Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Kason, Jun 14, 2005.
I'm looking for a female blacksaddle Jerman Shepherd.
need I say anymore?
um yeah German Shepherd right? And also would you be looking for a puppy or adult? You should do some searching of rescues and breeders in your area.
You need to ask yourself questions first.
How much time do I have to exercise a pet every day? [a border collie wouldn't work for someone who can walk the dog for only a few minutes every day. Pets also need mental stimulation!]
How much time do I have to groom a pet every day? [a lab would not work for someone who cannot groom at least monthly]
How much time do I have to clean up after a pet every day? [puppies and kittens make lots of mess! Certain breeds do, too!]
How much time do I have to train a pet every day? [all pets need to be trained, some more than other, and some breeds more than others too. Terrier dogs need lots of training to be well-behaved]
How much money can I spend on veterinary care every year? [for three dogs, my family spends $4,000 to $5,000 a year. The cost of veterinary care is usually based on the supplies used and time spent. Veterinary care for your chihuahua can and probably will cost as much as veterinary care for your friend's great dane]
How much money can I spend on general supplies (toys, leashes and collars, etc.) every few months? [puppies and kittens need lots of toys to play with. Collars and identification tags are important for boths cats and dogs, and dogs should be exercised daily]
How much money can I spend on food every month? [it can cost often over $50]
Can I enroll in a training class? [training classes are a good idea for certain breeds of dogs and they're good for socializing puppies]
How many hours would the pet be spending alone every day? [don't leave your pet alone for long periods of time!
If more than 6-8 hours, can I hire someone to walk the dog or feed the cat? [you could hire a trustworthy neighborhood kid to walk Fido while you work, or to feed Kitty when you're out late]
Do I travel frequently? [pets and frequent travelers most often do not mix]
Are there any young children around? [certain breeds like terrier dogs are generally not good with small children]
Are there other pets? [always introduce pets on neutral territory, and know your pets. For example, pit bulls are dog aggressive and cannot be left unsupervised with other animals]
Are there elderly humans around? [hyper animals and elderly people are usually not good matches]
It should be about 1 year old
Check out www.petfinder.com
We had A dog before, but we had to put it to sleep yesterday of old age
It's important that you KNOW the breed is right for you is all
I'm sorry about your dog , that must be so sad
Why are you looking so specifically for a 'female' blacksaddle G(j)erman Shaepherd? Does this matter in some sort of way?
He/she probably just prefers it.
I wanted a black and tan male when I was thinking of getting a German Shepherd and that's what I ended up with.
To the person that made this thread:
Check out some animal shelters near if they have any young, puppy, or adult GSD's. If you want a German Shepherd puppy from a good breeder, check out your vet and ask if they know of any good GSD breeders in your area.
That's what I did. Good luck!
your probably right BigDog, but I suspect that kason won't post back. (well maybe ??) in any event to come on without knowing any details, it seems to me to be someone who isn't really into raising a dog in the beginning.
By the way, you need to take Rocky off you signature. Its just torture for me LOL He's soooooooooo sweet!
Hehe, thank you!
Yeah, I know what you mean...
all I can say is you need to do a LOT of research first. not attacking you, but if you dont know how German Shepherd is spelled I seriously doubt you know anything about the breed. also, color should be at the bottom of the list of things you are looking for.
Sorry about your loss .... please post more so that we can help you.
Thats kinda harsh. Lets not shoot him/her down now. Maybe the O.P is foreign? Lets not blow up such a small thing.