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Indi
Just Whelped
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Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:53 am
Tell us about yourself: Young Dutchy, old GSD

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Post by Indi » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:46 pm

So I joined a while ago after we started to look at Dutch Shepherds. There aren't many around our part of Australia but, as luck would have it, we've just welcomed a nine-month girl into our home.

She lovely, a bit demanding, but we're hoping she will settle in with us and her new German shepherd friend. He's 16 and still in pretty good condition. We've been very lucky with him health-wise, and it was for this reason we started looking at Dutchies, as it's a bit of a gamble trying to get a healthy, long-lived GSD nowadays. He's obedience, protection and agility trained, but obviously doesn't do any work these days. He has a great temperament.

Our Dutchy comes from KNPV lines, and so I had to ask the obvious question in this thread: http://www.dutchshepherdforum.com/viewt ... =30&t=5656

Her right ear's a bit soft, but we're fixing this with a bit of cardboard and some Calci-D. First two pix are recent, last pic is from last year when the German shepherd was 14+. He's a good dog and we're hoping she will be, too.
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Indi
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Tell us about yourself: Young Dutchy, old GSD

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Post by Indi » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:50 pm

She doesn't mind the cardboard ears, lol. They get changed out regularly with a bit of a breather in-between. Hopefully a couple of weeks and a bit of calcium should be enough to get the wrinkles out.
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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: Long-time lurker, new owner

Post by centrop67 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:57 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
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If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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