Eva 3162 - German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Sterling, VA

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Date Listed: 08/05/2016
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Female Female
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Eva 3162

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Gray or Silver
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 08/05/2016
Location: Sterling, VA 20111
Tags: German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Sterling, VA
Physical Attributes
Ear Type Natural/Uncropped
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level High
Activity Level Highly Active
Obedience Training Well Trained
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Please contact Sue (sueshank@aol.com) for more information about this pet. Update:May 26, 2016. Eva just turned 5 years old on April 29!! She is maintaining her weight at around 53 pounds!! Still a happy, fun, funny, little girl. She broke her toe a few months ago, but has recovered well from that!! Update: July 7, 2014. Eva just turned 3 in April and is doing well. She is now up to 54 pounds and still lovin' life! Aren't I the cutest thing?? OK they say attitude is everything and boy do I have that! Well I have to... you see I was born with megaesophagus, making me a special needs dog. I have to be fed a few times during the day and I have to eat "standing up." And my food needs to be blended to milkshake consistency. After I eat, my foster mom has this contraption thing called a Baileys Chair that she puts me in to hang out for a bit so my food stays down in my stomach. My mom says it's not hard at all, it just takes a little extra time to feed me, that's all. Megaesophagus has not slowed me down one bit. I still like to do all the things dogs like to do, you know..chasing squirrels, tormenting my foster sisters and brothers, going for car rides, playing Frisbee..doggy stuff!! Check out this website for more info on megaesophagus: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/megaesophagus.html Check out my Facebook photo album to see what Ive been up to. You don't need to have a Facebook account to look!! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150340602369127.372245.628379126&type=1&l=bd7aef4f3c (Note from foster moms) Eva is a very special pup, not only because she has a special need - she is just adorable and oh so kissable! She will need a home that understands her needs and the time she requires to make sure she will thrive for years to come. Please do your research before considering her as your new family member. She will be worth it! Megaesophagus does not mean a death sentence. It merely means a lifestyle adjustment for dog and owner. So you think you can handle me and my "mega issue"? Approved adopters please contact: foster@vgsr.org

German Shepherd Dog

A.K.A. : German Shepherd, Alsatian, Alsatian Wolf Dog, Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund
Overview: The German Shepherd is unmatched in character and courage. These dogs make great companions because they are loyal and have the heightened senses of an excellent watch dog. At the same time, they can be gentle and playful companions for children.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 75-95
Height (in): male: 24-26, female: 22-24
Colors: Most colors, other than white, are permissible.
Coat: Dense, straight or slightly wavy, harsh, close lying of medium length.
Character: German Shepherds are very intelligent, loyal, and obedient. These dogs are known for their bravery and protective nature.
Temperament: This breed is very territorial, making them among the least likely of breeds to run away. They are also excellent watch dogs. This breed gets along fine with children and other animals, as long as proper socialization has taken place.
Care: The German Shepherd requires grooming with a special comb to remove dead hairs.
Training: This breed is a well-known eager pupil. They respond well to your voice, so training can be quick and impressive.
Activity: German Shepherds need to keep busy, so they are very well suited to some type of work and a good amount of exercise.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hereditary disease, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, blood disorders, digestive problems, epilepsy, chronic eczema, and keratitis.
Life Expectancy: about 13

More About German Shepherd Dog Breed
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