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Charlie Brown 6345 (FITZ) German Shepherd Dog Centreville, VA

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium


Spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Charlie Brown 6345 (FITZ)

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5.24.24. Charlie Brown (Fitz) is back again and is so looking for a family to call his own. He exhibited some separation anxiety in his previous home and was just not a good fit with the family. He does not show any anxiety at his foster home but has the company of 2 other fosters in his room/ crate area so may do well with a calm resident dog in his future family. He has continued to fill out and is now a solid muscular 80-85 lb pup with an adolescent brain so zoomies can be intimidating as he runs around you. He tries hard to please but being an adolescent he sometimes has difficulty focusing on his fosters commands. He will need continued structure and leadership to enable him to be the best he can be.

Previous comments below still apply to meeting new people and other dogs. He is comfortable but curious with cats, so dog savvy cats would be fine with him.

If you are interested in learning more about Fitz and are an approved
dog handler please contact me at He is being fostered in King George

3.23.24 Re-introducing Charlie Brown, now called and responds to FITZ. Fitz was returned through no fault of his own because the resident dog did not get along with him. He is now a 1 yr old 80lb big strong adolescent boy that needs an experienced handler to continue with his training establishing consistent boundaries. . He has been E collar trained on the basics ( sit, down, come, off) and does well unless distracted then needs redirecting. He is highly trainable and catches on quickly, but will test his boundaries. He is potty trained, does well in his crate after initial protesting, likes to hang out with his people in the house, and rides well in the car. . Being food motivated he will counter-surf given the opportunity, and can clear a 4' baby gate from a standstill ( very impressive!)

Fitz requires slow and proper introductions to new people, preferring no one reach out to him or get in/touch his face until he is comfortable with them. He is enthusiastic meeting new dogs, and comes off too strong setting the stage for conflict. So slow and proper dog intros are needed.

At the bottom of this profile I left his initial fosters description of him as many of his characteristics are the same. I also updated some pictures and attached a video of him with our other foster, but kept some of his original pictures as well. He is a striking looking boy that gets attention whenever we are out.

Charlie Brown 6345 is a very handsome 8 month old neutered male GSD. Charlie ended up in a shelter because his previous owner was not able to care for him. He is very social and energetic. He is playful and enjoys toys and chew items. Food is his jam and he is very treat/food motivated. Charlie is a great size but looks like he may be a big boy with big ole paws! Charlie goes into his crate but will let you know he isn't happy about it but usually settles down after some time - he has improved a ton in a short time. He loves affection from those he knows and if he hears a bag ruffling he comes running! Charlie has a normal interest in cats but there's a possibility he can coexist peacefully. He would be best in a home with German Shepherd experience and someone who will invest in his training/obedience as he is your typical adolescent GSD. Charlie can be mouthy and jump in excitement. He will make a wonderful addition to a lucky family! Charlie does take time to warm up to new people and prefers strangers not to get down in his face or touch his face - no small children. Once he is comfortable and trusts you he is a SUPER sweetheart!

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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Young
  • Male