Nicknames: His registered name is Ataro von Fidelius, but we call him Tylo.
Birthday: September 30th 2005
Likes: He LOVES to swim, and snap at water. He also likes doing protection work, like his Sister katie.
Pet-Peeves: Flies, and being bored.
Favorite Toy: The Protection Sleeve, and the protection tagret. He also loves water.
Favorite Food: Eagle Pack. Does wonders for joints and coat.
Favorite Walk: He likes to come with me to the kennels while I work and play with the other dogs, he also likes to walk along the bike trails.
Best Tricks: He can Bark and hold, and bite on command, and release on command. He excels at obedience.
Arrival Story: Tylo used to belong to Jenny Craig. Yes, the famous dietician. However, since Tylo grew so fast, all the calcium rushed to his teeth and bones, and his ears didnt have time to come up. Our old trainer was telling me about a dog that Jenny Craig returned, and I asked to see him. She couldn't advertise him on the website because she said it was bad for her business. When she brought him out, I instantly fell in love. I adored his personality, and floppy ears. She told me he was a purebred German Shepherd, and she told me why his ears were not up. I asked why Jenny Craig returned him, and she said that Jenny didnt want to get attached to Tylo, in case his ears never went up. She said she had an "Image" to fit. I dont agree with her in the least, but Im glad she returned Tylo, or he wouldnt be here with me today!!
Bio: As for my ears, we are keeping them down! Even though im not accepted by breed snobs, or certian GSD/Schutzhund clubs, it doesnt matter. Im not going the change the thing that makes me special! Besides, Every one thinks I look way cuter with my ears down. ;)
People always come up to mom and ask what im mixed with, due to the fact Im huge and still have floppy ears. She always tells them the same old story about my unusual growth spurt and the calcium rushing to my quickly growing bones and teeth, and not having time to get up to my ears. If they dont come up, then mom wants to get them surgically put up.
She cant take me to dog shows, or training events because it would be looked down upon by the other breeders and trainers who are there. She works for a kennel where I was bought and even though they got me as an import, it doesnt look good on them and brings bad business.
But, most people love me having floppy ears! So, Were not sure what we should do. (Plus the surgery costs a lot of money!)
Jenna took loads of pictures of me and my sister. Now if only she could get the stupid pictures to load! Dangit! Ive grown so much! *pokes* Ill just have to keep annoying Jenna untill she gets her mom to fix the camera. =/
Tylo, I love you more than anyone can imagine. You are my own baby boy, bought with my hard earned money. You are one of my most prized posessions, not to mention a best friend. Your personality is loving, and outgoing, and your always a thrill to be around. I know you will love me no matter what happens, and youll always be my big boy. :]]]