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I thought it would be interesting to have a description of your GSD with a Photo (if possible) and his/her age, weight, health, favourite passtime (what he/she loves to do). Like that, it would give the readers a better idea on what to do if their GS gets sick, or is a picky eater, a favourite toy etc etc. Basically a little description of your GS.
 

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Ok I will go first,
This is Major, he is 5 1/2 months old, weighs 75lbs, eats Orijen, loves his marrow bones, his frizbee, tennis balls. He walks with me mostly everyday (powerwalking) and favourite passtime, going to the dog park to see his buddies. So far he is very healthy but got to watch his food so he doesnt grow too fast as he is now. He will be a big boy. As of next week, he's going to be on adult food. So that's our newest member of the family.



 

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Mya is 3 and a half years old, and she weighs about 75lbs. She eats Candidae (sp) right now, we just switched to it. She has severe skin allergies to lots of things so we're always trying to get her more comforabtle with a product that works for her. She LOVES rocks, small ones that she can fetch. She loves going anywhere with me, and loves hiking in the park!



Bear is a 1 year old GSD tipping the scales at 98lbs. He may sound heavy, but is very lean for his size. He is on Taste of the Wild food, and his favorite snack is frozen chicken. Bear loves his rope ball, he carries it with him everywhere. He loves his sister, but tends to be a bit obnoxious to her at times. He loves going on hikes with the family.
 

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your dogs are beautiful..i see you have abby and teddy..you could of put them in too...they are part of your family too..


Mya looks like Major..regarding her skin allergies, have you ever thought of giving Mya and good for all your dogs Olive Oil or Evening Prime Rose. What it does it helps dull coats, dry skin, redness, “hot spots”, and hair loss. Great source of the essential fatty acids Omega-6, including Linoleic Acid (LA) and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), and Omega 3 fatty acids containing ALA , EPA and DHA, combined with Omega 9 fatty acids (Oleic Acid).

I always gave my dogs olive oil extra virgin is better. A good 2 tablespoons once a while is fantastic for their coats. Keeps it nice and smooth so it doesnt itch. And olive oil is a known fact one of the best antioxidants. If your already giving her some, you're on the right path. I use to have dobermans and one of them would have little blemishes under his chin and around the head so I started to give him some and they all disappear. My son tends to get excema he sticks to olive oil or cod liver oil and it disappears...healthy eating helps too but i cant feed him dog food..lol
 

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well here it goes, tyson is 17 weeks old, weighs about 40 pounds and stands around 20 inches tall. his favorite toys are tennis balls and anything that squeeks. i feed him eagle pack dog food.



 

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Cody is 59 months, almost 5 years. He weighs about 70lbs and stands 25.6'' tall. His health isn't the best because he almost allergic to everything and anything he touches or eats. It comes from bad breeding but I love him anyways. We've done over $300 tests and have tried to avoid the things he is allergic to. To help with his allergies, I give him two benedryl(sp?) pills in the morning when his allergies act up. It's the best thing that has helped him, the quartazone(sp?) shot he used to get never worked but the benedryl does work excellent for him. He eats Simply Natural since this is the only food that has nothing in it that he's allergic to. He also gets K9 show stopper and that stuff is working like a miracle. Because of his allergies, the hair around his eyes were coming out and then when we started giving that to him, his hair around his eyes came back in less then a week. Amazing stuff!



Isa is 32 months, almost 3 years and she weighs between 60-65lbs. Her weight changes from time to time so I never no what it truely is. She stands 25'' tall. Her health has been pretty good except when she kept throwing up for a few days and we took her in. She had air not in her stomach but just before it so it wasn't bloat but they had to watch her for a few days just to make sure. When she was about 2 months, she started shaking badly and we rushed her into the vets and about $800 later they said their was nothing wrong with her.
But besides that, she's been healthy. She eats innova evo in the green bag and takes show stopper.

 

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This is Annabelle. She is 3 1/2 years old 24" high and around 72 lbs. Unfortunately she has IBD/SIBO and has recently been diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia. She eats Royal Canin Prescription L/F. She is an obsessive compulsive squeeker when it comes to squeeky toys. She loves other animals, but could probably do without strange people. She is my heart dog.

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This is Maiya. She is 3 years old, 23" tall and around 55 lbs. She has MegaEsophagus and is feed through a gastrostomy tube. She also eats the Royal Canin prescription L/F. She is a complete goofball. Scales 8 foot walls with no problem, and lays like a frog. She also pounces on things like a cat. She has broken out of every crate I have put her in and does not like to be contained. She can spot a crumb that has fallen on the floor from 20 feet away. She also has her own wardrobe.

