Brian has realized that his animal allergies are primarily with cats, and not so very much with dogs. Couple this with our wolf encounter in Colorado last year, and other encounters with dogs, and we started talking about how we would both enjoy having a dog.
We originally said “when we move to Colorado” and he wanted an “outdoor dog.” This conversation began back in January. Sometime shortly after that, Brian said that he really wanted a female German Shepherd. I know what kinds of dogs I didn’t want (nothing that drools, or is known to be a licker, nothing small). German Shepherd passed my short list with flying colors.
So I bought Brian a Kindle book and I got a different one, and a couple of magazines and we started reading about them. The more we read, the more we find ourselves falling in love with the breed. And it’s no longer being talked of as an outdoor dog.
I discovered some great information about allergies (ours and the dog’s) being greatly reduced by raw feeding. This past weekend, we found a raw food co-op that has a weekly delivery a mile from where we work.
Brian’s been leading folks to believe that I’ve been pushing this along. Nothing could be further from the truth. This weekend, he was prodding me and teasing that I had to contact some breeders. I guess I wasn’t moving fast enough because he sent out emails and had his first conversation with a local breeder yesterday.
Unless we find someone else that fits all of our criteria sooner, it looks like we will be getting a puppy in January. They are planning a litter in November, and at 8 weeks, that would put us into January.
West German Shepherd, female. I’ve already chosen her name: Hexe (hex-ah)