I am a German Shepherd

  • I am a 0 – 8 months old

    I am a shark! I will bite, chew and eat everything I see. I hope holes in your pant legs are OK, and you will not get upset with me. Did you really like those shoes anyway? I see you throwing them away. I will chew the limbs of your children, and make them cry but I will not understand why. I will upset your senior dog so much that he/she might wish I would die. If I do not get at least 8 to 10 hours of play throughout the day, you will not want me one more day. I want to learn, I want to please, but you need to spend lots and lots of time showing me how you want me to be. I Am A German Shepherd.

  • I am an 8 months to 2 years old

    I am a hell hound. I will likely learn how to open your doors, unlock your gates and unlatched and let myself out of my crate. I hope you remembered to leave your blinds up because if you forgot, I will open them up for you in a way that you might not appreciate. I hope you have enough time to exercise my body and my mind or I will likely throw a fit and destroy your whole house while you are gone. I do not mean to be bad; I am just so smart and get bored fast! Even though I am one of the smartest dogs in the world, I have yet to learn how to watch TV or read a book while you are gone, so getting into the trash and eating your couch will pacify my time. If you have an older dog that doesn’t like to play, my annoying behavior might send your senior dog to an early grave. I really love my new expensive dog bed and toys and I plan to show you how much I love those things by making sure they get destroyed. I need you to walk me, run me, train me, play with me and take me everywhere you go since my OFF button works really slow. If you do not have the time to pacify my body and mind, you will regret it, although I mean no harm. I really love my human kids, I love them so much I will knock them over, sit on top of them, chew up their arms and legs and relentlessly try to get them to play. When I get excited and want to go outside to run and play, I will practically take you out at the door during my younger days. I have no idea I am not a 20-pound puppy anymore and can actually hurt someone, I do not mean to Mom and Dad. Please teach me and be patient with me as your well-behaved German Shepherd dog is on the way one day.

  • I am a 2 to 4-year-old

     I am a busy body that is not ready to grow old. I still do all the things I did in my younger years but now I understand you are busy too and I might let you slide with my constant stimulation a time or two. Make no mistake, do not take my calmer days for granted as I still am very capable of destroying anything in sight should I get pushed to the back of your life. I now know the rules, I now mind my manners but I need your time just as much now and it really matters. If you do not have the time to make me your number one priority, please pass on me and move to someone with more seniority.

  • I am a 4 to 6-year-old

    I still want you to play with me but only and hour or two will do. I love to walk around the block but I will not ask you to run until you plop. I likely will not eat your shoes or your socks, but if I get bored I might eat rocks. I have just enough energy to play with your younger pup, but not so much to make your senior dog want to drop. I will bond with your little humans, I will make them my own, but now I understand that their arm is not a dog bone.

  • I am a >6-year-old

    I am the best dog and the best companion! I still play, but without with craziness, just a game of fetch here and there will do and I will do anything in the world just to please you. I will await your return calmly while you are away, I trust that you will be back today. I am a smart breed by nature and I will still train, just teach me what you want me to do and I am all about living my life for you. I am a loyal breed by nature and I will still bond, even with your little ones. I have experienced a life with no love, and make no mistake that I am wise enough to appreciate all the love you have to give, all I need is the chance to live. I have so much love and loyalty to offer. I will appreciate all the things you do, and I will not ask too much of you. A walk around the block on a cool evening would be nice and a good movie and cuddle time on the couch will be the highlight of my life. I still like to play with toys, so please still buy me some but I promise I will not ruin them all like I did when I was young. I will appreciate your love more than you could ever imagine, I promise I will forever be your faithful companion.

  • I am very hairy

    Did you know that every meal you eat will be served with a side of my hair, and maybe a dash in your morning coffee too. I hope you like to vacuum and sweep a lot since I am one of the few double-coated dogs that shed more than not. Premium air filters are a must and be ready to change it twice as much. Brush me every day and this helps so much. The Texas summer heat is more than I can take; I prefer not to be tortured every summer day.

  • I am a velcro dog

    I want to be with you always and right under your feet. If you put me outside or lock me away I will get very sad, bored and destructive and try to run away. I want to be family, I want to protect you with my life but if I am ignored and locked away I will likely let a burglar right on in with the hopes they are there to rescue me from the prison I am in.

    Did you actually think going to the bathroom without me is okay? Don’t you dare shut that door or I will have a panic attack, I have to keep watch on you even when you are taking a nap. If you shut the door on me, I will scratch all the paint away, I do not mean to be a bad dog but I have to know you are okay.

  • I am a German Shepherd

    I am not a big, tough dog, I am the German Shepherd. I am sensitive and so in tune with you that I hurt when you are upset with me and I do not know what to do. Please do not ever lose your patience with me, I love you and I want to make you happy but please provide me with the training and stimulation that I need.

    I am silly, goofy and love to make you laugh, I am the German Shepherd. I will have bursts of puppy play, all the way through my final days. My hips will likely go out; it is just a matter of when. Please do not let this stop you from adopting me; I have so much more than good hips to give. I am not going to be the easiest dog to own, but if you provide me with all the tools I need, I promise I will be the best dog you have ever owned. If you love me unconditionally and treat me as family, I will protect you with my life to the best of my ability for all my days to come, I am your protector, your German Shepherd dog.

    I will be great with your human children, but please do not let them take advantage of me. I really am not a fan of your kids riding me and stealing bones from me. Please teach them to respect me so I can do my job, and be their forever-faithful companion and guardian. I am the family dog, the German Shepherd dog.

    I am totally fine with your friends and family coming over. I love to make new friends too, but do not forget to properly introduce me so I do not mistake them for a stranger that is coming over to hurt you. I am your protector, the German Shepherd dog.

    I am eager to please and will be everything you want me to be, as long as you understand all my stages and my breed as well as provide me with everything I need. I am the German Shepherd Dog.