Name: Vader
Age: 6 years
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When you inquire about a dog, the following questions might be helpful:

1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


Vader lived the first 1 οΎ½ with his breeder, Von Herrets Fire, and was her obedience class dog when she taught. I saw him there one day and fell in love. I continued to train Vader, who already had a solid foundation, in obedience then advanced obedience and we continued his education in beginning AKC tracking, 6 months training with the Institute for Canine Forensics. The training and certification make it a unique resource available for the purpose of assisting in the search for historical and prehistoric graves. While we did not pursue certification he became quite a nose dog.
Vader was always an impressive looking German Shepherd, muscular and strong. He is temperamentally sound. He is a very affectionate dog. He is very relaxed in the house, loyal, obedient, powerful attention and willing focus. Always friendly with people and well behaved with other dogs.
Vader is a very enthusiastic eater. His food must be soaked thoroughly but you can tell him to leave it and he will wait for permission to eat. I give him raw sweet potato treats and feed him nature's way salmon and sweet potato.
He needs indestructible toys. His favorite is a large hard plastic ball, the jolly ball, that he pushes around and is very vocal in his enthusiasm. He has big kongs, nyla bones, goughnuts.
He loves to cuddle and can handle all the attention and loving you can give him. He doesn't know he's a big dog and wants to crawl up in your lap. You must set limits here unless that is your thing.
Around 4 years old I started to notice he was slower at getting up and ouchie. His diagnosis, hip dysplasia. After we found out all tug and fetch had to be stopped.
He lives on a ranch with equines and has a a real relationship with them across the fence. He like to run when they do and I have to limit how much of that he gets each day. He would be a lot more active but due to his dysplasia he cannot. Exercise is important to keep the muscles strong around his hip joints.
He has a little Chihuahua that he plays with and another female GSD who he adores and they will play.
Vader is 6, a red sable working GSD with a great personality and good looks.


Important Note About Dog Descriptions

Please remember that the descriptions of dogs (of Dogs Available) have been written by GSRNC volunteers and are usually based only upon our observation of the dog since the time it was rescued. While we try to provide dog descriptions that are fair and accurate, the nature of our work involves contact with dogs whose background and history are unknown to us. GSRNC cannot warrant or guarantee any dog's future behavior. For example, if we say that a rescue dog gets along with children, cats, or other dogs, this statement is usually based upon the fact that one of our volunteers has observed the dog interacting with his or her own children or pets. While this information may be helpful, we cannot be certain of how a dog will do with the children or pets in your home. If you are considering adopting, we encourage you to come to one of our Adoption Days and meet our rescue dogs. Ultimately, only you can decide whether one of our dogs is right for you.