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"Kenya" (U-Ch Alta Tollhaus Krieger Lamb Chop CGC, therapy dog, soon to be RN), west and east German working lines, 4 years old, healthy (no major or chronic problems, OFAs), spayed female (spayed at 3 years). Weighs 54-60 lbs, 21", currently eats Canidae or Nature's Variety kibble. Grain-free gives her diarrhea and too much weight loss.

We compete in rally and soon AKC obedience, herding, and agility (probably CPE and AKC). Intense dog, lives to work, good drives, settles in the house (great on/off switch), lacks confidence in some areas so does not have the proper temperament for SchH at least not the protection phases, good with other dogs, aloof and indifferent towards people, no aggression, not guardy or overly protective. Good prey drive and ball drive - she will chase ANYTHING, but she won't always bring stuff back. VERY biddable, quick learner, super easy to train, reliable off lead, excellent recall/"leave it". Very much a one person (gotta be a woman), velcro dog.







 

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Brenna will be 2 in July, she ranges between 50-55 lbs, I'm trying to keep her weight up but she tends to burn everything off. She is fairly healthy other than her EPI which is controlled by feeding her raw. She hasn't had any skin or ear problems, when she turns 2 I will have her hips checked and I'm crossing my fingers that they check out.

This was taken a week ago:
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Here you go


 

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oops, thanks! I get my message boards mixed up!
 

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hmmm so far a few with hip and skin problems...good to know what to lookout for...interesting posts
 

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My Pack is 14 yr.Clover golden/border x 52# has fatty tumors,arthritis in rear legs , heart murmer, losing hearing and cataracts in her old age. Onyx bi-color is 16 mos and no health issues, other than three bouts of Pano in her first year~ 88 # 27" tall. Kacie long-coat rescue, will be 3 in July and other than an enlarged front elbow(due to break that never was fixed) she is healthy at 75# and 25" tall. All dogs are raw fed as of June '07
 

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Morgan is 6 1/2, in great health except for a touch of arthritis. She just started taking supplements that have given her a lot of relief. Her favorite past times are sticks, booda tug, going to the beach and licking naked children.



 

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Shay is 8 months old, last time he was weighted he was 70 lb and that was 1 1/2 months ago. He eats like a horse but looks good. He will be a big boy. His health is very good. He has lots of energy and can run very fast. He loves to go for walks and play outside with his toys. He is very vocal, a clown and a Lovebug.




Meb will be 3 in June and is 105 lbs. He also is in very good health. He had itchy skin this winter, not sure for the furnace running alot or could be I made homemade dog biscuits and put cornmeal in them, later found out that alot of dogs are allergic to corn. Meb loves to swim and his favorite toy is any toy that Shay has! Meb has a very masculine look but is a real sweetheart and loves to cuddle at night when I lay on the floor with him.



 

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Cash is about 15 months old. I adopted him from the animal shelter in October, so I've had him for about 5 months. Right after we adopted him he scared us all with a case of acute colitis and we learned that he has a very sensitive stomach. He eats Wellness Simple food solutions duck and rice formula and does well on it. Cash is tall and lanky, 28 inches and only about 80 pounds. I made the mistake of showing him a lazer pointer one time and now he's OCD about chasing shadows and lights. He's a funny, playful, delightful companion to have around and a big snuggle monster.

 

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Rocky- AKA the Rockstar- is the light of my life. He'll be six in April, is in fabulous health, and is too smart for his own good. He can spell P-A-R-K, R-I-D-E, W-A-L-K, and several other words. We got lucky with him because we bought him for $300 out of the newspaper before we knew any better. His only issue is that he's shy around strangers and terrified of children, but I don't really blame him on the last one. He's rock-solid reliable with his obedience and can be walked off-lead. He doesn't really feel he should have to sleep on the floor and can usually be found on the bed or the couch. Rockstar tends to gain weight if we're not careful. He gets 3 cups of Canidae and a long walk every day. He's 25 inches and 80-85 pounds, though he should weigh more like 75.

 

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Just wanted to say that everyone has such beautiful dogs!

Can we add out other dogs in too even if they are not GSD's? I'd love to see some of the other breeds on here!
 

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This is Emma, she's 8 months and 13 days old. The last she was weighed about a month ago she was at 52lbs. Her favorite toy is a latex squeeky alien monster, and she obssesses over playing fetch all day with it! She's a picky eater and extremely active, both of my Girls take power runs on our land a few times a day outside for about 20 minutes or longer depending on weather. She still sleeps in her crate/cage in my room (she likes it and won't sleep outside of it, but it stays unlocked)

 
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