The deal is, I was told by the person who had supposedly adopted her that she was showing all this aggression....then I checked with the police departments, the guys neighbors, and all the people he said were involved and none of them had even met Katja.
The fight that happened here was my fault. I had her and my other Alpha female out together, alone with them, had not done a proper introduction, no leashes, no muzzles. My Alpha female, Heidi, went after her, she fought back. Many of the bites I sustained were from Heidi, I can't tell you how many each dog got, because it all happened fast, I was grabbing at both their muzzles, and it was just a mess...but the three worst bites I sustained were from Heidi. Heidi is aggressive with other Alpha females...I did not realize how much so until the fight. From my understanding of the breed, two Alpha females will often fight when put together...I was convinced I could make it work and I couldn't. Heidi is about 4 years old now and Katja is 6...they aren't puppies. Heidi attacked her and Katja did listen to commands to cease fighting, but Heidi didn't...every time I would get Katja settled down, Heidi would tear into her and it would start up again. How many SchH1 Alpha females show aggression to another Alpha female who is attacking them? I feel confident that most would. She did socialize well with male dogs with me, and well with a SUBMISSIVE female. I don't think a dog who fights back when being attacked needs to be put down just based on that.
If what the guy who has/had her had been telling me was true, I would have put her down. I have caught a lot of grief about this dog, people spreading rumors that I was trying to adopt out a "bad dog" who might injure children when I made the original post about her (you know who you are). I am very offended by that. I know my dog and I felt that the things this guy was saying was either not true or enviromental, because that is not how she behaved with me. I then checked the sources and it was all lies. It was claimed she killed a schnauzer who belonged to this guys neighbor and a lawsuit was filed. I contacted my attorney and this guy had been sued BEFORE he got Katja, I went door to door in his neighborhood asking if they had seen Katja, heard of her aggression, had a dog injured by her, or had owned a Schnauzer, and no one had seen Katja in a while, no one had owned a Schnauzer, and no one had a dog that had been involved in ANY altercation period. I called all area police departments (turns out this guy drifts from house to house in the same general area) and NOT ONE report of a problem of any sort with a German Shepherd in the time the guy has had Katja. Why the guy lied about this, I will never know, because, honestly, I was ready to put her down....then I find out she's missing and has done nothing. I hope all of you who are quick to think a dog needs to be put down checks out the stories and ensures they are true. Katja almost lost her life due to something she did not do...now who knows where she is, what she's going through, of if she's even alive. I also learned she was being kept on a chain, that this guy does not treat his dogs right, hardly feeds them, and all this bad stuff. I did do a home check and personal references on this guy...unfortunately, he gave me references who would lie for him and what he declared as his home was not even his house. I hope this nightmare ends with Katja being safe somewhere.