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Falk

Male Young German Shepherd Dog

Falk is about a year old and is as healthy as a horse (and nearly just as big). Weighing in at 70 pounds already, we expect him to fill... show more

Falk is about a year old and is as healthy as a horse (and nearly just as big). Weighing in at 70 pounds already, we expect him to fill out to at least 90 pounds when he’s fully grown and mature. Falk has a lot of energy and a 6-foot fenced in yard is the only option for him (he can, and will jump over a 4-foot fence). Falk is territorial about his yard when other dogs walk by and a privacy-type fence is recommended. Falk is generally good with female dogs or young dogs of either sex; male dogs over 6 months of age are out of the question for Falk. Because of Falk’s high energy and size, we don’t recommend small children in Falk’s home. He often runs into things when he gets moving quickly and forgets to check his surroundings and could easily knock over a small child. Although Falk is physically healthy, he definitely has some fearfulness when meeting people for the first time, and he will be rude about it if you are too forward about wanting to meet him. Ignoring Falk the first time you meet him is sure to get him to approach you for a thorough sniffing, but if you coax him into saying hello or stare at him, he is likely to bark at you or maybe snarl. The best way to make friends with Falk is to act like he doesn’t exist! Falk is not an aggressive dog, but he certainly puts on a scary face when he is frightened or cornered, which results in the person or dog that frightened him to go away—thus reinforcing this behavior. We are working with him on this and he will need a dedicated owner who is willing to correct this inappropriate greeting. Lastly, Falk is a very slow learner, with a lot of energy, which means that he will need a low-key home with a lot of PATIENCE and CONSISTENCY in their expectations of him. show less