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Johnny Cash

Breed: German Shepherd
Sex: Male

Birthday: May 5, 2016
Fostered: November 3, 2016
Rescued: January 25, 2017
Re-Homed: July 15, 2017

Status: Adopted


Health Issue(s)

  • May have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI). Common in GSDs, EPI is when insufficient digestive enzymes are being produced by the pancreas. He is doing well on a low fat, high protein diet.


  • Has no resource guarding with people.
  • Is decent on-leash, and is excellent when there are no major distractions.
  • Has very good recall.
  • Picky about dogs to play with. Prefers submissive females that can handle rough play. Needs supervision during play as he is nippy and excitable, which can quickly get out of hand. Overall, he prefers people attention.
  • Good with cats but does try to play with them (will let them be if called back to you).
  • Very smart boy, but needs to work on his “stay” (which we are working on at the moment).
  • Needs work on giving space to the people he trusts, as he tends to be overbearing and will do a lot of licking/nipping and jumping, he really loves getting full attention.
  • Toy driven, likes to carry something in his mouth.
  • Does very well in a home environment, but will bark a lot at anything that is strange to him.
  • Will only be destructive if he is left for long periods of time.
  • Crate trained.
  • Reactive towards strangers, more so in new situations and in new areas. (We are working on this at the moment as he tends to stress with anything that is new to him )
  • Does OK with nails and getting brushed but has sensitive joints which can make it a little difficult.
  • High energy boy, and will always look up at his person to give him something to do, and because of this has some very mild separation anxiety.
  • Enjoys swimming, especially when fetching is involved.

Owner Suitability

  • Best suited to an active family without young children due to his high energy.
  • Will require a huge commitment of time to train and establish boundries.