Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted July 25, 2016
Ahri is a great dog, but she is extremely high maintenance. She is very high energy and has a problem with jumping all over guests because she gets so excited. Given that our other white german shepherd is fairly calm, I would have to say this is the poodle in her. She is very intelligent, as most energetic dogs are, but she can't seem to calm down long enough for me to teach her something. She doesn't bark, so I love that about her. She is great with my children, very people oriented and friendly, but unaware of her size and just how clumsy she gets when excited. Despite being a poodle mix, her hair gets very long and she sheds A LOT, we're talking 6 inch hair everywhere, so we routinely shave her down to about 1/2 an inch. She does not make a good guard dog, I am pretty sure she would greet an intruder happily and try to get them to pet her. All in all, she's a great family dog and very loyal, there are just a few negatives to put up with.