Homeward Animal Shelter has a German Shepherd mix who’s as sweet as he is handsome.
Triscuit is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. He needs an owner who’s okay with getting slobbery kisses regularly and buying multiple chew toys that get demolished beyond recognition. He does not get along with cats, so he’ll need a home without them. His alert and responsive temperament would make him an excellent guard dog, while his playfulness and high energy level makes him the ideal outdoor companion.
Triscuit has a habit of playfully nipping at people’s hands, not realizing he could accidentally hurt someone that way. He’ll need a firm hand to help him curb this behavior before he takes it too far. But Triscuit would never hurt anyone intentionally. Like any German Shepherd, he’s smart, trainable, and eager to please.
German Shepherds have long been popular due to their intelligence, courage, and loyalty, as well as their versatility as working dogs. They are a highly favored breed for police work, rescue teams, herding livestock, and even wartime duties such as tracking, patrolling, and detecting explosives. As pets, they need regular exercise and enjoy running, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor activities. Without an outlet for their energy, they may display destructive behaviors, like chewing furniture or digging in the yard.
As they are protective by nature, German Shepherds don’t always take well to their owners being approached by other people. They can also be suspicious of other dogs and may try to assert their dominance. Early and ongoing socialization is essential to help them tell the difference between strangers and friends.
For more information on Triscuit and other adoptable dogs, call Homeward Animal Shelter at 701-239-0077.
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