Aren't dogs just wonderful helpers?
Years back (surprised I can remember that far) an Ohio hunter sent us a purebred German Shepherd. He looked amazingly like a
wolf. I'll see if I can find a picture as I have to look for some old photos for someone else. He was a year old and had been tied
up all of his life. Mr. FH, who loves dogs, turned him loose. That dog ran for a full day. After that, he was fine. He and Mr. FH
really formed a bond. He turned out to be a wonderful cattle dog and great grounds protector. I think we called him 'Duke.'
My dad had a German Shepherd in the war. He called him "Four Ton" and he was a gorgeous dog. Gosh, I think I will look for
that photo too, long as I am searching through old stuff. That dog and our German Shepherd looked nothing alike in stature.
I wondered about that and seemed like at the time I did some research and there were two types of GS. One was a Police Dog and the other a heavier herding type. Not sure if that is accurate tho, and if so, our dog looked way more like a Police Dog and dad's
a herding dog.
I have been telling Mr. FH I would like to get a German Shepherd, but he's not wanting to deal with a pup, which surprises me, because we have always had dogs, and usually more than one at a time. Maybe when the weather is nicer.........