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Blade is a large, long haired, black and tan German Shepherd Dog. He is approximately 6 years old and currently lives with two female GSD’s and three cats. While he will play with the other dogs, he really likes the kitties.
We have been told that Blade is a retired Military Working dog trained for Tactical Explosives Detection work. He was imported from Europe, trained by a private company and was stationed at Fort Bragg. He has a tattoo in his ear, but we have not been able to confirm any deployments, his rank or find any of his former handlers in spite of numerous phone calls to Fort Bragg, Lackland AFB, K2 Solutions and even the Pentagon.
In the house he is fairly low energy (unless he is on kitty patrol), rarely barks and likes to sleep at my feet. Out in public, he is on alert and nothing gets by his watchful eyes. He is just learning to play with toys again and now that he is being fed on a regular basis, he does a happy dance when you pick up his bowl for feeding time. We took him into rescue at less than 75 pounds, he is now over 90 and we were told that when he was in the military he was 100 pounds plus.
Blade knows sit, down and has excellent leash manners. He is fine with everybody he meets. He does not actively seek out attention from people he does not know, but will accept any and all affection from strangers. I could easily see him in Afghanistan with his handler letting all the other soldiers on base give him attention. There is a possibility he could be an excellent therapy dog as he is bomb proof.
I have included one picture of him immediately after we got to my house. He was a sad boy, not knowing what was going to happen next. The other three are after 3 weeks after becoming an SGSR dog! Quite a transformation!
Blade is being fostered in Charlotte, NC. If you are interested in being his forever family, and live in VA, NC and MD, please complete the on line application at www.southeastgermanshepherdrescue.com or contact your adoption coordinator.
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