The German Shepherd dog is best known for its confidence and intelligence. The breed was developed from farm and herding dogs in 1899 in Germany, and first brought to the AKC in 1907. German Shepherds quickly became one of the most loved dog breeds by families around the globe, and remains at the top of the list for the most popular dog breeds.
AKC Breed Standards for the German Shepherd Dog: The GSD should present as a muscular thick bodied dog with a sleek look from head to toe. The pose is different from most show dogs (parallel front and back feet), the GSD stands with one hind leg firmly under the body with the other slightly in back.
Male German Shepherds should measure 24" to 26" at the highest point of the shoulder.
Female German Shepherds should stand 22" to 24" at the same position.
Standard coloring is black and tan, with rich dark colors being preferred. Light muted or washed out colors (including blues and livers) are serious faults. White German Shepherds must be disqualified from the show ring. While the white German Shepherd is beautiful to look at, it is the most serious breeding flaw.
Personality traits of the German Shepherd dog: All GSDs should be confident and approachable. While this breed is used for guard dogs, they should never be the instigator of trouble. A German Shepherd should be alert and at the ready for work.
A perfect fit in a family, German Shepherds get along well with children or in large households once proper introductions have been made. While the dog will enjoy a place in a large family unit, it will likely bond closest with it's trainer. Shepherds do not give love away easily, but once they accept someone its for life.
The Germans Shepherd is highly trainable and retains it's training for life. This breed is used most in these careers: police work, military work and service dogs for the handicapped.
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Introduction to the German Shepherd Dog: The German Shepherd dog is best known for its confidence and intelligence. The breed was developed from farm and herding dogs in 1899 in Germany, and first brought to the AKC in 1907. German Shepherds quickly became one of the most loved dog breeds by families around the globe, and remains at the top of the list for the most popular dog breeds.
So you are ready to add a furry family member. Thinking about a German Shepherd puppy? If you are considering bringing a new GSD puppy or older dog into your home, there are a few factors to think about. Getting to know the German Shepherd breed a little before you adopt will help with a fast transition to family life.
My favorite brands of German Shepherd Dog Food: 1. Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Dry Dog Food, 2. Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dry Dog Food, 3. Wellness CORE Ocean Grain-Free Dry Canine Diet Dog Food, 4. Orijen Adult Grain-Free Dry Dog Food For Canines, 5. Nature's Variety Instinct for Dogs Duck & Turkey Meal Formula are some of the better Dog Foods to keep your German Shepherd on a proper diet.
It is important that you really take the time to train your German Shepherd well. They are one of the most intelligent dog breeds and respond well to training. Some studies claim that the breed is responsible for more reported bitings than any other kind of dog. You will want to make sure that your dog is not amongst those statistics unless it is protecting you from an intruder.
Mistakes To Avoid When Training Your German Shepherd. The German shepherd dog breed is one of strongest and most athletic of all dog breeds. They are not only perfect for becoming police dogs and guard dogs; they can also be perfect pets for a dog loving family. They have a very acute sense of serving their masters, but you need to train them properly. It is advisable to have some prior German Shepherd information might help you in training them well.
Training German Shepherd Puppies: It is very important to train your German Shepherd puppy correctly so that it doesn’t develop bad social habits as it gets older. German Shepherds are regarded as one of the most intelligent dog breeds so you should expect good results from proper training.
German Shepherds are one of the most intelligent and sturdiest of the pet dog breeds. They are not only smart but also have a natural instinct for things. They are often used as police dogs due to these special characteristics of theirs. However, training German Shepherd dogs is not an easy task. It is advisable to train a German Shepherd puppy rather than trying to train an adult dog as it will need you a lot more patience and time to train an adult dog.
German shepherd is one of the most vigilant and smart breeds of dogs. They need constant physical activity that makes them a perfect choice for guard dogs and police investigation dogs. However, training your German Shepherd to be a guard dog is a little complicated than the general dog house training for the other breeds. It is ideal to begin when your German Shepherd pup is eight weeks old as he will be more willing to accept your authority at an early age.
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