Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
1021 HM, Netherlands
Posted April 15, 2015
We received Wolfgang from a neighbor when he was just a couple weeks old. Over the fifteen years he was alive he was a great friend and companion on numerous hiking, snowshoeing and camping trips.
He was a loving pet, but not too emotionally needy. He lacked the aloofness that is so common with German Shepherds, his personality more closely resembled that of his Collie side. He was sweet, intelligent and loved to herd. He would often chase the chickens on the farm, but never hurt any of them. He was also great with children. When we were young we could take his favorite bone directly from his mouth with only a small grumble from him. In the summer because his hair was so long, we would often shave his coat, as he was black and brown and spent most of his time outside. Wolfie's favorite season was without a doubt the winter. He was one of the few dogs we had to die of old age rather than being hit by a car, which is ironic because he taught all of our other dogs this bad habit. This must have been due to his innate abilities as a herd dog.