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Rescue Group: German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California-Fresno
|Breed:||German Shepherd Dog Mix||Color:||Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Oceana is a 2 year old female German Shepherd who is one of the sweetest and most special girls we have had in the program. She has a habit of melting the heart of everyone she meets.
When you first meet Oceana she will be nervous and reserved. Within minutes she will gently sniff your hand and you'll be smitten. She is great with all people, gentle and very affectionate. Within days she will be lying by your side, sitting at your feet and following you everywhere. She adores attention and loves a good tummy rub.
Oceana is a long and tall female with a slightly light coloring of the classic black and tan. She is alert, striking and very attractive. On walks she seems to draw endless attention from people commenting on how beautiful she is. She is very friendly with other dogs and plays nicely with or 3 year old male. We have not tested her with cats. We will have that information very soon.
Oceana has an issue in that she can't properly open her mouth. She can open it enough to eat, drink and lick her nose, but that's it. No big problem to her it seems! We have her on medication that week by week sees her jaws opening slightly more - but we don't know if she will ever fully open her jaws. She breathes through the side of her mouth. On long walks she pants noisily but has no problem with running around. We are also feeding her a raw diet (rice, chicken and veg) to help build her up as she was underweight when we picked her up. She eats like a horse! This is a very food motivated girl.
She loves to play! Her favorite game is to chase a tennis ball round endlessly. Because she can't pick it up, this makes for hours of fun. You can see her in action in our lounge - here
Her training is very limited. The good news is that she is house trained, is good in a crate and responds to the gentlest of corrections. She walks great on a leash and does not pull. However, sit, stay, come and down are all in need of work. Anyone taking the journey with our girl will need to be committed to training. The great news is that she is very food and play motivated. A gentle caution - she tends to snatch at treats and food. Don't worry, she can't and wouldn't bite you as she can't open her mouth, but poor presentation will result in slightly nipped fingers. We have improved this and should have this behavior sorted out - very soon.
Personal comment - as her foster dad I have lived with dogs for over 45 years and there is something unique about the temperament of this girl. She has the effect on everyone - she stares at you with her gorgeous hazel colored eyes and melts your heart - so approach with care :-)