Acer, My GSD/Husky mix
by Nancy Ames
We adopted Acer from our local humane society in January 2011. He was 8 weeks old, and 15 pounds.
We have had him in all kinds of training classes and he recently achieved his CGC certificate. We are so proud of him. He is a very special and smart dog.
His start was not so wonderful, the people who had his mother took the whole litter in to the humane society at 1 month old, I was shocked, but they fostered them and adopted them all out.
Acer has grown a lot and turned 1 year on November 4 2011. He loves to play games and can find his toys when you hide them. He also has his stuffed things he sleeps with, it's so cute!
He has grown a lot since we adopted him, he is 80 pounds and 28 inches tall at his shoulder. He may not be huge but I am 4' 11" so he is big to me!
I think he may have a protective streak as he became very upset on a walk one day when a strange man walked up behind us a bit to close and Acer let the man know he was unhappy, he did not try to bite but he was vocal!
I think he is beautiful, of course, but one day I had a lady stop on the street while we walked to tell me how much she thought of him! I was floored really.
Acer loves our cats but I am not sure how he would feel about strange ones. He has a "brother" he is a German shorthair pointer, they get along great.
He loves to play ball and will go longer than I can, and he is really good at it. He returns and can catch in mid air as he loves to jump after it. For a big dog he is very agile, I think.
Acer kinda talks like a husky but he also has a very deep GSD voice as well I think he is so funny and cute I could not imagine being without him. I have R.A and he knows when I dont feel so good he gives me a look, he knows, and he checks on me each morning. He is wonderful!