Faster horses wrote:
BTW George, how did you get into this particular breed of dog? I'd be interested in that story.
When I was in high school a friend of my step father raised white german shepherds - - - he had a silver gray pup that they ignored as nobody wanted or expected a silver gray. I thought it was neat and he gave it to me. My preacher kept it for me while I was in the USMC and he lived till about 1973 - - - a great dog.
In 1975 I joined the local sheriff's dept and in late 1975 I was dispatched to kill a vicious dog. Upon evaluating the situation I called back to the sheriff to see if I could "rescue" the dog. I was given 2 weeks to rehabilitate the dog. The dog responded well to food and care and became the first K9 dog for the department. He lived till 1988 and was killed by a charolis cow defending her calf. At the time he had almost no teeth, 3 legs and 1 eye but he was still ready to work at all times. The best dog I have ever been around! The cow blind sided him and all I can say is I think he left the way he would have wanted!
I got a retiring silver gray german shepherd from the army about 15 years ago as she was a beautiful silver gray and started breeding them from her.
This is Zealand at about 3 years.
This is Shatta, one of her great grand daughters.
I still love the silver gray!
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