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Posted: 1/5/2006 10:49:21 AM EDT
My wife and I have been talking about getting another dog for a while.

Yesterday I found this eight month old GSD in the paper for free!!!

He is a pure GSD his father and mother were on site and they were very nice beautiful dogs.

The lady said he was returned after his previous owner got booted out of his apartment.

She said she could not afford to feed 4 big dogs.

Dad was 120#+ and mom was 90# he also has a sister that they are giving away.

His grandfather on dad's side was a German import that served on the city PD.







He's still got alot of pup in him but he has alot of potential.

My 8year old female black lab Bear isn't to fond of the idea of him getting too close when we are near but I think she will come around once they get used to each other.

My 3 1/2 y/o son loves him and they play great together. We named him Moose.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:53:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 10:53:59 AM EDT by XDBACKUPGUN]
Wow,
What a find!


Great Looking Dog, I think MOOSE will be a fitting name!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:54:12 AM EDT
Why the long face?




Fine looking dog.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:54:13 AM EDT
I love seeing the German in a GSD

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:56:43 AM EDT
German Shepherds (my favorite breed) + "moose" (my nickname through high school) = I love this dog.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:07:35 AM EDT
and yes he is allowed on the bed.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:08:47 AM EDT
My family and I are currently looking for a GSD. Dang, are they expensive. My wife and I have agreed that we would even go as high as $500, but that isn't even in the ball park for most.

I'm hoping this nice lady in MT will feel sorry for us and give us a good deal on a nice 4month old that she has that is too big to show. Not likely though.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:23:48 AM EDT
Nice looking GSD pup!

I don’t know what I’d do with out my GSD. Best friend, alarm system, personal protection, baby sitter……….ya just can’t beat a good GSD!

Here’s mine sunning him self in the living room, he’s 4 years old now.


Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:36:00 AM EDT
Congratulations! I have a 1 1/2 YO Shep named Schultze. His nickname on the ridge is "The perfect dog". He looks like Rin Tin Tin, and tries to guess what I want him to do before I even ask. He's very loyal, and has a gentle disposition. I don't think I'll ever own any other kind of dog. I got mine for free too from a neighbor down the road. He is a papered purebred as well. He's black and white with no brown.

You have a great looking dog there. Moose is an appropriate name too. He'll be a little uncoordinated for awhile. Inside he'll be like a moose in a china shop.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:46:10 AM EDT
Pics like that make me want to get another dog.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:58:59 AM EDT
here is Magnum. he is almost 5 months old. weighs just about 55lbs. very smart and loving.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:00:27 PM EDT
one more of magnum.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:02:20 PM EDT
This thread is doing nothing for my need to have a GSD.

/gotta stop checking back...
//But I can't...
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:03:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
here is Magnum. he is almost 5 months old. weighs just about 55lbs. very smart and loving.img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/jmt1271/HPIM0267.jpg





I love that pic, with the ear folded down, tounge hanging out, eyes wide open, he has a LETS GO PLAY look on him, great dog.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:09:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 12:10:15 PM EDT by jmt1271]

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
here is Magnum. he is almost 5 months old. weighs just about 55lbs. very smart and loving.img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/jmt1271/HPIM0267.jpg





I love that pic, with the ear folded down, tounge hanging out, eyes wide open, he has a LETS GO PLAY look on him, great dog.


thanks alot. he loves to play, unending energy. as loving as any dog weve had. everyone talks about how smart GSDs are, but it is amazing. like a sponge.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:13:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 12:15:43 PM EDT by 1GunnerHogan1]
Here's where I got my GSD dog....he's AWESOME!!!
www.klgsd.com
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:29:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GunnerHogan1:
Here's where I got my GSD dog....he's AWESOME!!!
www.klgsd.com
i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/MichaelBallsmith/DSC00003.jpg


beautiful
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:32:30 PM EDT
Dog post I'm in! My new daughter.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:41:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:02:03 PM EDT by sp1shooter]
What's the "D" in GSD stand for?

Edit: It really is dog. That's stupid.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:45:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sp1shooter:
What's the "D" in GSD stand for?




Could be DOG
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:58:15 PM EDT
WOW! Great looking dogs! Congrats on the new pup!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:16:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GunnerHogan1:
Here's where I got my GSD dog....he's AWESOME!!!
www.klgsd.com
i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/MichaelBallsmith/DSC00003.jpg



I'm so envious right now.

They have the dog I want, I'm just afraid he will be too much.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:56:16 PM EDT
I love GSD pic threads.....

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:57:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 1:58:06 PM EDT by TexasEd]
I love shepards, but damn, those suckers are shedding machines I tell ya.

Great looking pup there.

Ed
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:06:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasEd:
I love shepards, but damn, those suckers are shedding machines I tell ya.
Ed



Yep, the only down side to GSD's! I vac the house sometimes twice a day! And definitely not a dog to be sitting on the couch or in bed!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:11:28 PM EDT
Here's mine. Yes, he is a soft-ear


Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:16:38 PM EDT
Fine looking critters all.
I have an old Rotty and two young Labs.
I want a GS.....dawg.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:17:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:50:48 PM EDT by captainobvious]
.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:18:41 PM EDT
My family really wants a German Sheppard but there's no room for one at the moment. We already have a name picked out if it is a male "Kaiser". We don't have a fenced yard and couldn't deal with having to keep a dog on a leash all the time while outside.

Our Golden Retriever's name is Midas.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:41:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
here is Magnum. he is almost 5 months old. weighs just about 55lbs. very smart and loving.img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/jmt1271/HPIM0267.jpg



What did you do, steal my dog?

