German Shepherd.

German Shepherd.

The German Shepherd is a legendary breed that everyone is familiar with. Reliable, loyal, intelligent, confident and fearless dogs are considered the best guards, watchmen and bodyguards. Dogs are used in various services, films are made about them and incredible stories are told.

Let’s try to figure out if the German Shepherd is really that good. We will find out what kind of approach is needed to them, what it looks like, how to maintain and care for the breed. We will answer the most common questions about dogs Everything you need to know about the German Shepherd breed is in our article.

Characteristics of the breed.

Family attachment.

Attitude towards children.

Relationship to strangers.

Tendency to train.

Family attachment. Dogs strive to become the best and most loved by their owner and his family. Their devotion has no boundaries. They love all family members, care and protect everyone they consider their own.

Dogs act as a reliable bodyguard, but at the same time, they are ready to be companions. Separation from your family is painful. Attitude towards children.

Dogs are incredibly affectionate towards children. They will be happy to keep the little family members company, will protect them. The only thing to warn against is that you should not have a small shepherd puppy if there is a child in the house under the age of three. It will be difficult to keep track of two children!

In addition, an older child can be partially entrusted with caring for a pet. Attitude towards strangers. A well-bred dog with good socialization will never rush at a stranger without the command of the owner. Dogs will greet guests of the house, whom the owner is happy with, in a friendly manner. But, uninvited guests may not be good at it!

Security qualities. The German Shepherd is the perfect guardian. They have in their blood the care and protection of their family (flock). The dog does not lose sight of its owner for a minute.

And it doesn’t matter if she lies at his feet, or is somewhere in the distance. The dog watches and guards constantly. There is nothing more touching than watching a shepherd guard the baby’s sleep in a stroller or crib.

However, the stranger who decides to approach the sleeping baby is out of luck. Watchdog qualities. Competently trained German Shepherd dog

– the best watchman. The only thing that the owner should have is to properly educate and professionally train the dog from an early age. She should not take anything from strangers, pick up food from the ground so that intruders cannot poison her. And the dog will cope with the protection of the house on its own – the watchdog instinct is embedded in the German shepherd at the genetic level.

Hair loss. The Germans shed a lot! Indeed, it is strong. If you choose this breed, you will have to come to terms with the huge amount of wool on your belongings, furniture and carpets. Regular brushing of the coat can alleviate the problem.

General health. The breed is robust and relatively healthy. But, like other breeds, there is a tendency to a number of genetic pathologies. Read more about this characteristic below in the subsection “Health”.

Playfulness. Dogs are playful. In some individuals, adolescent playfulness remains in adulthood.

Dogs constantly ask the owner to play with them, bring their favorite toy. Tendency to train. And again the highest score!

High intelligence and excellent trainability did their job – the dog lends itself well to training. Thanks to this quality, German Shepherds work next to a person in many areas: security guard service, drug control, customs inspection, in the police, as guides for blind people. But, inexperienced dog owners are better off abandoning such a dog or learning how to train puppies from professionals. In the training of Germans, a systematic, competent and

professional approach.

The history of the origin of the German Shepherd breed.

As the name suggests, the German Shepherd was bred in Germany at the turn of the 19th

In Great Britain, German Shepherds are sometimes called Alsatian, due to the fact that after the First World War, breed lovers wanted to protect the dog from anti-German sentiments. The breed standard was approved in 1899.

Description of the breed German shepherd.

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