[nagdu] German shepherds and cats

peggy pshald at neb.rr.com
Mon Jul 15 12:43:22 UTC 2013

I too am partial to shepherds and have had two while owning cats ... The 
first shepherd I had liked to chase them a bit and the shepherd I have now 
could care less about them.  If this is a concern make sure the school you 
attend knows you have cats at home and they should probide you with a dog, 
whatever kind, that does well with other animals.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kathy
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:45 PM
To: nagdu at nfbnet.org
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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