And her progeny
Whatever it is you want to do, the German
Shepherd Dog wants to do it with you. They only ask that
they be allowed to be with you. If chained up in the yard,
they become desperate for companionship and frequently
become aggressive. If kenneled with little human contact,
they can become frantic and destructive. If you want a
friend and companion, the GSD is for you. If you simply want
a watchdog who will bark and make you feel protected, it is
best to buy another breed or get an electronic surveilance
Ever since Hanna was a small puppy, she
traveled with her family wherever they went. Here
they all are on a camping trip.
Hanna, like her sister Flicka, graduated from
a 12 week obedience course before she was 10 months
German Shepherds are playful and inquisitive.
Since they are athletic and agile, they can climb
or jump onto or over various objects or barriers.
Given a little time, they frequently problem solve
tricky situations. Although willing to be obedience
trained, they do not follow commands blindly. Here
is "Luke" a hefty 120 pound male at 3 years of age
who was the runt of the "E" litter.
As with many other animals, German Shepherds
love the company of their own kind. If you want to
have more than one dog in the family, the easiest
is to introduce a young puppy to an older "only"
dog home. The next combination would be
male/female. Here you see Luke and Gretel (owned by
the Gibson's) have made friends even if they were
both grown when introduced. A multiple dog
household of the same sex is possible, it just
takes a little more time and patience.
The German Shepherd will always be a dog
with great dignity.
In memory of
Vonderbrink's Etikette/Rosa Lee