Hi, this is Rudi and my Mom is going to tell you how I picked her out.
Rudi selected me to be his owner when I visited Julie M. this summer. When I came up to the house, our car was immediately invaded by a couple of happy adult GSD’s whom assumed a ride would be forthcoming. However it was Funny’s litter that I was there to see. Right away, Rudi started to follow me and pay close attention to my movements. I don’t know if it was me, or the persistent aroma of the “others”, but Rudi decided I was a pretty interesting sort. During the course of the visit, I grabbed a couple of rocks in the drive and clacked them together to see if there would be any reaction. When he heard the noise he stopped what he was doing and came over to me. I casually tossed one of the rocks about four feet into the drive and then the surprise happened. Rudi trotted up the drive, sniffed out the rock I threw and brought it back! Julie and I looked at one another and exclaimed, “did that puppy just track the rock you threw?” We decided to try it again, this time with a rock we could definitely identify. We repeated the exercise and once again Rudi selected the rock I threw and brought it back, to our mutual amazement. Rudi is a very special puppy and his abilities and brains add to the challenge and fun of raising him. Julie H.
That is such a sweet story – I love the “tracking of the rock”! We have some smart little, okay NOT so little, cookies on our hands … hmmmmmm, “on our hands”, pun intended! These boys are amazing!
Rudi and his littermates are definitely very smart pups. This Jimmy/Funny litter really is an excellent litter—great type and temperament. Hmmm, haven’t I said that before? Well, it is worth repeating.
It was amazing to see this pup smell out this rock. Julie H. tossed it far enough away that Rudi had to put his nose to the ground and smell it out. Not only did he find it, he picked it up and brought it right back to her! A natural tracker and a natural retriever! It was truly remarkable to see.