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#1 Mummzy

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

So we bumped into our neighbour today who was out walking (getting dragged) by this most beautiful white pure bred white German Shepherd pup. He said he arrived from Victoria on Wednesday and the dog wasn't compatible with his daughters other dog and they just weren't getting along. The neighbour said he can't keep it because they are going away for 3 weeks. Also the dog only 7 months old is massive bigger then my full 2 grown border collies and very strong. It nearly knocked my neighbour to the ground when meeting my 2 dogs. Bing an older person he isn't certain he could manage the pup.
The pup is 7 months old and has been in 6 different homes. It needs a forever home. He is great with Children, he let my 4 year old give him sticks to chew and when my 4 year old tried pulling the stick out of its mouth, he didn't snatch or growl and let the stick go. He was very playful with my son. He doesn't know how to walk on the lead and has had no training. He likes to also be inside. He is very boisterous and when meeting my dominant collie he had a go at him and tried to jump on him in a dominant way. I believe he will be a dominate male. He hasn't been around other dogs before.
I am just wondering if I am stupid enough to consider taking him when I have 2 other dogs. Him being a shepherd I am a bit scared as I was bitten by 2 when I was a child. One being my own dog and another being my brothers friends. Also vet bills and food to feed 3 dogs.... My heart is saying yes but my head is saying no....
He is desexed and declawed. He is so beautiful looking I just want to save him, no one wants him. I offered to look after him for the three weeks while they are away as I really don't want him to go to the pound.
Sorry for no paragraphs on the iPad.

Edited by Mummzy, 20 January 2013 - 08:34 PM.


#2 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

Declawed? ohmy.gif

#3 ani1

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

Wow they declaw dogs now. How terrible.

#4 FiveAus

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

Dewclaws removed?

Why did the neighbour get a dog he can't keep? Why doesn't he send it back to where he got it from?

A 7 month old GSD is only partly grown. I am always surprised by how huge a full grown adult GSD is when I see them close up, they are beautiful but they are BIG and powerful dogs who require excellent leadership.



#5 Mummzy

Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Yes the dew claws have been removed sorry for not stating that. As being a very active dog they can become dislocated and/or torn. Vets recommend it's safer.

Some rescue organisation in Victoria had him. They wanted to try re-home him one last time. So they asked my neighbours daughter who already had a german shepherd. She was reluctant but agreed to try him, but he didn't get along with her other german shepherd. So the parents have taken him for the time been till they can find a home for the dog. Otherwise he will go to the pound.  sad.gif



#6 The Old Feral

Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Far out, I'm in Vic and would have been on to him like a shot if I'd seen him.....

If it doesn't work out for you OP, please pm me before he goes to the pound.

#7 FiveAus

Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Yes, a couple of my dogs had their dewclaws removed shortly after birth, it is nothing like declawing.


The daughter needs to contact the rescue organisation and arrange for them to take him back. A dog should never be placed without some sort of trial period and an ethical rescue will always take back an animal that hasn't worked out.

#8 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:55 AM


him on again.

Edited by lifehacker, 09 February 2013 - 10:14 PM.


#9 *Ker*

Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Where are you? If he's in adelaide, I'll take him on as a foster. I can handle a white shepherd.

#10 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Poor doggy. But yes, current location would help.

#11 Kalota

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

I feel you, OP. German Shepherds are just beautiful. DF and I have been looking at a few shelter dogs recently and came across the most gorgeous German Shepherd. I really wanted to take him home but he was too big for what we are looking for sad.gif I had to use a lot of willpower to say no, and convince myself that someone else will come and take him as he was such a beautiful dog!

#12 DressageQueen

Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

I have a black (working lines) GSD, they can be hard work if you don't know what you're doing.
They need consistant FIRM (very) leadership and boundaries. Mine absolutely loved going to GSD specific training and I would recommend joining your local club if you're going to take it on. Keep in mind the white GSD's aren't recognised by the breed society so you won't be able to register him. They can also have delicate stomachs and skin allergies, and have a double coat which sheds 12 months a year.

#13 *Ker*

Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (DressageQueen @ 22/01/2013, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Keep in mind the white GSD's aren't recognised by the breed society so you won't be able to register him.


No, they are not recognised by the ANKC, so cannot be registered for show or breed, but are still required to be registered with the council. But he can't be registered unless he was at birth anyhow! You can't retrospectively register a dog.

Dog can't really be shown anyhow unless he's in neuter class - he's desexed.

Edited by *Ker*, 22 January 2013 - 11:29 AM.


#14 The Old Feral

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE
I have a black (working lines) GSD


Me too, aren't they divine?   wub.gif

Mine is actually incredibly calm and easygoing, much more so than all the black/tan shepherds we've had over the years.

OP, how's the pup going?  Did you decide to keep him?

#15 Mummzy

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

Hi everyone,

No we haven't decided. Either have the neighbours.

He jumped their fence today and came straight over to see our dogs. The neighbours were out at the time. So Jagger (his name). Let himself inside when I opened the door to get my 2 year old!  ohmy.gif and made himself at home wondering around playing with my sons. (They loved it).

Spoke to the neighbours when they came home and noticed he was in our yard. The Victoria rescue place think they should have a home for him by friday but the neighbours are concerned as the rescue place want $400 for him. If they don't get that he will probably go to the pound. I just don't understand... They are turning away potential owners because they have put a price on him.  sad.gif

It's terribly sad.

Oh and we are in the Blue Mountains.

#16 Charli73

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

I have a German Shepherd too and she is theist amazing family member.. She is a working lines Black and Tan girl and is the most loyal dog. She is fantastic with our two kids (both under 2) and is very gentle with them and won't leave my sons side.. It's the most beautiful thing to watch..

Hard work and a firm leader yes we trained her twice weekly for years and I'm glad that we did..

I hope you find a home for this pup.. The white shepherds are beautiful..

#17 The Old Feral

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Rescues need to charge $$ - to keep money coming in so they can keep on rescuing, and to deter impulse adoptions.

As I said earlier, I'd take him in a heartbeat if he ends up back in Vic, as a foster with a view to adoption  (if he gets along with my black girl and the ocicat, and isn't completely bonkers)... and would have no hesitation in forking out $400 for the privilege!

I can picture it now..... Jet and Jagger, the black and white shepherds..... wub.gif
(*wakes up from daydream*)

Can you let me know the name of the rescue group please, so I can let them know I'm here?

Thanks original.gif

Edited by The Old Bag, 23 January 2013 - 10:01 PM.


#18 *Ker*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

Do you mean they are charging $400 for someone to adopt him, or is that the surrender fee that the owners need to pay?


#19 Mummzy

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

The $400 is to adopt him. I have no idea of the organisation. Going off by the neighbour I dont think the rescue group want to send him back to Victoria so are trying to find someone in NSW.

#20 *Ker*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

That is completely normal. He will have to go into foster care - he needs training by the sounds of it. The adoption fee will cover the food while he is there, the carers time and expertise in training, flea and worming treatments, etc etc. Did you expect the rescue group to just give him away?





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