[nagdu] German shepherds and cats
Shannon L. Dillon
shannonldillon at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 04:58:13 UTC 2013
I have had a German shepherd with my cats for almost seven years. She has
been with four cats during that time. Everything is fine. There is one in
particular she chases sometimes but that's all. She just sniffs the cat if
she catches up to it. Usually the cat gets away because it jumps up high
where she can't get it.
My fiancé Roger also had a shepherd with his cats before we were together
and they were fine.
From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Kathy
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 8:21 PM
To: NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users
Subject: Re: [nagdu] German shepherds and cats
Thanks for the replies Rhonda, Melissa, and CIndy. It's great to hear a
success story with cats and a shepherd. I definitely intend to tell the
school about our kitties. At this point, I'm just curious to find some
folks who have had good experiences with their cats with shepherds. I may
in the end be completely happy with a lab, golden, or lab/golden mix, but I
surely do love shepherds.
On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Cindy Ray <cindyray at gmail.com> wrote:
> You probably will have to let them gradually get to know each other.
> Cats are likely to hide o ut anyway for a while.
> On Jul 12, 2013, at 9:45 PM, Kathy <pigwidgin07 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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!
> > Kathy
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