Breed: German Shepherd
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: Approx. 1 yrs 3 mos in April ’16
Weight: Approx. 75 lbs (but still growing)
Energy Level: High
Apartment Appropriate: No
Good w/ Dogs: A bit rude with other dogs
Good w/ Cats: Unknown
Good w/ Kids: With his size and energy, older children are best
Comments: Gander is currently at that teenager growth spurt phase, so a bit underweight at about 80#. He is neutered, vax-distemper/Parvo/bordatella/canine influenza, microchipped, tested HW negative and on HW prevention, dewormed.
He spent the first year of his life underweight and covered in Demodectic mange, but has been successfully treated. His socialization has been as neglected as his physical needs, so he is still overexuberant when meeting other dogs. Very interested in the rabbits and ducks when he is on leash, but some of that has diminished to casually curious. His forever home will need to have experience with large, powerful breeds and must be willing to commit to Gander's daily exercise and the training he will require to become a balanced dog. He can be reactive when overstimulated, and his new family will need to keep that in mind. He will not be an appropriate dog to take to places like dog parks without considerable work.
He is crate trained, but still working on his leash and 'no jumping' manners. He is a sweet, loving boy, funny, loves balls-just a big goober puppy;-) If you’d like to give Gander the love and training he is so craving, please fill out an application to meet him today!
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