My mom was trying to get a pure bred German Shepard but she didn’t want to spend a ton of money on one. I told her a better way is to just look around for them in shelters. Alces alces baby in your pocket We went all over to find one and finally did. 6 years old but very lovable
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We have a breeder dog at the moment, a Springer Spaniel but I’m not as attached to him as I was to my lab. He’s cute but he doesn’t listen as well as the lab did. To be honest, I prefer to get dogs over puppies any day. I like adopting over buying from breeders and stores. I mean, nothing wrong with buying from good breeders but I just prefer to save a dog from the shelter, for myself that is. I rescued a 66lb, 1 year old, floppy eared “GSD mix” and it quickly became obvious that he’s actually a Belgian malinois (both ears have cartilage damage.) Alces alces baby in your pocket Don’t get me wrong…I love my bitey little 35mph tireless fur missile, but they are NOTHING like German shepherds
(wayyyyy more high maintenance, insane energy, and overall more intense.) After a little online research, I discovered that shelters are routinely pulling the ol’ maligator switcheroo on unsuspecting victims looking for a GSD or “GSD mix.” Mals are not a good breed for anyone with a real job, a social life, a poor throwing arm, no yard, anyone who appreciates sleep, gets sick, has lazy tendencies, poor leadership skills, or who is unwilling to train and exercise their landsharking fur-gremlin several times daily. Too many mals are going to homes with completely different (reasonable) expectations, and a lot of them will ultimately be returned to the shelter.
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I adapted to my inconvenient new lifestyle, but I think that this particular breed misrepresentation is becoming far too common and shelters really should be able to identify a potential malinois, and advertise accordingly. I adopted Leroy through an online shelter network, where he was being fostered in a different state. There was only one pic of him (pathetic, GSD-looking face) and I fell in love. I agree that adopting is the way to go, but look for the common GSD black saddle patterning if you want to preserve your sanity.