Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue
Adopted: 3/19/2016
Name: Mocha
ID: #201602

Sex: F
Age: 4-5 years
Heartworm: No

Mocha is a gorgeous, adult, female German Shepherd Dog. We estimate that she's probably 4-5 years old, in the prime of her life. Mocha recently tested negative for heartworms, and she's spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Her structure and appearance suggests that she likely comes from working lines: she has the thick-boned, strong, straight-backed look of DDR (East German) lines. Mocha also has the personality of these lines: intelligent, dominant, protective of her people, with high prey drive. She's not an appropriate "starter dog" for a first-time Shepherd owner, but she's an incredible dog for an experienced GSD lover who appreciates and understands this kind of dog.

Mocha has been great with all the people she's met, and she's even okay with other large dogs in a dog park under supervision. However, she cannot live with small animals or other female dogs in the home. We strongly prefer to place Mocha as an "only dog" in a home where she can bond deeply with her person, without competing for attention with another dog.

At home, Mocha loves belly rubs and affection from her people. She's loving and very devoted to her family. She is, however an "alpha female" who requires an experienced handler (for this reason, a professional training reference is required).

Mocha is looking for a breed-experienced adopter who understand the "drive" of working line dogs--especially prey-drive. She needs more than a walk and some basic training: she needs a job. She has the potential to thrive doing advanced obedience, or dog sports.

She is already house-trained and crate-trained.