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  1. Did I accidentally get a working line dog?

    Development & Socialization
    I rescued a 6 month old GSD puppy a few months ago. He is currently 11 months old. He's a handful! The last GSD I had, she was a show line from a reputable breeder, a really mellow dog. Smart, athletic and beautiful, but not a working line dog. I'd hike with her for an hour every morning before...
  2. how much exercise do your GSD need?

    General Behavior
    I've had 2 GSDs. My female, I would give her an hour long hike every morning, a short 20 minute walk in the evenings and a longer 2-3 hour hike a couple of times a week and she was fine. My current dog is a male GSD, he's 10 1/2 months old. He seems to need a lot more exercise. I've been...