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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-10-2015, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Rescue German Shepherds.

Hello again everyone!
Hope you can give me some insight from personal experience.Will a german shepherd ,even an older one , rescued from a GS shelter or dogs home stiill become a loving and loyal companion? as opposed to buying a puppy from a breeder.
Thanking you in advance.Regards Tina
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-10-2015, 01:24 PM
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It depends on the dog. All three of mine are rescues and are great dogs.

Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
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I had one that was a rescue, I got him at estimated 2.5 years from a shelter, took a bit though...maybe a couple of months to fully integrate him into the family...after working out the few kinks he had (some separation anxiety, barking, food and toy guarding) he was the best dog ever and lived happily till 14.5
Still way less work than my current puppy and if I ever was to get another I would go with a rescue/shelter dog again.
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My rescue boy is much more affectionate and loyal than my other dog who I purchased as a puppy from a breeder. Might just be his personality though. But YES, rescue dogs are the best! As long as you don't expect them to come to you perfectly trained and give them a chance to settle in and bond

My rescue boy:
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Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
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Mazie GSD,

Your rescue boy looks so wise and devoted I love happy endings!

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Oh boy and of course ...I'm that guy! My rescue story would have put the fear of God into most new GSD owners!

But since I've been assured on here that "they aren't all like my dog ...I won't go there!"

What I will say is that if you have children involved, the best approach for a rescue dog would be to get a dog from a "skilled and competent" GSD rescue group!

I know there are members on here that run them, I just can't remember who they are??

But in general the problem with "Breed" specific rescues is that most of the time, they are run by people that luv the breed but they aren't necessarily staffed with people skilled in "properly" evaluating or training a dog!

Luck of the draw as it were all "most" rescues do is provide "hugs and kisses" to the dogs they get.

So if you want a rescue and there are "competent" ones out there it's time to refocus on your research!

I trust this was a pretty rescue "neutral" review???
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My three

Oh man three???

I'm both impressed and in awe!
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Oh might as well drop this in, lots of info and the first link has a link to "I just got a rescue!"

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ly-dogs-2.html
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Mazie GSD,

Your rescue boy looks so wise and devoted I love happy endings!
Thanks! He's super. He has issues and things we are working on but so did the one I got at 8 weeks old.
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