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I adopted a dog! She's really sweet. Her name is Bianca and she is a 4 year old German Shepherd. I've been thinking about adopting a dog in the summer and I fostered some but it was just never quite right... She is almost exactly what I was looking for: she's had obedience training, good pedigree, hips/elbows certified, is very laid back, and likes cats. Oh, she also is used to a raw diet...I was at first looking into getting a puppy but then I decided that right now an adult, calmer already trained dog was a better idea. I still want to get a puppy in the near future though, maybe next year. I lost both my dogs this year so it has been a very tough time for me and difficult to think about another dog but it is also difficult to be without one since I had my two dogs for 11 years... This is one reason I decided to go with an adult dog because I think it would be a big shock to have a totally untrained puppy after being with two senior well trained dogs... It has still been hard for me but I am glad I adopted this dog.
I might change her name, or just shorten it to Anca... She knows commands in German so I have to remember to use the right words. I am hoping to get her into animal assisted therapy like my Golden was.



post #2 of 16
She is beautiful
post #3 of 16
She's GORGEOUS! I adore GSD's thanks so much for adopting her! Have a great new year!
post #4 of 16
Awww...she has a super sweet face! Good luck with her...

It's not too late to change her cue words either...GSDs are bright dogs, so she would catch on quickly.
post #5 of 16
She's cute. Congrats!
post #6 of 16
Oh, she is beautiful!!! I love germans!!! They are the best dogs ever... soooo sweet, smart and protective! Those you can really call you best friend - all the way around!
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Oh, she is beautiful!!! I love germans!!! They are the best dogs ever... soooo sweet, smart and protective! Those you can really call you best friend - all the way around!
Yeah I've wanted a Shepherd since I was a kid. They are one of my favorite dog breeds.
She is already following me around the house!
post #8 of 16
Congrats! she is really beautiful. Really good choice.
post #9 of 16
She is beautiful!

And very wise choice about adopting an adult after all the years of not having a puppy. When the last of our 5 dogs crossed about 5 years ago, we waited a year and adopted not just 1, but 2 littermate puppies. Oh my, I forgot how challenging puppies were!
post #10 of 16
Good or you, adopting an adult pet is very responsible and kind of you. Some day, we would also like to get a dog, and we will probably be getting an adult, for much the same reasons.

She is beautiful!
post #11 of 16


She is gorgeous!!!
post #12 of 16
She is a gorgeous dog!! You're a great person for adopting her I'm sorry that you lost two dogs this year, but they'll be watching over you and your new addition from over the Rainbow Bridge
post #13 of 16
Oh, she is a beauty!! I LOVE GSD's! Our family dog growing up was a GSD, and he was my "big brother" so I'm a big sucker for them!

I agree it shouldn't be hard to teach her commands in english. And good job getting an older dog. I didn't realize how much work puppies were until we got Snickers. WOW, give me a kitten anyday!
post #14 of 16
Congratulations on your new addition, she's beautiful & looks right at home.
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Her name is Bianca and she is a 4 year old German Shepherd.
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I might change her name, or just shorten it to Anca

YES! Change her name. lol. Everytime I hear a dog with my name especially a female one it makes me feel like a you know what!

Our shelter is always naming dogs Bianca, and I get so mad. Mostly I don't think it's appropriate to name dogs after shelter workers. I mean what are they trying to tell me? lol...

Anca, is a cool name, and she should come to it just fine.
post #16 of 16
My all time favorite breed...I was always scared to get one tho...thought they would be alot of work...they can be a very powerful breed...Someday I will get one...Wonderful choice....

Nancy
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