German Shepherd owners? - Page 3 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 25th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #41
Tranny Tom
Switcheroo
 
Tranny Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-13-06
Location: Southfield
Posts: 3,807
iTrader: (55)
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Default

I have a 10 year old Shepherd female that isn't really big and isn't really small. She's around 78lbs which is much bigger than your normal lap dog (which she thinks she is). I have a 5 year old son that she loves to knock down, lick, play fetch (when she lets go of the ball), and play tug with. She even sleeps in his room on the floor most nights. She is very protective of my wife and son when I'm not around, she also didn't leave my wife's side when she was pregnant.

One thing that I really can't stand is the fur. Buy stock in vacuum cleaners. I lost count on how many we have killed because of dog hair. Make sure you get a good brush too, their coats take a lot of care. Brush them minimum three times a week.
Tranny Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #42
Red68Camaro
End nerd persecution
 
Red68Camaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-11-06
Location: Clarkston
Posts: 2,212
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tranny Tom View Post
I have a 10 year old Shepherd female that isn't really big and isn't really small. She's around 78lbs which is much bigger than your normal lap dog (which she thinks she is). I have a 5 year old son that she loves to knock down, lick, play fetch (when she lets go of the ball), and play tug with. She even sleeps in his room on the floor most nights. She is very protective of my wife and son when I'm not around, she also didn't leave my wife's side when she was pregnant.

One thing that I really can't stand is the fur. Buy stock in vacuum cleaners. I lost count on how many we have killed because of dog hair. Make sure you get a good brush too, their coats take a lot of care. Brush them minimum three times a week.
I'll agree.....She is a very nice dog! She even lets my ugly mug in the house when no one is home. As long as family members spend time around them they are great dogs and get to know you.

I also like that fact that for ten years she has carried the same log around the yard to play fetch with. Or course through the years she has whittled it away a bit!

One story I'll never forget is when you were watching Muncie while we were out of town when she was a puppy (2lbs) and she was carrying her in her mouth around the house like her own puppy.

Last edited by Red68Camaro; July 25th, 2011 at 02:04 PM.
Red68Camaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 03:06 PM   #43
Twilight
Seriously?!?!
 
Twilight's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-23-08
Location: Mad Hts MI
Posts: 3,595
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

I had a Shepperd/Husky mix... He was the best dog! Loyal, protective and smart. At one point he was a registered Therapy Dog. He had the brains of the sheppard for sure.

I have an GSP and a lab pup now.. In our training class we have 4 Shepperd's. Two of them are awesome and make me miss mine. The other two aren't bad just have some training issues... but those two are also a little older... late to the "I'm the boss party"

Good luck... if you go with a mix, I would advise getting a very young pup.
Twilight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #44
winters98tj
Senior Member
 
winters98tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-20-07
Location: Madison Heights,MI 48071
Posts: 324
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

If you want to get the best deal on a German Shephard Purebred and you don't mind the drive. Up in Grayling, MI there is a lady named Debbie Schultz that runs a rescue for just german shephards-she always has pups and older dogs with training---check into it-you may get one for a song. I believe it is S.N.'s Rescue--if you need a number try (989) 344-0963 to start. Mention the name "Winters" so she will know how you got a hold of her.
winters98tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #45
schanxj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-28-05
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 1,135
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Thanks for the number. We have lots of decisions to make.
schanxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #46
Just a Spouse
Motrcytman's spouse
 
Just a Spouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Lake View, AL
Posts: 7,142
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Try the Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester. They sometimes have 'rejects' that are perfectly fine dogs, but not quite suitable for helping the blind. I know someone who got a great dog from them with crooked teeth....so it was a reject.
Just a Spouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 06:37 PM   #47
noon_crue
Member
 
noon_crue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-27-09
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

we have a 4 year old shepherd/ boarder collie mix. she is the most gentle dog i have had. we don't have kids, but we have a 3 year old niece and a 6 year old nephew, and she can't get enough of them. she is always laying next to, or walking by the 3 year olds side. shes super protective of her. she was pretty good to train, she only plays rough with me, and no one else. and the minute anyone walks past the house, or someone new comes by, she lets them know that they are near her area. and will be leary of them until we say they are ok.

so in my opinion i wouldn't ask for another dog...unless it was another shepherd. (my parents both had several growing up, so they are definitly a breed that will be in our family for a long time)
noon_crue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #48
jeepbrattt
New car smell.....Mmmmmmm
 
jeepbrattt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-31-08
Location: mi
Posts: 7,020
iTrader: (27)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by archerchaos View Post
Crate train!

Sorry, totally disagree. Part of the reason people have a dog is for protection. How is a dog supposed to do that from a cage? I know a lot of people will say the dog likes their cage.........to each there own, but how would you like to be locked up all day? Fawk that.

Best dog I had was Rott/Shep mix. Like your situation I was able to be home a lot and train him. He was a GREAT dog!!! Gentle giant. Consistancy is key, and yes socialize any dog you get. Also make sure the kids respect the puppy.........
jeepbrattt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #49
noon_crue
Member
 
noon_crue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-27-09
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

i agree, we only crate trained her until she was house broken. now all we do, when we leave is say "go to bed" she goes to her kennel, she gets a treat. we leave she lays on the couch and watches tv until she hears or sees someone around the house.
noon_crue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #50
HPandThrottle
have fun or die trying
 
HPandThrottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-04-09
Location: Ludington Mi
Posts: 243
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

one of the best dogs i ever had and it was and abused rescue dog obedience train and lamb and rice food go a long way with keeping a health and well mannered sheperd
HPandThrottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.23190 seconds with 50 queries