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    June is off to a much better situation than May, pet wise. After losing both our older dogs GSD and Golden ) in May , we now have two new best friends. Heidi is a 14 month old Golden that we adopted from a Breeder after she was returned to him by some people that IMHO, had no business owning a larger breed dog. She had very little training, and it showed. She is very smart and loving, but a wild child with a capital W. Settled down a lot after about a month with us. Heidi is a British Cream variety and very different color phase. Basically all white with black eyes and nose. We are told she will develop some traditional golden color as she ages.

    After we lost Gunner (the black GSD in my avatar), we started looking for another shepherd. We went back to the breeder we originally bought Gunner from almost 13 years ago because we know he had great dogs. I was not sure it would be smart to bring in a 12 week old pup to the house at our age and with wild thing Heidi too. Robert had a 7 month old pup that we really liked and a 3 month old solid black that was my first choice because he would extend the trend with our previous 4, but color was not an absolute criteria. Then we looked at a 13 month old that he would not sell due to what was thought to be a birth defect. His right front paw sticks out to the right at about a 5 degree angle. One vet thought it might be rickets (turned out not to be), one though it was a birth defect and our vet thinks the paw may have been broken early on. It does not seem to affect the dogs movement to any degree. To shorten the story some, I liked the other 2 pups a lot, but I know the breeder can sell them and I was afraid this guy might spend his life in a kennel. I did not want that to happen, so we brought him home instead. Virtually no training, so he is a handful right now, bit we are making some progress. Named him Kaiser. Sweet dog and great bloodlines, but we will just keep him as a companion. Busy times right now.
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    Good looking dogs!! Well done!!
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    Congrats Mac as those look like a very fine addition to the family. You also have an added goal of training them but that always strengthens the bond between you. All of our dogs are rescue and were born as Feral but we got as puppies. I think dogs can sense when you adopt them that they were special and love you more for the effort.
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    They are 2 great looking dogs! Good luck and many happy years with the both of them
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    Very nice looking dogs. They will give you and your family years of pleasure. Dogs are the best.
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    Beautiful looking dogs. They will bring you many years of happiness … and challenge.

    Our dogs are 10 and 8 years old. My wife and I are both 72-years old. They will probably be our last but I can't get my head around the idea of life without a dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac23 View Post
    June is off to a much better situation than May, pet wise. After losing both our older dogs GSD and Golden ) in May , we now have two new best friends. Heidi is a 14 month old Golden that we adopted from a Breeder after she was returned to him by some people that IMHO, had no business owning a larger breed dog. She had very little training, and it showed. She is very smart and loving, but a wild child with a capital W. Settled down a lot after about a month with us. Heidi is a British Cream variety and very different color phase. Basically all white with black eyes and nose. We are told she will develop some traditional golden color as she ages.

    After we lost Gunner (the black GSD in my avatar), we started looking for another shepherd. We went back to the breeder we originally bought Gunner from almost 13 years ago because we know he had great dogs. I was not sure it would be smart to bring in a 12 week old pup to the house at our age and with wild thing Heidi too. Robert had a 7 month old pup that we really liked and a 3 month old solid black that was my first choice because he would extend the trend with our previous 4, but color was not an absolute criteria. Then we looked at a 13 month old that he would not sell due to what was thought to be a birth defect. His right front paw sticks out to the right at about a 5 degree angle. One vet thought it might be rickets (turned out not to be), one though it was a birth defect and our vet thinks the paw may have been broken early on. It does not seem to affect the dogs movement to any degree. To shorten the story some, I liked the other 2 pups a lot, but I know the breeder can sell them and I was afraid this guy might spend his life in a kennel. I did not want that to happen, so we brought him home instead. Virtually no training, so he is a handful right now, bit we are making some progress. Named him Kaiser. Sweet dog and great bloodlines, but we will just keep him as a companion. Busy times right now.
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    What a wonderful “English Cream Golden”

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    I got a gsd pup that was 5 weeks old I was 74 at the time , that was a hand full , but she ended up training me well
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    Quote Originally Posted by dracer View Post
    I got a gsd pup that was 5 weeks old I was 74 at the time , that was a hand full , but she ended up training me well
    Thank you.


 
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