Does your GSD like to swim? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
View Poll Results: How does your GSD feel about getting in the water
Loves it! 29 87.88%
Indifferent 2 6.06%
Hates it! 2 6.06%
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-29-2015, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Does your GSD like to swim?

Mine jumped in and swam around the first time at the river. She especially likes to retrieve from the water. She's quite the water dog...which I love! Just wondering how common this love of water is in the breed.
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My Gsds all loved water.Garden hose,ponds,rivers,any water

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When Bear was 10 weeks he ran right into the river and now its basically impossible to keep him out of the water. A friend lives on the river, and the deepest spot is just above my waist so I walk up the river against the current and Bear swims beside me. Its great exercise. Unfortunately its too cold for that now and it takes triple the time of running to tire him out

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All of mine love any kind of water.

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We have a large pale of water in the back yard and Koda always seems to want her front feet in it while she drinks. She's finds a way to get wet all the time.
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Mine all love (LOVE!) water. With some encouragement, they're as enthusiastic about dock jumping as any retrieving breed. It's great exercise, and so much fun.

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Mine all love (LOVE!) water. With some encouragement, they're as enthusiastic about dock jumping as any retrieving breed. It's great exercise, and so much fun.


That's awesome! Yes, the exercise factor is second to none!
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When Bear was 10 weeks he ran right into the river and now its basically impossible to keep him out of the water. A friend lives on the river, and the deepest spot is just above my waist so I walk up the river against the current and Bear swims beside me. Its great exercise. Unfortunately its too cold for that now and it takes triple the time of running to tire him out

I like the idea of walking up the river. I haven't tried that but I bet she'd love it. I'm going to try that this weekend!
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I guess mine is the odd man out. He will gently step into his kiddie pool (4" of water at the max), make 3 circles, lay down for a minute or two until he cools off, then hop out like his pants are on fire.

He absolutely hates even walking in the rain.

He quite tolerant of getting a bath with the hose but I think it's just because he loves a good rubdown.

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