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Marley - German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

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Organization Name: Athens Limestone Animal Shelter
Location: Athens, AL
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Female Female
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Marley

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 04/15/2016
Location: Athens, AL, 35611
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German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Athens, AL, USA

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Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. MARLEY Marley is a female spayed Shepard mix. She is 7 years old. She came in as a stray. The vet is trying to contact the owners. She goes right into her kennel.

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

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