When did you decide GSD?
Just a lot of thinking and curiousity peaks today, here is one....
When I was younger I thought I will NEVER get a dog from a breeder, I will rescue them. Always. Why pay good money for a dog when there are so many low cost dogs in shelters needing homes?? Now here I am with a $1000 GSD and a $2500 Boerboel.
Did any of you ever have those same thoughts and some how your mind was changed and you now have PB GSDs? What changed your mind and why a GSD anyways.. what drove you to the breed?
For me it was because I was a single female in the military so I am very very active. I needed a dog that could be a companion and protector as well as an active partner. I looked at shelters but I was in Germany at the time and they are not too keen on selling to Americans so it was really hard to adpot a dog. I also found that I had all these requirements for my future companion.. Active, protective, aloof, but still friendly and sociable, could take anywhere, was smart and easy to train.. Thus bringing me to the GSD. And thus led me to a BYB (didn't know any better at the time) and I bought my first PB GSD. Papers, good bloodline (had a friend of mine look into the line) and exactly what I was looking for. 2 years later I bought my Boerboel. Along the same lines of thought only now I was in America.. had a temperament in mind, had certain drives that I needed to be there (similar to my GSD but down a notch or 2) and still be able to keep up with my GSD. And thus Miss Athena came along. Thought it better to introduce a puppy to my 2 y/o than a rescue dog when you didn't know where they came from or their story. At least in my area, there wasn't many stories for these rescues.
Though now that I have had all these experiences I vow to not have a puppy for a VERY VERY long time. LOL I am puppied out!! So I am now at a point where years down the road.. I will rescue an adult 2+ y/o dog.
What about you? What's your story and what lead you to the GSD?? And if you don't have a GSD.. what lead you to your pups?
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010
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