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Posted: 1/13/2006 6:53:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 12:01:57 PM EDT by guns762]
We found a dog (German Shepherd )that needs rescued. He is two years old and in great shape, but smaller build, about 70lbs. He is described as looking fullblood, with a traditional black and tan coat.

I hope to have pictures of him tomorrow, and maybe go pick him up Sunday or possibly next weekend(he is about 6hrs away).

My family is excited. I'm excited to have a new running mate. I just hope I don't end up spending very little for a new dog, and $1,000 for a new 6' fence instead of the 4' fence that kept our old dog securely in our backyard.

Wouldn't that be ironic.....my wife not wanting to spend 1k for a new pup.....but having to spend 1K for a new fence.

Here are the pictures I got this morning. The rescuer said he looks very thin in the hips, so either he has not had the right food, or he is younger than origianlly thought.






Here is one of him next to a 90lb dog that that rescuer had. You can see the difference in weight, but she said he is shorter also.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:55:06 PM EDT
please name him speedbump
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:36:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
please name him speedbump



Dude...that is so wrong.

I'm actually at a loss for what to call him. I think the current owner is calling him "Gus", but I think he will get a proper German name...

I'm actually thinking ...


Zeiss?

I'm reading the "help me pick a name thread" right now getting ideas.

I like Kaiser too.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:42:38 PM EDT
Scheißehersteller?

be original, name your dog speed bump
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:51:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
Scheißehersteller?

be original, name your dog speed bump



My wife doesn't like "Gus".

You really think she is going to go for "Shit Star????" Not sure of the last part, or "Speedbump" Not going to happen.

What do you think of Zeiss?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:52:27 PM EDT
uhh that's what babelfish gave me for shit maker
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:52:32 PM EDT
My Shepherd never tried to jump over the fences where we lived even though he could have done so easily. He preferred to dig under or claw through them.

Good luck on your new buddy! GSDs are the best dogs and best friends on the planet.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:54:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
uhh that's what babelfish gave me for shit maker



Dang it... I knew that. It's been too long sense German in college.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:56:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By guns762:


I'm actually at a loss for what to call him. I think the current owner is calling him "Gus", but I think he will get a proper German name...

I like Kaiser too.



Gustaf, Gustav m.
From Swedish, meaning "supporter of the Goths." The name became popular in Germany because of the Swedish king Gustav Adolf, who died in the Battle of Lützen (1632) while fighting for the Protestant side in the Thirty Years War.

I almost named one of my GSDs Kaiser, but instead we settled on Thor.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:56:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hipster:
My Shepherd never tried to jump over the fences where we lived even though he could have done so easily. He preferred to dig under or claw through them.

Good luck on your new buddy! GSDs are the best dogs and best friends on the planet.




Funny, our old dog did the same. Dang could she did. You should have seen her go after moles. She would did up half the mountain looking for them. She would end up a perfectly white dog, with a dirt brown face.

My fense has a cement footing all the way around. He will have his paws full trying to dig it.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:57:08 PM EDT
Dang it... I knew that. It's been too long sense since German in college.

apparently english too.

name the dog "Badger"
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:00:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
Dang it... I knew that. It's been too long sense since German in college.

apparently english too.

name the dog "Badger"


Grammer Nazi

That's why I teach Art, and not English.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:02:46 PM EDT
My GSD has been a trusted companion for many years - they are loyal to a fault, and as such they can be very cautious around non-family members.

My dog could easily jump our 6' block wall, fortunately He is not a "jumper". My Neighbors GSD will jump almost any fence/wall, and has to be chained.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:03:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:05:19 PM EDT
Name him "Dubya" and get him a membership so he can get arfcom dog-tags
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:07:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 8:10:22 PM EDT by home_with_kids]
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Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
Dang it... I knew that. It's been too long sense since German in college.

apparently english too.

name the dog "Badger"
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Grammer Nazi

That's why I teach Art, and not English.


That's Mister Grammer Nazi to you , buddy.

I had to look up how to spell apparently, though....

ETA: and dang if you didn't make me spell grammar wrong, too. Its enough to make me re-think the whole grammar-national-socialist world view.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:14:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brassburn:
I had GSD's all through my childhood and teen years. An awesome family dog. However, some of them (yes yes, VERY well trained dogs) can be very protective if non-familiars are around.

I only mention this because of the litigious nature of people today. It's not a flaw with the breed. It's what they do.



I've gotten numerous unwanted visitors and threats doing what I do for a living. This is one of the main reasons we are getting a Shepherd. I want a protector for my family.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:19:17 PM EDT
GSD's are great dogs. Congratulations. As for escaping, mine uses any methods possible - jumping, climbing, digging, opening the gate, or just clawing through. Seems like we foil her one way and she has another route ready. I think the females are more known for this though.

One word of caution, however. At 2 years old he may already have some loyalty to the current owner, so just keep an eye on him around your kids, at least initially. But I think females are also more known for this problem too.

Like I said, great dogs, congratulations.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:37:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 8:39:33 PM EDT by guns762]

Originally Posted By Greenfeet:
GSD's are great dogs. Congratulations. As for escaping, mine uses any methods possible - jumping, climbing, digging, opening the gate, or just clawing through. Seems like we foil her one way and she has another route ready. I think the females are more known for this though.

One word of caution, however. At 2 years old he may already have some loyalty to the current owner, so just keep an eye on him around your kids, at least initially. But I think females are also more known for this problem too.Like I said, great dogs, congratulations.



