Reko is a single breed German Shepherd or a Shepherd cross displaying the looks and temperament of a German Shepherd. Reko is approximately 2 years old, neutered, fully vaccinated and in great health.
Reko is very bright and has a high prey / chase drive making him unsuitable for a home with cats, rabbits, livestock, etc. Reko needs a home where he will be the only dog. Reko is a very high energy dog and very excitable. He will use his mouth when over stimulated or excited but not with aggression. This is a learned excited behavior that will require further training by his new owner. If someone doesn't provide Reko with a suitable outlet for his brains and energy, he will create his very own forms of "entertainment" which would likely be very destructive.
Reko has so much to offer the right applicant! Besides being a beautiful boy, he has the brains and desire to do anything! Reko loves to learn new things and happily accepts new challenges. He loves the rewards of praise or treats but play time with a favorite toy is the best! Playing ball is his absolute favorite and he will retrieve the ball as long as you continue the game. Reko bonds very deeply with "his" people and there isn't much he won't do for you once he views you as his person. He is friendly but aloof with strangers although he is curious when meeting new people. Reko requires a strong leader or he will make behavior decisions on his own. Someone with a strong knowledge of the German Shepherd is necessary and someone willing to commit to a long term plan of continued training! Reko can do anything...agility, rally, tracking, scent work, GRC as long as he has the guidance of a committed trainer!
Reko is house and crate trained and needs to be crated when his person is away. Reko needs to go to a home with no young children as he will mimic their excitement. In the right home, this beautiful boy will make the very best companion but he is not for just anyone! You must have knowledge and experience with this breed, you must provide strong leadership, and you must be committed to a long term plan of exercising his brains and body!
If you feel you are the right home, please contact our adoption coordinator and she will be happy to arrange a meeting. Please note that we are not in any rush to have Reko adopted but we know and understand that he deserves his very own forever family.
Reko is no longer available for adoption. We are sending him to Al at Spirit of the North Kennels in BC for training. We are very happy that Reko is going there - we know this is the best thing we can offer Reko so that he can have a happy fulfilled life!
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