Here's my Magnum:


He's 6 months old in the pic. Now he's 1 year old.

He's real strong, fast, and aggressive (but not too aggressive.)
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:42:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By akethan:
and yes he is allowed on the bed.




Good way to have behavioral issues.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:42:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garage-Logician:
I love GSD pic threads.....

i34.photobucket.com/albums/d137/gmr719/1c90bad9.jpg



Now that is a fine looking GSD!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:41:50 AM EDT
Here are my little monsters both are 8 weeks old and me and the wife got them for free both pure GSD from a lady she works with went to get one and came home with two of themhttp://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d104/georgem466/100_9788.jpg this one is mine his name is Shadow. http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d104/georgem466/100_9789.jpg and this one is Angel. She was got for my daughter. here is both of them togetherhttp://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d104/georgem466/100_9790.jpg. both of them are very platfull and loveable and smart both good climbers they figured out how to get out of the room we put them at night by climbing over the gate. so far the smartest dogs I have ever owned
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:54:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
Congratulations! I have a 1 1/2 YO Shep named Schultze. His nickname on the ridge is "The perfect dog". He looks like Rin Tin Tin, and tries to guess what I want him to do before I even ask.



My Shiloh is the same way. It was kinda frustrating getting used to it. I would try to train him to sit and he would have his butt on the ground the moment I started to raise my hand. He definitely anticipates commands. I eventually figured out that if he was going to be that attentive that I would teach him to respond to single finger commands. I can get him to stop barking at the neighbors and come in and lay down beside me just by snapping my fingers and pointing to the floor.

One of the things I find interesting is that he understands going around things. For instance, if we are walking and he gets a tree between me and him, he will not attempt to continue to come around the tree. He will follow the leash back around the tree and untangle the leash the correct way.

If someone hasn't raised a dog from the GSD line then it is hard to imagine how intelligent these dogs can be.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:05:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:02:47 AM EDT
Nice looking pups - get those ears up!!! Taped if you have to
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:17:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By guns762:
My family and I are currently looking for a GSD. Dang, are they expensive. My wife and I have agreed that we would even go as high as $500, but that isn't even in the ball park for most.

I'm hoping this nice lady in MT will feel sorry for us and give us a good deal on a nice 4month old that she has that is too big to show. Not likely though.



There is a good reason for the high cost. Any reputable breeder has a fair amount of time and money invested in the pups by the time they get out the door. If the pups aren't much money then you might be looking at the product of a puppy mill.

If you really want a dog without spending much money then there are lots of rescue organizations around with decent family dogs.

However, with any GSD, you have potential health issues. I can't tell you how many times I have talked to GSD owners who had to put their dogs down at age 5 because of bad hips or something. One possibility is to get a Shiloh Shepherd from a rescue organization. Shilohs generally have better hips than GSDs because of more tightly controlled breeding. (However, Shilohs are twice the size of a regular GSD. Imagine a GSD, times two.) There aren't a lot of rescue Shilohs, but they are out there.

But I would advise you to think about health issues before you get a dog. It isn't a good idea to save money on buying a dog if you are just going to be facing an expensive hip operation four or five years down the line. When I got my dog, I did a lot of research and decided that the odds of a bad result were just too high for me. Therefore, I decided to spend the money up front to make sure I had a dog from a good breeder with good health histories.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:19:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasEd:
I love shepards, but damn, those suckers are shedding machines I tell ya.

Great looking pup there.

Ed



You are looking at this in the negative aspect, rather than the positive. What you should have said is that it will now be possible for your wife to knit sweaters from scratch.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:34:17 AM EDT
I rescued this German Shepherd/Husky mix last year. Dakota's about as awesome as a dog can be.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:54:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 7:56:41 AM EDT by Motor05]
Akethan, good-lookin' pup!!

Here's my GSD's....my male is 7 and the female is 4.
Jake

Haley

Both

In their "natural habitat"
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:02:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Motor05:
Akethan, good-lookin' pup!!

Here's my GSD's....my male is 7 and the female is 4.
Jake
i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/motorfive/dogs007.jpg
Haley
i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/motorfive/dogs001.jpg
Both
i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/motorfive/dogs003.jpg
In their "natural habitat"
i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/motorfive/IMGP0223.jpg



MOTOR....good lookin GSDs
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:16:42 PM EDT
Here is my girl, her great granddaddy was Zorro Vom Laager Wall and she comes from german working lines.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:26:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:
I rescued this German Shepherd/Husky mix last year. Dakota's about as awesome as a dog can be.

geekbox.org/pics/dakota.jpg



Looks more wolfish than husky/gsd.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:44:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By inzane123:
Looks more wolfish than husky/gsd.



He does. I get that all the time, but he's all dog. In person, you can really tell. He's also only about 65 lbs, which is about normal for a Husky.

He's also one of the most affectionate dogs I've ever seen. And one of the biggest babies I've ever seen. I totally know better than to depend on him for any kind of home defense. He'd probably be all over the robber looking for treats more than anything.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:45:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Motor05:
Here's my GSD's....my male is 7 and the female is 4.



Those are beautiful, and apparently, very happy dogs.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:46:55 PM EDT
Here is a picture of our GSDL (GSD+Lab). We rescued her from the city shelter when she was 6 weeks old.

Faith and my middle boy. They are best of friends.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:03:35 PM EDT
I'd be interested in the sister if she is still available. mbohmann@wi.rr.com Thanks!
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