Apparently he became a little too protective of the baby and even nipped at the 10yr old when she got a little, in his eyes, too rough with the baby. It wasn't enough to cause her to want to get rid of him, she is ANG, and is moving on Tues. She lives in an apartment right now. He will be a much better work out with me running, so, maybe he will not have quite so much energy to do other things.

I figure it may be a while before he bonds with my family. We will be very careful with him around our boys, but I think it will be ok.

From what I've been told, the owner(gal) did not assert herself as the dominant family member, and allowed the dog to take on that roll. That will not happen in our family. There is already an Alpha male.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:05:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:02:32 AM EDT
Good choice you won't be sorry.I have two,Otto & Heidi. You should check out www.heidelberg-usa.com. The food they eat is extremely important.Mine have only eaten the Heidelberg diet,a lot to it but you can see the difference from commerical brands. Lots of good information on that website. Don't forget to read about the food they eat. Try and use their dogfood.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:06:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 4:06:33 AM EDT by Mr45auto]

Originally Posted By guns762:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
Scheißehersteller?

be original, name your dog speed bump



My wife doesn't like "Gus".

You really think she is going to go for "Shit Star????" Not sure of the last part, or "Speedbump" Not going to happen.

What do you think of Zeiss?



I assume he knows his name already. Zeiss sounds similar to Gus and he'd probably take to it fairly quickly.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:10:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By guns762:
From what I've been told, the owner(gal) did not assert herself as the dominant family member, and allowed the dog to take on that roll. That will not happen in our family. There is already an Alpha male.


I hope I'm wrong, but I see a potential conflict on the horizon. The dog has been the alpha male for two years and he may not want to give it up that easily. You are going to have to work at convincing the dog that you're the leader of the pack at your home. The dog may try to be alpha dog with your kids so be careful. If you have problems, just remember the dog is doing what's in his nature, and how he has been trained for the last two years. If he challenges you, DO NOT back down. Good luck.



The gal that is giving him up has only had him for about 3 months. I think we can handle him.

On the naming side....
Wife shot down Zeiss.

She's considering "Kaiser", "Rommel", and "Maximillion"
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:04:09 PM EDT
Bump to show off the pictures. I think we are going to get him tomorrow. Still working on a name. My wife is leaning towards Maximillion, and call him Max for short.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:08:58 PM EDT
He's cute... my vote's for Kaiser.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:13:02 PM EDT
Give the 4 ft. fence a chance. Our GSD has no desire to go over it. Our 1 year old Lab has never gone over it, not yet anyway.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:17:50 PM EDT
Make sure you take him to the vet and make the dog has good hips.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:27:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:34:27 PM EDT
Kinda small to be Shultz.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:35:26 PM EDT
Ageis!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:53:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By guns762:
We found a dog (German Shepherd )that needs rescued. He is two years old and in great shape, but smaller build, about 70lbs. He is described as looking fullblood, with a traditional black and tan coat.

I hope to have pictures of him tomorrow, and maybe go pick him up Sunday or possibly next weekend(he is about 6hrs away).

My family is excited. I'm excited to have a new running mate. I just hope I don't end up spending very little for a new dog, and $1,000 for a new 6' fence instead of the 4' fence that kept our old dog securely in our backyard.

Wouldn't that be ironic.....my wife not wanting to spend 1k for a new pup.....but having to spend 1K for a new fence.

Here are the pictures I got this morning. The rescuer said he looks very thin in the hips, so either he has not had the right food, or he is younger than origianlly thought.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/CAIV41OX.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/CAUX4ZA1.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/CAMJOXMN.jpg

Here is one of him next to a 90lb dog that that rescuer had. You can see the difference in weight, but she said he is shorter also.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/CAJPD3A2.jpg



Wow he sure looks like a good dog! GSD's are great dogs.

<---GSD man through and through
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:00:02 PM EDT
call him shep
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:09:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 7:11:53 PM EDT by Mr45auto]

Originally Posted By jj01:
call him shep




My dog is Shep Btw, ever read the story of Old Shep?
www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5755/oldshep.html
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:10:15 PM EDT
stir fry?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:13:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By guns762:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
please name him speedbump



Dude...that is so wrong.

I'm actually at a loss for what to call him. I think the current owner is calling him "Gus", but I think he will get a proper German name...

I'm actually thinking ...


Zeiss?

I'm reading the "help me pick a name thread" right now getting ideas.

I like Kaiser too.



http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa042699.htm
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:45:05 PM EDT
I had a bassett that could clear two feet easy, probably more if the steak on the other side was big enough.

A Lab oughta make 4 with no problem.

With rescue or adopted dogs, you do need to be careful until they figure out they are below the kids on the pecking order. Our bassetts some times treated the baby (who is now over 6' tall as their baby) but he's always been higher in the pecking order. None of the three ever bit anybody on purpose but we made damn sure that nobody tries to take food away from Sam or got food too close to her. She had been abused apparently and until she got her weight where it was supposed to be and knew that food was not scarce, she would fight anybody and anything for food. Took several years to cure her of that. The only person she ever snapped at was my youngest niece. Apparently she never made past Sam on the pecking order, and it was the snap a mother dog makes at pups, the snap noise and the hit with the side of the snout.

But it takes a while for dogs to acclimate to a new family.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:53:25 AM EDT
So far, so good. He hasn't tried to jump the fence. He seems like a fantastic dog. We left his name, Gustoph "Gus", because he has had it for his whole life. He follows me everywhere, and my wife said he got very, very upset when I went to work this morning.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:29:54 AM EDT
I love my GSD!
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