Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
  • Male
  • 4+ years
  • Adopted Mar 12, 2016
  • Good with Cats? No
  • Good with Dogs? Both
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Do you have previous GSD experience? Are you looking for that EPIC German Shepherd?

Derby is a 5-year old Sable GSD, originally imported from Germany.  He is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped. His general disposition is friendly and outgoing with strangers and house guests but he does alarm bark on his home territory.  During his evaluation, he met several adults and children and was appropriate and friendly with all of them. He has interacted with several children in his current home and they report that he is appropriate and gentle with visiting children.

He has a very sturdy and intelligent look, so he does not give away his outgoing spirit at first glance.

Previously, he lived with a female GSD, a Maltese, and Chihuahua.  He got along well with his housemates but he may thrive as an only dog where he gets lots of attention and further training.  On leash, he will need an experienced handler with the skills to prevent leash reactivity with unfamiliar dogs.  He is very workable in this respect and is searching for guidance and management so that he does not “talk back” to other reactive dogs.  When given a reward motivator (ball or treat) he willingly disengages from any other adrenalized dogs. 

He has completed basic obedience, is house trained, trustworthy in the home alone (but also comfortable in a crate). 

He is completely unknown with cats, so we do not recommend a home with cats. 

An ideal home for Derby would include: an experienced GSD owner who is active and can provide Derby with the opportunity to learn/train and accompany the family on outdoor adventures.  He is ready to reach his full potential and will make a wonder companion to a dedicated GSD family.




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