[nagdu] German shepherds and cats

melissa R green graduate56 at juno.com
Sat Jul 13 03:00:15 UTC 2013

Have you informed the school that you are applying to about your cats.
They can help to work this out.
So you won't get a dog that thinks the cat is prey.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathy" <pigwidgin07 at gmail.com>
To: <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 8:45 PM
Subject: [nagdu] German shepherds and cats

Hello everyone.  This is Kathy in Seattle and I am in the middle of
applying for a guide dog.  I'm waiting for the home visits at this point.
 I agree that one should get the best dog (and breed) for your own unique
situation but I admit to being quite partial to german shepherds, mostly
because I grew up with and also owned collies and german shepherd mixes.
 For those of you who have or have had german shepherd guides, have any of
you had cats in your household?  How did that work out?  With the prey
drive that some shepherds are known for, I'm concerned about our kitties
becoming a midnight snack. :)  They are large Ragdolls and incredibly
sweet, and the last thing I'd want to do is to cause them loads of stress.
 I think in the long haul, they will love having a dog around because they
sort of act like dogs themselves.  But only if it doesn't eye them with a
culinary interest.

Thanks for the advice!

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