So… we bought a dog yesterday. We had been looking for the right dog for our family at shelters, breeders, and rescues for about a month. We were looking into English Shepherds, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and German Shepherds. Yesterday we spotted our newest family member on Craigslist, of all places. I am usually not a big lover of Craigslist, but I figured it was worth a look-see. And what do ya know, on the second listing there he was– a beautiful purebred German Shepherd.
He was actually listed with a few littermates, but when we called the owner, he informed us that the dark male was all that was left. Perfect! We sped down to Modesto (about an hour away) to see him. The family was very nice and we were able to see the puppies’ parents. The father dog was a purebred solid white and his mother dog was a purebred, black and tan, ex-police dog. Both were very gentle, friendly, followed commands, and looked clean and healthy. What more could we ask for? We got his vaccination papers and brought the little guy home right after a quick stop by the pet store for a crate and supplies.
Meet Hänsel! Our 11-week old, male, tri-colored, purebred German Shepherd beauty. He is going to be a lot of work to train, but I can already see that he is going to be a great family companion.