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I am picking up my German shepherd puppy in two weeks! He was the only sable male in his litter, and all other 4 were female, aside from one male who was Black and Tan. We had planned on buying from a more local breeder, but after seeing this breeder (who is way better, though way more expensive 😅), we just realised that it was the better option. The litter from the other breeder hasn’t been born yet, but we haven’t been able to have a good conversation about him and he generally wasn’t the greatest. Although I think it was because he wasn’t really used to the breed as he mostly bred French bulldogs. The breeder we are purchasing from, his puppies are already 8 weeks old, and four of them have gone to their new homes already, but due to the sped up process we still need to get a few bits and pieces, so he’ll be with his brother (who the breeder is keeping) until he’s 10 weeks!

I am absolutely terrified about him and Apollo but one of the other puppies has gone to live with a pair of house rabbits also, and two others are living with cats, so I’m not too worried if that makes sense. Yeah, anyway! That’s Bailey (he’s the lime green collar) 🙈
 

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Cute!😍 German Shepherd are great! I remember when we got our boy and he was the sweetest little thing! Unfortunately he was attacked by another dog when my brother was walking him and now due to his personality he is not good around dogs and is way too protective and tries to protect us from any dog in sight.😟 Just take care what you teach him/expose him to as they are extremely intelligent and overly loyal and never forget. He is the best family dog though and so good with the younger kids and babies even if we can't take him for walks anymore. Anyway, enjoy the time when he is a pup because it totally flies by and enjoy having a loyal companion.❤ German shepherds are the kind of dog that would 100% sacrifice themselves for their hoomans.
 

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Cute!😍 German Shepherd are great! I remember when we got our boy and he was the sweetest little thing! Unfortunately he was attacked by another dog when my brother was walking him and now due to his personality he is not good around dogs and is way too protective and tries to protect us from any dog in sight.😟 Just take care what you teach him/expose him to as they are extremely intelligent and overly loyal and never forget. He is the best family dog though and so good with the younger kids and babies even if we can't take him for walks anymore. Anyway, enjoy the time when he is a pup because it totally flies by and enjoy having a loyal companion.❤ German shepherds are the kind of dog that would 100% sacrifice themselves for their hoomans.
Aw I’m sorry! Yeah, hopefully that sort of thing won’t happen but I’m scared it will. My dads dog was attacked by a neighbour gsd when he was 7 months and my sister literally had to fight him off (getting a pretty bad bite herself). Im glad your dog is okay (aside from the dog aggression/fear) 🥺
 

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Yeah, my brother was only about 10 then so thankfully he didn't get hurt! He tried to help our dog (Bolt) but he was only a puppy so it was hard. Thankfully no physical injuries, just now Bolt thinks every dog wants to kill him or us so he tries to kill them first.🤪
But German Shepherds are the best. Hopefully he gets along with your buns! We made the mistake of not teaching our boy that rabbits are not toys as at that time we had outdoor bunnies so we assumed he wouldn't even need to see them. But now all I want is an indoor bun but Bolt loves chasing rabbits so I don't wanna take the risk.😔 I'm sure if you already have an indoor rabbit though then Bailey should understand that it was there first and might even submit to it.❤ German Shepherds are big sissy's and think they are chihuahua size forever so he might even think he is a bunny.😜
 

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Aww! He is so cute! We will need more pictures when you get him! ❤ For real, enjoy the puppy stage. They grow up so so fast! Cash, our German Shephard, is only 4 months old and he is huge.

Cash gets along with Theo, but I always have to be there just in case. He knows not to case our cats but he still will so we got a shock collar (we only use the vibrate and sound settings) to train him. I suggest getting a shock collar if you are super worried about him and Apollo.
 

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Aww! He is so cute! We will need more pictures when you get him! ❤ For real, enjoy the puppy stage. They grow up so so fast! Cash, our German Shephard, is only 4 months old and he is huge.

Cash gets along with Theo, but I always have to be there just in case. He knows not to chase our cats but he still will so we got a shock collar (we only use the vibrate and sound settings) to train him. I suggest getting a shock collar if you are super worried about him and Apollo.
haha yeah! My mum has been trying to figure out how big he’ll be when we pick him up 😂

I think shock collars are banned in England? Thanks for the suggestion though - I’ll have to check it out!!
 

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Congrats on the puppy! He's absolutely adorable!!

I've never been a big fan of using shock collars used as shock collars(I haven't seen them too often have the intended effect and I've seen dogs they're used on develop a lot of anxious behavior) although the sound and buzz settings are probably great. When I was training our labrador, Abby, to be bunny friendly I tried to make the bunny meeting very low excitement and I'd already let Abby know that no was a strong word to stop. It worked very well, although the two bunnies I had at the time (Twixy and Neal) were very chill and not at all concerned by the presence of her. Good luck with your new puppy!
 

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Thank you!! Shock collars were meant to be banned here in 2018 so I just decided not to get one! The breeder has given me quite good advice on how to train Bailey too! He said to make sure Bailey knew that Apollo was in a higher tier than him and had to respect him! I find that so funny but it makes loads of sense! 🙈😂
 

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Some updated pictures of him! He loves this toy!! 😍

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six days until we get him 🥺
 

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Some updated pictures of him! He loves this toy!! 😍

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six days until we get him 🥺
HE IS SO CUTE! I can't take it 😍😍😍

He looks so much different than what Cash looked like when he was a little puppy. I guess it is because he is a sable instead of a black and tan? His fur is so much shorter too. We actually got a toy very similar to that one for Cash today (except his toy is a treat one). He loves it!

Make sure the breeder gives you a stuffed animal that smells like the other puppies so Bailey doesn't get lonely and he has something to cuddle with. ;)
 

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HE IS SO CUTE! I can't take it 😍😍😍

He looks so much different than what Cash looked like when he was a little puppy. I guess it is because he is a sable instead of a black and tan? His fur is so much shorter too. We actually got a toy very similar to that one for Cash today (except his toy is a treat one). He loves it!

Make sure the breeder gives you a stuffed animal that smells like the other puppies so Bailey doesn't get lonely and he has something to cuddle with. ;)
I know! I’m so excited!!!

I thought his fur looked short too - he’s a mini Rex puppy 😂😂

Cash is so cute 🥺😍

and yep! He’s going to give us a bit of his mums vet bed, and a toy!
 
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