(Max is represented by: MAGSR)

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Color: Black & Red
Date of Birth: 10/15/2012
Date of Birth is estimated: Yes
Current Size: ​78​ lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Living With: Trainer

Good With Kids: Older kids only
Good with Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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Foster Needed?: No

Represented by: MAGSR
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NID#: 405
Date Added:
Added to DB: Tue, 2016-10-11 17:43
Last updated: Tue, 2017-03-07 20:32

Not Ready for Adoption: Yes
Commitment Dog: No
Show as New: No
Special Needs: No
Dog Record Archived (1=Yes/0=No): 1


Max is a handsome boy who is very intelligent but it is evident he was not treated well in his previous situation.  He is very shy and lacks confidence but has shown that he is very friendly with other dogs and they help him gain confidence.  He is great with dogs of all sizes and he is even good with cats.  He is shy especially with men but warms up slowly.  He would do best in a home with older children as younger children's unpredictable movements startled him.  Max is house broken and crate trained.  Training will go a long way to benefit Max and help him build the bond with his people and gain confidence he lacks.  He is a very sweet boy looking for someone to show him that not all people are bad.  Once he bonds with you, he will be your forever best friend.  Could Max be the dog for you?


Max has since been through a board and train program with Applejack K9 and attends weekly group classes in which he does very well. He excels in training and continues to learn new things each week. He will continue to go to lessons at Applejack K9 until he graduates. His obedience training the rescue paid for will be extended to whoever adopts him, which is an excellent perk of adopting Max. Max is obedience trained and knows sit, stay, down, come, heel, drop and crate. He has built up his confidence and is looking for a leader to show him that they are in control of the situation. He responds well to a strong handler and wants to please his person. He wants to be wherever his foster is and follows her like a shadow. He loves belly rubs, marrow bones, squeaky toys and cheese. His favorite past time is playing fetch and he will retrieve the ball and drop it right in front of your long as you have another ball ready to go for him to chase. He is a patient dog and doesn't mind just hanging out but absolutely loves to go on car rides. Max enjoys the comfort of his crate and will go in there on his own to sleep or just hang out. He would do best in a household without a lot of excitement since he feels the need to keep tabs on everyone all the time. Max tends to be protective which is a good quality, however, he needs to know when it is appropriate and when it is not which he is learning in his foster home. He continues to make his foster mom laugh daily at his antics and is a very affectionate and loyal dog who longs for a person or people to call his own. Ask to meet Max!