As cuddly as a teddy bear to those that care for them and cold as ice to those that don’t, German shepherds love friends, fun and food. They’re not too fond of lazy days, and they definitely don’t like knocks on the door. But they’re eager to please and even more eager to see what’s hiding in the bushes.
It’s easy to see why German shepherds are so popular — just look at the 2017 Westminster Best in Show winner, Rumor. She is gorgeous, regal and those looks are accompanied by a winning personality too. And while it is seriously tempting to rush out and get a GSD of your very own, it is a big commitment that should not be taken lightly.
Those considering a German Shepherd Dog as a family addition should make sure that this breed is the best fit for the situation. The dogs are strong in body, spirit, and mind. They need much attention, love, and firm guidance as they grow
— which they do quite quickly.
Characterized by its great adapability and physical prowess, the German Shepherd Dog is respected, admired, and utilized through- out the world. One of the most easily recognized and one of the most popular of all breeds, it is acclaimed for its versatility, renowned for its intelligence, and beloved for its devotion and loyalty to its owner.
There are fewer things in life more irresistible than a German Shepherd puppy. But you should never bring one home on impulse. This needs to be a careful decision. Bringing a puppy home is the same as bringing home a human child (except German Shepherds mature faster and are more loyal). Although German Shepherds are a big responsibility, their friendship is priceless.
For many German Shepherd Dogs, swimming tops the list as their favorite activity. Not only is swimming an excellent exercise for the dog, but it also keeps them cool, fit, and toned. And with the hot summer days of August and September ahead, no doubt many of us will be making trips to our favorite swimming spots with our dogs.
It is a little-known fact about German shepherds that they are actually made of Velcro (OK, not literally). While not all shepherds are clingy, you can be sure your GSD will never be too far from you, whether you are going to the bathroom, taking a shower, gardening, watching TV, cooking or taking a nap. GSDs take loyalty very seriously.