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Picture of McKinley, a male German Shepherd

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"My daddy and me (at the beach)"

Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Daddy took me for a hike!

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"Daddy took me for a hike!"

Posing by the flowers

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"Posing by the flowers"

My Daddy loves me

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"My Daddy loves me"

My Daddy took this picture

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"My Daddy took this picture"

How cute am I?

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"How cute am I?"

Isn't he wonderful??

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"Isn't he wonderful??"

Floor time with you know who

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"Floor time with you know who"

I'm ready for my close-up, Dogster

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"I'm ready for my close-up, Dogster"

Smiling in Wyoming

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"Smiling in Wyoming"

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Mac, Pretty Boy, McKinley Pie, Wacky Mac

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

His Daddy! Shredding paper. Being groomed (except his tail). Hiking.

Having his tail brushed

Favorite Toy:
He's not into toys much. He likes chasing dogs who are chasing balls!

Favorite Food:
He's a picky eater and frequently does not finish all his food. He gets Natural Balance Venison and Sweet Potato canned and dry food. He loves vanilla ice cream and healthy dog biscuits occasionally.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere with Daddy

Best Tricks:
Sticking his nose into his Daddy's armpit when they first met

Arrival Story:
John contacted Virginia German Shepherd Rescue ( ). We met one dog, but didn't "click". When John went to meet a family of Shepherds, he was looking to see which one would approach him, if any. McKinley was chained (temporarily), but he wiggled frantically to get John's attention, then stuck his snout firmly in John's armpit and snuggled was True Love.

McKinley and his 4 siblings were raised by a backyard breeder who wasn't able to sell his last litter. He contacted VGSR for help when his health deteriorated. He took good basic care of the dogs (food, water, shelter, shots, HW preventative, daily play times), but they spent their entire lives outside in a pen and none were given names. McKinley's ear tips are damaged from fly bites.

Forums Motto:
Daddy's Boy

The Groups I'm In:
AnimaLimpix 2008, D.A.M.N! - Dogs Against Maternal Neurosis!, German Shepherds... wonder dogs

The Last Forum I Posted In:
All Hail Dexter! Dog o' the Day!

Best other-species impression:
He does a great hamster impression when he gets his head in between the couch end and his Dad's leg, then pulls back, puffing up his furry cheeks!

Next best other-species impression:
Whale noises!

Most embarrassing moment:
Being attacked by a French Bulldog

Best place to make new friends:
Hiking with Daddy in Bridger- Teton National Forest.

AnimaLimpix Events::
Paper Shredding, Senseless Barking Choir (background "whale noises" only), Daddy Adoration!

Blues connection:
Named for Muddy Waters aka McKinley Morganfield

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Squishy is a doberman buddy of mine who had a ruptured disk and couldn't walk. He's getting better, but needs donations to continue his physical therapy. Visit his page at:

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
The Most Honourable Mckinley the Laconic of Buzzing St Helens
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I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 12th 2006 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

for 2346 days

Meet my family
Lizzie 1990-
Bukka and
Josh, our barn

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The view from "inside"

Not again!!

April 21st 2011 6:44 pm
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Daddy did it again. He looked on the local adoption website, fell in love and now I have to share him with ANOTHER dog. Sigh. A drooly Boxer at that.I bet he snores.Serves him right.


I don't want to be bad..

February 19th 2011 1:33 pm
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My Daddy is at wits end. Almost every time he leaves, even if for 20-30 minutes to take care of the barn, I leave him a little "present". I don't know why I do this. He has threatened to keep me in my crate every time he leaves if I don't stop. Sometimes I even do it after he lets me and Duke out to do our business. I will do it late at night while he is asleep, even if he lets me out before he goes to bed. Can you help me??

Use to be house trained


Happy Birthday McKinley

November 26th 2010 5:16 am
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Dad speaking today. BOL these keys are way big. Guess you have to when you are typing with paws,,
Today marks McKinley AK Mac's 6th trip around the Sun. 4 years and 11 months ago today Mac chose me to be his companion and while the breeder tried to cme up with every reason why I shouldn't take him, all untrue (except for runt) I knew Mac knew what was best for him. I am honored and priveleged to be your companion Mac. Here's to many more trips around the Sun together.


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