We went and looked at a German Shepard on Monday evening. (This isnt the real buddy just a carbon copy)
A friend of FiL's can no longer keep him due to he feels like he cant give him the time he needs and he would like to get a smaller cheaper place since he broke up with his gf. He's 1 1/2 yrs old and his name is Buddy. We have been looking for another dog for quite some time only to have doors closed in our face time and time again. Tom will give him to us for free. He raised him as a pup. His Grandfather was a Police Dog and he has been through two obedience classes. He took a liking to me and has already claimed me. He did bark at Dh when DH gave him a command then was told NO by his owner and then was friendly after that. My guess is he was trying to be the Alpha to him.
Has anyone ever had a German Shephard dog before? We have always had Labs. This would be a totally new breed for us. I would love to hear anything you have to say about them.
I forgot to add we are having him over for the weekend to see how it goes and then decide from there.
We ended up taking him back home the first day in the afternoon. He was very, very aggressive towards my Lab who is old and sick. We did all the introductions on neutral ground and put him in his crate and he just about busted out of there when he saw her. If he would of gotten to her I am convinced he would of killed her. So I have a feeling that the owner wasn't all that honest about his aggression which was the first question I asked him. He was fine and loved being around dh and I but he wasnt to sure of sd13 and was staring her down. If our whole yard was fenced in or if we didnt have another pets then it would of worked out. Dh had a HARD time holding him back, if I were walking him and ran into a bad situation I wouldn't of been able to keep him back. Sooo I hope he will find a good home.