- Good with dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: No
- Good with kids: Yes
- House trained: Yes
- Special Needs: No
- Spay/Neutered status: Yes
- Up-to-date on vaccinations: Yes
- Activity Level: Moderately Active
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Brenden is a happy guy that we rescued from local animal control when his time was up. Here's some more information about Brenden that we have learned:Leash Manners - Walks well on leash when walked properly and with a training collar. Crate/House Training - House trained and crate trained and will sleep in his crate at night if you prefer. He sleeps very well throughout the night. Socialization - Well socialized and is great with meeting new people. He is timid at first when meeting other dogs but gets along with them fine if they give him his space. He is not socialized with cats. Energy Level and Exercise - Moderate energy level and loves to take walks or go on runs. Daily Structure and Schedule - Eats twice daily and needs at least 30-45 minutes of exercise daily. Confidence Level - Brenden has more of an alpha personality but is submissive if you are a strong owner, which is what he really needs. He has a playful, gentle personality and is very obedient. Obedience Training - Knows Off, Sit, Down, Come, Paw and Uh-Uh (as a correction) and plays fetch. Does not get up on furniture and does not eat people food or beg when you're eating. He is very willing to learn new things and is easily trained when he understands what is expected of him. Behaviors - He has a high prey drive and will chase cats. Personality Quirks - Sensitive to having his teeth or paws touched but does well with grooming when it's done by someone he knows and trusts. Ideal Home - A home without young children as well as without cats. He could live with another dog as long as they are submissive to him and low energy.
***According to dogbreedinfo.com, in April 1899, Capt. Max von Stephanitz registered a dog named Horan as the first Deutsche SchÃ¤ferhunde, which means German Shepherd Dog in English. Known for their tremendous loyalty and courage, they are calmly confident but not hostile. This breed needs his people and should not be left isolated for long periods of time. They only bark when it is necessary. Serious and almost human in his intelligence, they have a great ability to learn. The breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used as a sheepdog, guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military. The German Shepherd also excels in many other dog activities including schutzhund, tracking, obedience, agility, flyball, and ring sport. His fine nose can sniff out drugs and intruders, and can alert handlers to the presence of underground mines in time to avoid detonation, or gas leaks in a pipe buried 15 feet underground. A quick daily brushing is best unless hair in the house is not a problem. They should be bathed only once or twice a year to avoid skin oil depletion. Shepherds have a life expectancy of around 13 years.