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Elke German Shepherd Dog Chesterfield, MO

  • Young
  • Female
  • Large
  • Black, Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Prefers a home without
Cats, other animals. Elke has very strong prey drive and can chase small creatures with intent. She will do best in a home with no cats or other small animals.

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Meet Elke

This energetic youngster is Elke. She joins us from our friends at St. Louis County Animal Care, where she’d been adopted but then returned for her untrained and unmannerly behavior plus some seriously athletic fence-jumping and the occasional tendency to herd children.

While in foster, she’s done well with adult humans and has learned quickly that she enjoys playing with grade-school aged kids (no herding necessary!) Like most young dogs, she is very rambunctious! So she might be a bit much for families with no prior experience with GSDs or other high energy working breeds.

While in foster care, Elke has been busy learning manners, including polite leash behavior, recall, sit, and leave it. She will need her forever family to hold her accountable to her manners and help her continue to grow in her confidence and experience out in the world.

Elke says "nope" to female dog friends so far, but she has done quite well with male dogs her size or larger. Elke would be perfectly happy as an only dog for families with that preference..

Elke does have a very strong prey drive, and will chase those backyard critters with obvious intent. So, sadly, no kitties or very small pets for this girl’s future forever home.

Elke is only 1 year old, full of energy, and can easily clear a 3 1/2 foot fence with from a standing start and a 4 foot fence without breaking a sweat. So to
make burning off that youngster energy easier for her and her future family, a home with a tall fenced yard (at least 5 feet tall) would be ideal for our athletic girl here.

If you love the young-and-crazy days of German Shepherds and enjoy teaching them all about this big wide world, Elke might just be the girl for you!

Our Adoption Fees:

*Dogs and puppies 12 months old or younger: $400

* Adult dogs over 12 months of age: $350

* Senior dogs over 7 years of age qualify for our "Seniors FUREVER" program! Seniors are special to us, so we offer two options:

(1) If your heart has a special place for the seniors, you can adopt a senior dog for the regular adoption fee of $350 and this becomes a perpetual fee. You can adopt another SGSDR senior dog at any time from us in the future at NO CHARGE.
(2) If you aren't sure about your future adoption capacity, you may adopt your SGSDR senior dog for a reduced adoption fee of $250.

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