Originally Posted by RPCookin
He's a shepherd mix, but at just 40 pounds (18 kilos), he is a lot smaller than the typical German shepherd.
I love GSDs. My uncle had a GS/collie cross when I was a little girl. He had had a bad beginning and was terrified of men other than my uncle but he'd cheerfully put up with anything from us children - he gave rides to the littlies, allowed us to put dolls' bonnets on him and many a time on a hot summer's day he could be seen lying in the sun with a small child using his tummy as a pillow. He even let me hide in his kennel with him when I'd been naughty! This was the dog who wouldn't allow delivery men to come to the house. The coal man had to leave the coal in sacks outside the garden gate and the milkman left the milk next door!
When I grew up I had a GS bitch of my own. She gave a whole new interpretation of the term "sheep worrying". They
- she was terrified of them!
I love GSDs but can't have one as Tetley was attacked by one which was running loose and out of control and 16 years after the event he's still very frightened of them despite careful efforts to de-sensitise him.