Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted July 26, 2015
We adopted our female English Shepherd from a local shelter as an adult dog. She had a litter of puppies when she was under a year old and she was in pretty rough shape from some apparent neglect. We cleaned her up and began to work with her on obedience training.
She was a bit shy around men (and we think this was likely due to her neglectful previous owner), but she was very sweet and loving. She learned quickly and loved nothing more than to go for a ride in the car that ended with a chance to run free with her golden retriever buddies. She loved being around our other dogs and our teen-aged boys. She loved to chase prairie dogs and she was incredibly fast! She did not like the water.
English Retrievers grow a beautiful, shiny coat and ours never had any health issues until the very end of her life, when a ruptured tumor on her spleen caused her untimely death.
An easy, intelligent, and active breed that loves being part of a family.