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Estimated Age: 2 Years
Estimated Weight: 85 lbs.
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Adoption Status: Adopted 8/12
Estimate of Health Status: Good
Animal Interaction Observations
All interaction between animals should
be supervised at all times
Child Interaction Observations
All interaction between animals and
children should be supervised at all times
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Lobo is a black, long hair German shepherd most likely from the working lines of East Germany. How he came to be an unwanted stray in the animal shelter in Ft Worth is anybody’s guess. Lobo had been there over three months before a kind hearted soul brought him home. Lobo was filthy dirty, covered in huge hard mats….his tail resembled dreadlocks….restless, nervous around people and untrained. It’s a shame the shelter let him get to this condition because all potential adopters were just passing him by.
But our “Hillbilly Boy” has transformed into the stunning beautiful, wonderfully sweet and loving dog that was always under all that dirt and un-civilized behavior! Lobo responded very quickly to being back in civilization and relearned his house manners and basic commands. Lobo walks on a leash but he still needs work with that. He is crate trained but doesn’t need a crate as Lobo is trusted in the home…he just needs a comfy bed next to yours. He is a fun, fabulous fellow and you will fall in love after looking into those eyes and at that smiling, happy face!
Lobo is around 85 lbs., HW negative, fully vetted including all his shots, micro chipped, neutered and young… maybe 2 years. He gets along with cats, dogs….everybody who respects his boundaries. Lobo has a sweet, happy, gentle nature. He is not an alpha dog so Lobo won’t try to establish territory or dominance in a new home but he will want all your attention! He is not food aggressive either. Lobo would benefit from a playmate. He had a Cavapoo playmate named Jack. Sadly, Jack recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. So now Lobo tries to engage the cat in play….play bowing to Miss Kitty but Miss Kitty wants no part of that!
Lobo’s favorite things to do include going to the dog park to run and sniff, chewing pork ears, going for a drive, and getting lots of loves and belly scratches. He is working on walking nicely on a leash and not jumping on people when he gets excited…especially if they are holding a treat!
Our Big Love Bug is still a little ruff around the edges and to continue to flourish will need a calm environment without children. He requires a calmly strong, gently firm, patient, loving pack leader/family that understands the breed and will continue the tutoring with his trust issues.
When we brought Lobo home he wouldn’t let anybody touch him…not me, not the vet, not the groomer…he was very protective of himself. With time and patience and the right training he is doing great! He will allow petting under his chin, torso, and belly. He will roll over and invite you to a belly scratching. He is working on the feet and back end but still cagy about his head and face. So with continued tutoring Lobo will learn that human touch in those places are not a threat.
Lobo needs to know you and trust you before he will let you pet him. He needs to know you are approaching. If you surprise him or try to pet him and he doesn’t want you to, he will grab your hand in his mouth and mouth you like puppies do. But he is a grown dog. He has never bitten down….it’s just his way of letting you know you crossed the line. It’s very sad to think of why this is so.
Again only the right person/family will be considered. It’s my opinion that Lobo is worth this effort. I think you will agree after you meet him. There are a lot of dogs out there. We don’t foolishly squander time and resources on dogs that we don’t think have a chance at a great life and have a chance to be a loving companion to the right family.
NOTE: In our experience many German Shepherd Dogs are very good with kids. In our bios, we may provide information on our experience with a particular dog and children. However AGSDR discourages ALL unsupervised animal/child interaction. Children should be supervised at all times when they interact with ANY animal, whether it is a horse, dog, cat, bunny, lizard, or any other species. Even loving household pets can have a grumpy day, or otherwise get tired of a child's attention, so proper supervision is essential for the well being of any child and any pet.
The entire biography of this dog is based solely upon our volunteers' experiences with the dog. The dog's age and weight are estimates, and statements about the health, temperament, training, and ability to get along with other animals, children, cats and other dogs, are estimated solely based on our volunteer's experiences with this dog. Your experiences with this dog may be quite different than those of our volunteers.