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OT - GSD's

SlickSlick Posts: 382
edited 8:40PM in EggHead Forum
Griffin asked about German Shepherds on the forum.

Looks like we have a few!

This is Ruby and Gunnar. Ruby (left) was a 10 yr. old sable that we lost to degenerative myolopathy in October. Gunnar is 5 and needed a new playmate, so Lexi joined us in November and is 6 months old.

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I've owned a lot of dogs in my life and all were great, but there is something special about a Shepherd.

Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,691
    Very special friends.
    How cool.....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,784
    Got my heart.. so cute!!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great pics
    Lexi looks like a great addition :)

    Shane
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,874
    love shepards, had a few, the best one i had was root. he was young in this pic, made 18 by a couple days

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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Our Joe is training his eventual replacement. -RP

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  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Sorry to hear about the loss of Ruby. As most of the regulars will tell you I can sympathies with you. Lost a lot of my "kids" the last year and half. Auron sure has added happiness to it. Like you said I have had dogs all my life but first Shepherd. Completely different. I love how one dog at 9 months can all ready go from high drive one min. then lay up with my 14 year old niece the next.
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  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    18 YEARS OLD!!! That is just amazing!
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Randy is that his pup? adorable. ;)
  • jaymag_87jaymag_87 Posts: 111
    I love dogs.

    “It would have been better if men and dogs grew from boyhood and puppyhood together, and in so doing pass on together. However, nature is not so ordered. So long as there are dogs and men, dogs will die, and men will weep for them."

    -- Burton Spiller
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    No but they really look alike. -RP
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Wish I had the energy and time for Shutzhund training. Ruby would have done well. Very high drive. Father was working line, mother was show line. Her "funtion" was to protect me at all times, and if I was home, she was never out of my sight. Since my wife fed her, she tolerated her, but her bond was to me. It was the kind of thing that all kids dream about and I had never experienced with any other dog. Gunnar, on the other hand, is a Golden Retriever at heart! Gentle giant, but his job is to protect the house and property. Always lays by a door or window so that he can watch over his domain.
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Eighteen would be awesome! We have a 15 y.o. Golden, and can't bear the thought of losing another one.

    Randy, what breed is your giant? Neopoliton Mastiff?
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    Yep. Shepherds are great. I'd rather have this dog than a gun. (Hopefully, you can see it. It's an antimated gif).

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,874
    a rabies shot took his system down, ill never give shots to an older dog again. at 15 he would get lost on my 1/10th acre property, got the brit and he came back to life big time. root was last pick of a litter of 12 and i dont think he was much more than 4 or 5 weeks when i got him, the mother refused to feed all those pups
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Joe's little brother was from a litter of 22, 11 of them didn't make it. -RP
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,874
    wow, thats a big litter. never thought of it before but wonder if some breeders might be using those fertility drugs now with the price of dogs. would hate to think they do but can easily see it happening. friend of mine popped out triplets last spring on those
  • I see a lot of working shepherds. Most of them are pretty pleasant to deal with, one I even make sure to have my daughter around when he comes in. All the handlers can tell at least one story about having the dog save their skin.

    RP is killing me with the mastiff pix, though. Finest dog I ever had.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    This was my first boy, Damian Von King (papers said he was from the King line, but I was just a college kid and only wanted a companion) He lived to 8 before passing on. He was 105lbs at his greatest weight.

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    After I that, I rescued this guy, Gunther, from the pound, but he suffered severe seperation anxiety, could escape from any kennel and destroyed our house. He was only with us one week. Damage done - two destroyed kennels, three curtains, 4 blinds and broke out a window. Notice this was before I got an egg? (two grills in the pic)

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    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    Here is our current boy, Oliver (Olie) He's been with me since he was about 7 months. I knew the girl that had him before, she had him and his sister, but couldn't keep both of them, so he came to live with us. He's about to turn four.

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    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    The day I got Olie.

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    A couple years later, we got him and his sister together to play.
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    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Never thought of that, I would hope a vet wouldn't prescribe them. -RP
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
     
    One of my favorite breeds. Sorry for your lose of Ruby. I have never had a Shepard but when I was a kid our neighbor acquired one from the city (Boston) named Chief. Chief had to leave the city as he had learned to dislike uniforms so he came to live in the country. He was huge. His owner was 6' 3" and Chief could put his paws on his shoulders and look him in the face. He was I guess what you might call silver and black. He watched over both our houses even though they were not in sight of each other and was a great friend to this young boy. :)


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  • AngelaAngela Posts: 543
    Great pics, we have a little sable baby
    Egging on two larges + 36" Blackstone griddle
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Sables are cool! Really interesting to see how their colors change as they mature.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Here is one in white :)
    Hope no one ever tries to get in the house. :evil:
    Without me here to pull him off :laugh: :laugh:
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    Shane
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I always enjoy the pics of Joe. I would love a GD. Has he had any hip issues like some large breeds?

    Just say no to lap dogs. :laugh:
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