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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.
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, very small dogs, or other tiny creatures.

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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.

There’s a reason for that “herd” in German ShepHERD, huh? But few parents enjoy their kiddos getting the sheep or cow treatment, so since settling into her SGSDR foster home, this young lady has been put straight to work learning the good dog ropes.

While in foster, she’s done well with the adult humans and the resident little boy who is VERY dog savvy. We think she would probably be too much dog for families with kids who have no prior experience with GSDs or other high energy working breeds.

While in foster care, Elke's been busy learning manners for pretty much for the first time in her life! She's getting better each day as her foster family puts her through her paces, including her commands for Come, Sit, and Leave It, but she is definitely going to need her new family to hold her accountable to her manners and help her continue to grow in her confidence.

Elke is initially vocally reactive of large dogs, including other GSDs. But after time getting acclimated, she’s doing well with the resident male dogs. We do not recommend that Elke go to a home with another female, but she could likely do well with a balanced and easy going male. Elke would also be perfectly happy as an only dog.

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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