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Breed Group: Herding
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Overview
This breed was developed in the 19th century by Max Von Stephanitz who is considered to be the father of the German Shepherd. Revered for their versatility as companion and for their dedication to work, this breed has the distinction of being the first dog ever used as a guide for the blind. Today the German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds in the world.
Character
The German Shepherd is a breed of classic beauty and possesses superior intelligence. They are highly adaptable, energetic, curious, strong, and dependable. This breed displays a magnificent appearance and is extremely agile with great stamina and endurance.

Does your German Shepherd bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
A member of the herding group, the German Shepherd is fearless, bold, hard working, and alert. They are esteemed for their loyalty, deep devotion, and courage. This breed thrives on human interaction from their family and does not like to be left alone for extended periods of time. German Shepherds are exceptionally wary of strangers. They will most generally get along with other household pets they have been raised with. This breed will attempt to perform the task of herding on anything and everything that moves. The German Shepherd is not recommended for the novice, apathetic, or sedentary owner.
Care
This breed requires daily brushing to minimize loose hair. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to preserve the integrity of the coat. German Shepherds are prone to such health issues as blood disorders, elbow and hip dysplasia, epilepsy, flea allergies, digestive problems, and chronic eczema.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The German Shepherd is a double coat breed. The outer coat is harsh, straight, and thick. The under coat is dense and soft. The coat comes in a variety of colors such as black and tan, black and cream, black and silver, solid black, and sable. The German Shepherd comes in three varieties: rough coat, long hair, and long rough coat. This breed is a continuous shedder with seasonal heavy shedding.
Training
The German Shepherd requires early intensive and extensive socialization and obedience training. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. This breed is obedient and quick to learn. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, reward, and consistency. They are exceptionally talented in tracking, schutzhund, agility, obedience, fly-ball, and ring sport. The German Shepherd is often used in police work, search and rescue, as a guide for the blind, and military work. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new German Shepherd puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
This breed is happiest when given a job to do. They require strenuous exercise and enjoy securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and a large safely fenced area to romp and run freely in. The German Shepherd will do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, stimulation, and attention. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
75-95 lbs
Height
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
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most colors, other than white, are permissible.
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Member Since: November 2006
Location: Santa Fe / Taos, New Mexico
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Anonymous asked:
Why do German Shepherds seem to like drinking any water available as opposed to the fresh water I put out every day in a bowl? They also don't mind getting muddy although they have houses to stay in outside, they'd rather sleep outside their house?

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If you are worried about muddy or dirty water that your dog is drinking, then I would suggest making sure that they can not access it and/or get rid of those standing bodies of water. Some dogs don't like to drink water out of bowls, you may want to look into faucet drinkers that are for outside or a dog water fountain. As for sleeping outside the doghouse, it all depends on the dog. However, the German Shepherd breed is protective and loyal, and some could want to sleep outside so that they can better patrol the area and it's probably cooler outside. It can get hot and stuffy inside a dog house because dogs generate so much heat.

Anonymous asked:
Can German Shepherd's like young kids? Does their temperament towards children differ when raised from a puppy versus adopting an adult Shepherd dog?

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The German Shepherd dog can be great with kids if socialized to them as puppies. If there are young kids in the home, ie: under ten years old then adopting a young dog, under a year old or a puppy would be best. So that the dog can grow up with children and be socialized to them. But if the children are older and have dog-smarts, then adopting an adult German Shepherd is perfectly fine as long as the dog shows no aggression or shyness towards children.

Anonymous

I believe it is best to adopt a puppy. The GSD is a herding animal. And then he will think of you and your family as his herd. Protecting and caring for all of you. But a puppy takes lots of attention and positive reinforcement. He loves to chew and you will have to be able to spend lots of time with him. He will bite you and your family. You will have to get him chew toys. And when he is biting give him something else to chew on. If properly brought up, and you have plenty of time to work with him the GSD is the best long term family dog. Extremely loyal and protective.

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Do German Shepherds bite? How protective are they?

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Any dog can bite. That is like asking if all babies can cry -- they all have the ability to do so. The German Shepherd is a loyal, protective family dog. The level of protectiveness will depend on the pedigree/breeding of the dog. G.S.D's that were bred for protection work, police service, or any other job will be more protective and have a high work drive. However, G.S.D's that are bred for family life and/or show are more laid back, calm and better with families. Finding a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder is the main thing when wanting to bring a G.S.D into your home.

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Can German Shepherd's get along with other dogs?

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The German Shepherd can easily get along with other dogs as long as the pup is well socialized as a pup and is well trained. But please understand that the German Shepherd has an extremely high prey drive, so supervision is a must when the dog is around dogs smaller then itself.

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My German Shepherd is 9-month-old. He is a good dog but when he gets scared or afraid of something he wants to bite, he gets angry. I don't know how to teach him not to be scared. I don't want him to be aggressive. Maybe you know what should I do.

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He sounds like a typical German Shepherd puppy that has not been taught how to act in new situations. Fear aggression is very scary and needs to be nipped in the bud a.s.a.p. Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer and start some private lessons with him/her. He/She will be able to help you work with your pup on his fear aggression.

Anonymous

He needs a lot of attention, and you need to take him to your local pet store's and farm supply stores so he can get used to meeting people. He may be a little scared at first, but he'll get used to it. Train your puppy yourself. Be kind by giving treats when being good and have the puppy sleep in your room. Get an extra large crate and put something that you have worn in there. I like to use a flip flop so he can chew on it. My young German Shepherd puppy loves to chew. And he loves going on our walks. Always be positive, do not hit and when he is bad put him in his crate for a little while. Please remember that he has a short memory about being bad and if you discipline him for long periods he will not understand.

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