German Shepherd Exercise Requirements

How much exercise does a German Shepherd need?

It’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to German Shepherd exercise requirements. Because there’s nothing Shepherds like more than spending time with their owners they can appear to quite happily lounge around at your feet all day if you let them. Letting them do so is a mistake … Read more

Should I get a German Shepherd?

Should I get a German Shepherd? Here's what to think about first.

Take one look at a fluffy little German Shepherd puppy, and you’re likely to fall in love right away. They’re incredibly cute, and it’s very easy to let your heart overrule your head and make an impulse decision to take them home there and then. You should always take the time to consider before making … Read more

Should I Get A Puppy Or Adopt An Adult Shepherd?

Pros and cons of getting a puppy vs adopting an adult dog

If you’re thinking of becoming a proud German Shepherd owner, you have two choices: Each of these options has their own pros and cons, so let’s take a look at them now. Puppy vs. Adult Dog Puppy One of the biggest pros about puppies is their sheer cuteness and cuddliness. Then of course, there’s all … Read more

Joint And Bone Disorders In German Shepherds

Vet examining German Shepherd for joint and bone disorders

German Shepherds are beautiful, strong dogs that have been used in a variety of working canine positions over the decades. However, this intelligent breed is also susceptible to several health problems involving the bones and joints that most other dogs are more resistant to. Here, we will examine what is most likely to affect a … Read more

5 Benefits Of Owning A German Shepherd

5 Benefits Of Owning A German Shepherd

According to estimates, there are more than 70 million dogs in the U.S. alone. And more than 4 in 10 households have a pet dog, with the German Shepherd being the second most popular breed. Of course, there are good reasons why dogs in general are so popular, and in particular German Shepherds. So let’s … Read more

German Shepherd 101

German Shepherd 101

The German shepherd is one of the most easily recognized dog breeds in the world. From the iconic status of Rin Tin Tin on the silver screen to the breed’s prevalence as a canine soldier and law enforcer, the shepherd has consistently held a place canine history since its original debut in Germany in the … Read more

German Shepherd Training

German Shepherd Training

As a proud new owner of a German Shepherd puppy, it’s your responsibility to train it to become an obedient and well-adjusted dog. By far the best way to train any dog is with positive reinforcement training. This means rewarding your dog when they show the behavior you want from them. It does not mean … Read more

Schutzhund 3 Obedience

German Shepherd Schutzhund 3 Obedience

Maximum point score is 100 points Heeling Off Leash – 10 points The handler reports to the judge with a free heeling dog. The leash must not be visible to the dog. Starting from the basic heel position, the dog should willingly and outgoingly follow the handler upon the voice command to heel (fuss). At … Read more

Schutzhund 2 Obedience

German Shepherd Schutzhund 2 Obedience

Maximum point score is 100 points. Heeling On Leash and Impartiality – 10 points Starting from the basic heel position, the dog on leash should willingly and outgoingly follow the handler upon the voice command to heel (Fuss). At the beginning of the exercise, the handler must proceed in a straight line 40 to 50 … Read more