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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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First Time Looking For A GSD

New here and an owner of labs; that is my passion, homing senior labs. But DH would love to have a GSD and he has been so sweet and patient, taking on a huge bulk of the care of our seniors, would like our next senior to be a GSD. We consider a senior to be 7 years or older, in fact, our youngest lab was 7 when we got her and called her our puppy. We have had both rescues and retired show labs.

This brings up a lot of questions. I know how to research getting a senior lab, but what should I be looking for in a GSD? If a retired show dog, what clearances are normally done? In a rescue, what health/temperament issues should I be conscious of? This dog will need be comfortable around small children who come to visit at least once a week. One of our labs had never been around small children and was weary but very even tempered; with respect of his space and time, he now greets them all looking for hugs and pats.

Know this is a very broad question but if you could point me in the right direction, would really appreciate it.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 12:40 AM
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Why not find a reputable gsd rescue in your area and work with them? They will be able to help you find the right dog. There are many wonderful seniors out there looking for homes!

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