Hello, my name is Gabe and I have been following many of the post/advice from this fourm for some time so I decided to finally make an account. I am currently a college student in Texas. I picked up Duke from a German Shepherd breeder who had a litter of German/Australian Shepherd puppies around 3 1/2 months ago. At the time Duke was very young at 6 weeks and only 7lbs (I know that's too young to leave mom but he would have just gone to someone else and I could give him a good home) and had a very bad parasite and flea issue. Since then he has become completely healthy (if you don't count how picky of an eater he is!) and is very intelligent! Infact, he learned sit, down, shake, bark, and stay by week 9 with very little effort. However, I am a little worried about his weight as he is only 25lbs at 15 weeks as his mother the gsd is 80lbs and the father the Aussie is 60lbs. Other than that, he is doing an amazing job settling into his new home and I'm very happy to have him!