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Our dogs rely entirely on donations, your donations help UK German Shepherd Rescue continue its work in helping the abused, neglected and unwanted German shepherd dogs & puppies in the United Kingdom.

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Currently in Kennels in Sunderland.

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Is a 5 year old, male.
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This handsome lad is Max who needs a new home as his owner died and none of the family members were able to take him in.

Max is 5 years of age: he is entire: vaccinations overdue: he is microchipped.

Max was taken in by previous owner at age 7 months. The lady was unable to walk him, so he spent a lot of time in the home and back yard. Walked on an irregular basis by a friend or two adult sons. Consequently, Max has not been well socialised with people and dogs. On lead he will pass people without difficulty but will present aggressive if anyone encroaches his personal space. He will bark at other dogs but tends to avoid confrontation if another dog is reactive to him.

Max needs a home with a large garden or immediate access to a large outdoor space where he can run off energy before a lead walk. Tends to be very resistant to a lead when full of pent up energy: he will grab the lead a tug his way back to safety. Has been known to tug on the lead to the point when he is hurting his mouth. After a number of attempts with different collars and leads he seems to have settled best in a K9 harness: now using a Halti training lead with one end clipped to the harness and the other clipped to a half check collar. When he settles into walk, he is not difficult to walk. Will pull a bit to follow a scent but otherwise is not a persistent puller.

Off lead Max loves a good, long, energy sapping game of fetch. He goes off like a shot and fetches the ball straight back. Drop the ball at your feet after a bit of mouthing on it: need to try a harder ball than a tennis ball. Once he has dropped it, he is poised for the next throw. After a few throws I tend to get him to perform a sit, a down and a short stay: all of which he performs quite well. He will give you a paw: you will know you have had a paw because he slaps it into your hand, but you could be forgiven for not being certain as he withdraws it instantly to be ready for the next chase. His recall without distraction is good: often let him run the kennel corridor to paddock, but if I call him, he comes right back.

Max hasnít travelled far in a car. In my car behind dog guard for a short journey he was fine: watched the world go by or lay down.

Max was said to be housetrained and he is certainly clean in his kennel.

Fidgety when being groomed, but doesnít mouth: actually, seems to quite enjoy it and often gives kisses during the process.

Max needs an experienced and confident owner who can understand his fear of meeting strangers. Probably best in a quiet household where he can have the opportunity to settle in as calmly as possible. Max would benefit from routine, continued training and socialisation with people and dogs. He is in his comfort zone at home and for now home is his kennel where is quite relaxed. The enclosed paddock is also an important area of his comfort zone. This guy really needs help to relax, grow in confidence and learn to enjoy being a dog.

Max is currently in kennels in Sunderland.
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