No man or dog left behind.
The German Shepherd breed is not to give affection easily. They’re known for their dignity and stature. German Shepherds show serious loyalty and fidelity, especially to the person who cares for him. When this breed is given a purpose, they’re no threat. With the proper guidance, they can be extremely loving, caring, and affectionate.
Currently, Nature’s Dog Walkers is taking care of a dog whose name is Roy. (Picture Below)
Roy is a two year old German Shepherd and loves to be around others. Something interesting about Roy is his loyalty. If we go for a walk, he expects everyone who he came with to stay by his side or at least near him. Don’t even try to walk past ten feet from him, he’ll sense it. In order to make sure that the person holding him also notices the people that were with him have been left behind, he sits down. He adds all of his weight to the floor to make sure a tug doesn’t move him even a bit.
We went for a walk the other day and this happened. It was a late night walk to give the dogs a potty break before going to bed. The car was parked nearby and no one was out. We had the neighborhood to ourselves. Roy and Bubbaz walked around off leash as their recall skills are in tip top shape. Our walk was coming to an end and Roy and Vandy walked ahead of us.
(Picture below: Roy still getting over the fact we were so far from him.)
Because Bubbaz is much older and can’t walk for long, he lingered behind. I like to stay with him during these walks to make sure he makes it back to our car safely. Vandy and Roy made it to the car first, so Vandy thought it was a good idea to already have Roy loaded in. Roy looked around and noticed Bubbaz and I weren’t in site. We were around the corner nearby, but not visible to him or Vandy. He began to whine and cry. That was his way of telling Vandy, “Let’s go back!” They walked towards us and Vandy said, “He wouldn’t go in the car because he didn’t see you guys.” I laughed. I thought it was the sweetest thing.
(Picture below: Roy happy we came back!)
Roy likes to make sure that he returns with the same pack he left with. We think that’s a great quality to have because we feel safe and secure when we’re with him. We know that if something were to happen, he wouldn’t leave us behind. Better yet, we feel he might actually try and find help. Roy is very intelligent and we appreciate his love and care so much. We hope if you’re trying to own a German Shepherd, you find yourself a Roy.