In Memory of K-9 Nero

German Shepherd
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Home:Fredericksburg, VA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

August 10th 1993

Going to work with Daddy

Not going to work with Daddy

Favorite Toy:
Tennis balls and my "reward" towels

Favorite Food:
Frosty Paws

Favorite Walk:
Tracking bad guys.

Best Tricks:
Finding drugs... that's a pretty good one.

Arrival Story:
I was a deputy sheriff and the department's k-9 handler quit. I was given the honor of being Nero's handler. He was the most wonderful partner I've had. We were a true team. When I left the department for a better job, he went to another handler, but he didn't work as well and was retired a year later.

Nero was imported to the US from then-Czechoslovakia. He received his basic obedience and guard training there, so all of his commands were in Czech. (He did learn one phrase in English- "Get in the damn car." This was when he was sniffing every blade of grass on a "Break" and we had to get back to work.) When Nero wasn't at work, he was just a big goofball, playing like a pup, scaring the UPS man and he was a Mama's boy. If my wife gave Nero the command to "Pozor" (Watch) me, he'd growl and bark at me. If I gave him the command to "Watch" my wife, he'd still growl and bark at me! And he LOVED the snow. He would dive after snowballs and search for them until we threw another one. It's been 7 years and we still miss him very much.

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February 2nd 2007 More than 10 years!

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