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A few years ago I got my first ever shepherd through a GSD rescue organisation.

Some back strory for those interested, otherwise you can just skip straight to the pedigree at the bottom of the post :D

Carlos was found wandering the streets a few years ago, emaciated. Once he had been picked up, his breeder was found through his tattoo. She nursed him back to health and asked the rescue trust to help find a great new home for him. Eventually he found his way to me. He was unequivocally the most amazing dog I had ever met. Bulletproof temperament, great with people and dogs, loved kids, zero aggression. His house manners were impeccable from the start and he was always wonderfully behaved. A few quirks of his lead me to believe he may have received some harsh treatment from his previous owners (ran away the first few times he saw me get out the broom, and yelped when I accidently touched him with the stick end of it when I hadn't realised he was behind me). All he'd ever strived to be was a 'good dog'.

I have the suspicion that he may actually have been raised as show prospect, as he was so well socialised with people and dogs, and would naturally go into a stack when ever I brushed him, standing perfectly still and not fussing at all. However he was a very very tall dog, well above standard. Other shepherd owners I'd meet always commented on how huge he was.

His past is such a mystery to me, and I still wonder about it today even though he'd no longer with me.

Here's the pedigree in question
Franghetti Carlos

Any information anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated :)

Oh and some more photo's, coz I know everyone loves pics of GSDS :D

This was taken soon after we got him






And this was taken after he had gained back some of that lost weight


Franghetti Carlos
 

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Nice find and nice pedigree. He is a a show line working line cross. The mother is line bred 2-2 on Peer von der Hornhutte. Peer looks to be well accomplished on his own but he is also the son of Rick Van Tiekerhook who was very influential on West German Working lines showing up in many pedigrees. He also goes back to Orry von haus Antverpa another influential dog. I would have guessed by the pedigree that you have a very nice dog. Your testimony on his temperament and the beautiful photos support it.
 

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Thank you for the responses, I had no idea he had working lines in him. I saw the SchH and IPO titles in his ancestors, but I see those in my german showline puppy's pedigree too, so I figured Carlos was just a regular WGSL. Now my interest in working line GSDs is even more piqued! He was an outstanding dog, thank you for giving me some more insight into his ancestry.
 
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