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Bella

Breed: German Shepherds

Sex: Female (Bonded pair with Chico)
Birthday: June 25, 2010

Rescued: August 9, 2016

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Health Issue(s)

  • None

Temperament

  • Not destructive.
  • Not much interest in swimming but likes playing fetch.
  • Needs leash work as she pulls and swerves, especially when going to unknown places.
  • Needs some work on her recall, but does know the other standard training commands.
  • Prior to coming into rescue, lived outdoors with Chico. Has since been introduced to indoors and house trained. She is now comfortable with both living scenarios.
  • Good with kids, but must be monitored as she tends to jump up a bit when excited.
  • Likes getting people attention and is very good with strangers, but also has anxiety with new situations/environment.
  • Mildly reactive with dogs on the property. Stems from not ever being socialized with dogs other than Chico and her one litter of pups she had when she was younger.
  • Very good with grooming.
  • Has a mild habit of chasing vehicles but also has a high prey drive and will hunt small animals.
  • Tends to get attached to her environment more than people, but she still enjoys the company of people.

Owner Suitability

  • Experience with large breeds, especially Shepherds, is an asset.
  • A fenced yard is a must.
  • Best suited to an active family to accommodate their high energy.
  • Will require constant management when Chico and Bella are together and play is involved. Chico has a tendency to get jealous and will transfer aggression onto Bella.
  • Suited only to a family with no other pets.