Brook Co. Shltr. WV-young sable male, stressed in shltr, tagged experienced adopter or rescue. - Page 1

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by Jetndre on 29 October 2015 - 15:10

This shelter is in northern West Virginia apporx 50 miles south of Pittsburgh on the map. This dog isn't listed on the shelters pet finder site as he's limited to being adopted by an experienced GSD home or rescue so they said call for information on him. . He will need to be neutered upon adoption. The shelter estimated him to be around 1 1/2 yrs of age. He's obviously in need of some good care and whoever owned him isn't interested in getting him back.

Shelter info:

Name: Carlen Male Sable German Shepherd Dog Brooke County Animal Shelter 797 Mac Barnes Dr, Beech Bottom, West Virginia, 26030 ... 304-394-0800 Needs experienced rescue or adopter Shelter is rescue friendly Can provide some transport if required Will need to be neutered Previous information (initial viewing) He is exhibiting kennel stress, very high energy, barking and backing away from strangers, but friendly with staff. So he would need to be fostered and socialized to be ready for a family for adoption. Would need experienced - GSD handler used to high drive working line GSD The shelter employee holding the dog also gives information on him on the video



by bubbabooboo on 29 October 2015 - 16:10

This is a very good dog that is clearly a pure bred GSD from working lines from what I can see.  The pup has a whte spot on his chest and on the tip of his toes on the front feet but that is likely the white spotting gene at play and not a mixed breed.  Looking at how he moves and is constantly in motion I would say he is from working lines and pure bred .. where he came from is unknown but I suspect he either escaped his owners or was abandoned because he was not a good house dog.  A lot of people think they want a high drive dog but when faced with reality actually don't.  The dog is 462 miles from me one way but somebody close should give thisd og a look.  The video could be fooling me but I think the dog is pure bred GSD working line .. he reminds me of some of JoanRo's dogs even.

by hntrjmpr434 on 29 October 2015 - 17:10

Looks happy and social in video. Hopefully someone will give this guy a home.
Looks to me *maybe* GSD/Mal cross.


by bubbabooboo on 29 October 2015 - 17:10

I see nothing other than GSD in this dog .. the head and ears are GSD and the feet or tail show no Mal. The only thing that makes me think in the least the dog could not be 100% gsd is the small white blaze and toe tips but that runs in the GSD and is caused by a spotting gene and/or stress on the mother dog during gestation.

by CelticGlory on 29 October 2015 - 17:10

He looks like a good dog for someone, seems a little hyper so probably an active home would be good for him.

by Living Fence on 29 October 2015 - 20:10

A young GSD that held up for one month in a pound setting is a good dog. A lot of frustration and stimulation to cope with, while confined. He now acts stressed but still is in touch with the handler, checking in with her. Looks like a good dog.

Is it known whether the shelter contacted the GSD rescue organizations in the area? Some GSD rescue organizations also have a working dog program.


by Jetndre on 29 October 2015 - 20:10

Yes, he's a pb GSD and most likely working lines. The rescues generally require an assessment of temperament and dog friendliness before they will consider. The shelter is 250+miles from where I live so I am not of any assistance so surely someone in that area can help.. Often people get these dogs and once they go missing they never look for them as they don't want them back. But he is available for private adoption also to a GSD savy person who enjoys a high energy/high drive dog.

by joanro on 29 October 2015 - 21:10

Is he microchiped?


by bubbabooboo on 29 October 2015 - 22:10

JoanRo .. my thought as well .. is there a microchip or tattoo .. too good a dog not to have one or both. Could be a freakish good mix and not pure bred but I doubt it. I would love to see his eyes, mouth, teeth, ears and tongue much closer.  The shelter people seldom look for a tattoo and reading them is an art form unless trained or used to seeing dogs with a tattoo.  If he has a tattoo he is purebred for sure.  I doubt the dog is more than a year old .. and possibly 9-12 months of age .. I think the estimate of the dog being 1 1/2 years old is based on size by the shelter people.  I think if he was 18 months old he would not be so nice and social with everyone and might be showing some aggression if pressured too much.  The dog's behavior reminds me more of a big puppy of 9-14 months maximum age.  A lot of dog's in the 9-14 months age bracket have not been around enough older dogs of their kind to copy the older dogs behaviors so they stay puppy like longer.  If the dog was indeed 18 months old he would be eyeballing the people in the room more.


by Jetndre on 30 October 2015 - 00:10

The person who made the video and met this dog has given me her email address.. if anyone wants to ask for more info from her please pm me and I'll give you her email. She lives closer to the shelter he's in and is a GSD person. Usually the shelters check for microchips but seldom does the staff know to look for tattoos...


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