, or something.
I LOVE this dog. I have worried at times because I wasn't as knowledged as I should have been about GSD's before bringing him home. But so far, he's just plain wonderful and I couldn't be more proud. (If only I could get my son to behave as well as my pup... LOL).
And I think he's beautiful.
I was looking over his "pedigree" and saw that his great-grandpa on his dad's side had the OFA things listed... but he's the only one.
Is there a way to get him OFA'd or whatever it would be called? Not because I want to breed him, because I don't. I am just curious. I don't know much about it, but would like to know if there is something they can check for so I'll know if there are worries or things I should to preventively, etc.