ADOPTED – 09-11-10 – “If any breed of dog is most deserving of the title Noble with Natural Beauty then that dog is the German Shepherd.” This is particularly true when one sees the handsome splendor that is ACE! No one breed of dog is for everyone, but there is one breed that could be for just about anyone. It’s known for its beauty and its brains; its strength and its gentleness. It’s a helper to the disabled, a guardian of homes, a companion to children, a protector of livestock, and a partner in crime-fighting. There is little this dog cannot do, and almost nothing it’s not willing to try. It’s the multi-purpose, multi-tasking, ever-popular, hard-working German Shepherd Dog.
The development of today’s German Shepherd Dog, or GSD, began in 1899, when Rittmeister von Stephanitz discovered Hektor, a sheep-herding dog who seemed to be an outstanding example of the ancient herding breeds native to northern Germany. Renamed Horand von Grafrath, the dog became the first dog to be officially registered with the newly-formed Verein fur Deutsche Schaferhunde, the German Shepherd Dog Club of Germany, and was the foundation for all GSDs to follow. GSDs came to America soon after, and were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911. GSDs have many qualities that make them well-suited to working with livestock: physical and mental endurance, agility, alertness, courage, and a great willingness to serve. GSDs still work on farms and ranches throughout the world, but these abilities, and others, make them prime candidates for other canine “jobs,” which they perform with equal dedication and skill. The innate talents and abilities of German Shepherd Dogs are brought out in impressive form through Schutzhund training. “Schutzhund” is a German word meaning “protection dog.” Schutzhund-trained dogs are not attack dogs; they are trained to ward off dangerous situations, not provoke them. The most important quality of a Schutzhund dog is complete submission to its owner’s commands in any situation. Likewise, German Shepherds are often gentle service dogs. After World War I, a kennel in Pottsdam, Germany, began a program to train German Shepherd Dogs to assist veterans blinded in combat. The program was short-lived, but an American living in Switzerland, Dorothy Harrison Eustis, adopted the idea and began her own training program. Soon after, Buddy, a female German Shepherd Dog, became the first Seeing Eye dog in America. She was the helpmeet and companion of Morris Frank, who then established a guide dog school in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1929. Since that day, GSDs have been the “eyes” for thousands of people around the world. The success of the guide dog program led to the training of GSDs–and other breeds–as service dogs to people with hearing impairment and other physical disabilities.
It’s no surprise that the German Shepherd Dog is also an ideal service dog due to its ready obedience to commands, its ability to ignore distractions, its protective instincts, and its unwavering loyalty to its owner. Furthermore, German Shepherd dogs have an undeniably long history of working with law enforcement officers. Their tasks are numerous: accompanying officers on patrol (and thereby deterring crime), pursuing criminals, recovering evidence, and detecting drugs, explosives, and other contraband. GSDs also serve as Search and Rescue dogs, and have been commended for their work in recovering victims of natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and of national tragedies such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Dogs working in law enforcement have to have excellent noses and physical stamina; they have to respond quickly to their handler’s orders while still using their own judgment. They must be relied upon to perform their duties without displaying aggression to children, other officers, or innocent persons in crowds. More importantly, they must possess the “heart” to consistently follow commands day after day, often in difficult, demanding environments. The GSD’s innate courage and mental acumen make him eminently capable for this type of work. It’s easy to see what is so spectacular about this breed — AND ACE especially!
For all the aforementioned possibilities listed, ACE, could fulfill every one, especially considering he is such a young male and so very driven and purposeful. ACE is suspected to be about 15 months old, and is a CLASSIC black and tan German Shepherd with stunning markings. Rescued from a high kill shelter, ACE defines all the wonderful attributes of the breed. Oh, and at this wonderful age, he’s prone to stealing — a touch of larceny is in his heart, it seems. He can be found walking around the house with your shoe, your towel, anything you leave around if he’s bored and you aren’t paying attention. By NO MEANS is ACE destructive about anything, he’s just intensely smart and easily bored. Folks informed of this delightful breed already know what that means. Tipping the scales at 90 pounds now, ACE is not the dog for first-time owners. It’s not that he’s a difficult dog. Quite the opposite is true, frankly. Totally house-trained and fully vetted, this HW negative, total love-sponge of a dog is as affectionate and loyal and devoted as one could hope for in a German Shepherd with the capacity to do anything he’s trained to do, and outstandingly so, in fact! It’s just that he’s PURE PUPPY PERSONIFIED. If you put something where ACE can get it, rest assured he WILL get to it, if he’s interested enough. ACE loves toys, loves playing — loves being with you!
Alert and extremely well-muscled, it’s magical to watch ACE move. He presents an outline of smooth curves and not angles, so his movement seems fluid and totally graceful, contributing to the nobility of his appearance even more. His outreaching and seemingly elastic gait is magical to watch. It’s as if he moves without any effort whatsoever, and there’s this smooth and rhythmic pace to his walk, trot or run. AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL and certainly something to behold with awe. While glancing at ACE, one can’t ever forget the musculature of this stellar definition of a German Shepherd for he is everything he should be — and more. Energetic and fun-loving, very fond of children and LOVES TO PLAY WITH OTHER DOGS — ACE will be an ideal match for a family who is familiar with the breed and wants a devoted companion to continue training and enjoying. Already, ACE walks well on a lead and knows most all of his commands. His attention span is improving and his focus has always been there. ACE is just full of love and personality and wants to play all the time. ACE is not as aloof as many GSDs are known to be, and he’s incredibly well-balanced and totally approachable. And he’s ready for the right forever home, preferably one that has previous German Shepherd experience, and one that has another canine companion about ACE’S size. This is a special dog looking for that special family! ACE IS A WINNER — and a thief — besides those shoes, towels, blankets, toasters (kidding) that he likes to walk around with in his mouth, he will STEAL YOUR HEART!
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ABOUT OUR RESCUE
These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc., we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.
Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. Its sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we dont want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. Its that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and thats our goal!
Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WEVE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!
Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, youll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we cant continue rescue if we dont do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your familys eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once youve submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well
If you’ve got the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog
Please contact: RESCUEDOGVILLAGE@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING RESCUE AS A MEANS OF WELCOMING YOUR NEXT FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND INTO YOUR LIFE!
ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.
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