Adult German Shepherds
Adult German Shepherds
The AKC Standard says the German Shepherd "has a distinct personality marked by direct and fearless, but not hostile, expression, self-confidence, and a certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. The dog must be approachable, quietly standing its ground and showing confidence and willingness to meet overtures without itself making them”.
That's a great description of an ideal German Shepherd.
When you're talking German Shepherd Dog maturity there are many factors involved.� Bone freeze occurs around 11 months.� There will be no more "growth" after that, but they will "fill out" until the age of 2 and some, beyond that.� In our experience, when they are 3, German Shepherd Dogs are� mature mentally and should be considered an Adult.
Black German Shepherds
The black German shepherd is one of the many different coat colors and patterns that are associated with the German shepherd breed. The black German shepherd is not a separate dog breed from the German shepherd breed like the white German shepherd which is recognized as a separate dog breed by some kennel clubs.
The black coat of the German shepherd is the result of genes passed down to the pup by the parents.
There are some distinct variations between the Black German Shepherd and the standard German Shepherd. The Black German Shepherd has retained its more traditional look of the breed. The Black German Shepherd has a much straighter back. It also does not "cringe", an appearance common to regular German Shepherds. The coat has many variations and can be long or short with a flowing mane, feathering and skirting.
Black German Shepherds have very pleasant temperaments and are very loyal, watchful and self-assured dogs. They very rarely ever back down. These dogs are very trainable and their training should begin when they are very young. The only health problem you must be aware of in a Black German Shepherd is hip and elbow dysplasia. Preventative measures should be taken early on. The Black German Shepherd makes a great family pet, but might be a bit strong for small children.
German Shepherd Breeders
Locate top quality German Shepherd Breeders at GSDsite.com
How to find a responsible German Shepherd Breeder:
Responsible German Shepherd Breeders don't sell their puppies to the first person who shows up with cash in hand. Too often, unsuspecting people buy puppies from puppy mills, or sometimes neighbors who breed their dog to make a little money or simply because they have a dog "with papers." Too often, the result is puppies in poor health or with temperament problems that may not be discovered right away.
A German Shepherd Dog who has genetic health problems due to poor breeding practices or who develops significant behavior problems due to a lack of early socialization can cost thousands of dollars to treat—and result in grief and heartache as well.
The last place on earth that I would look for a German Shepherd Puppy is in a pet store. Any breeder that is forced to sell his puppies to a pet store has no credibility. This only indicates he has no reputation as a breeder and nowhere else to sell his dogs. The majority of the dogs that end up in pet stores come from puppy mills. Puppy mills are a legitimate (despicable) business in many states and countries.
You are definitely at the right site to begin with. Don’t feel that you have to buy a German Shepherd within a couple of miles from your home when you are able to get all the information that you need from GSDsite.com
All we are is German Shepherds!
Always do your Homework!
Use the contact form below the Breeders Ad that interests you and ask questions.
You should do a lot of homework before choosing a German Shepherd Puppy� Breeder.
Make sure that they offer a dog health guarantee.
Free/Lost/Found/Stolen/Missing German Shepherds Dogs
Owner devastated, Please help locate our missing German Shepherd Dog. We have posted a description of our faithful family member.
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Please note: You are permitted to charge a reasonable Re-homing Fee.
I would like to share the following with you but please keep in mind it is only my opinion.
Regarding missing, lost or stolen German Shepherds: I do not recommend offering a reward for returning a loved one that belongs to you. Placing a flyer showing that Your German Shepherd was stolen should be sufficient. If someone contacts you and demands a reward then you should get as much contact information from the Individual as possible. It is illegal in the USA and probably in other Countries for demanding a reward to take place. Call the Police and give them the Contact Information that you have obtained and let them retrieve you’re your Loyal Companion.
This is only my opinion - Please use your judgement.
Ocassionaly an Owner has a need to depart with their German Shepherd Dog or Puppy. This is usually caused by a move or a new baby in the family. More often than not they will offer their German Shepherd Dog Free or their German Shepherd Puppy Free.
K-9 German Shepherds
The majority of major police departments in large urban centers include a K9 unit which has specific tasks. These tasks are related to search and rescue, seizure, and other various duties assigned by their branch. The relationship between a police dog and his or her handler requires a closeness and ability to communicate and work together well as a team. A judicious obedience to hand-signals, voice commands, and pre-meditated training procedures is required from the dog. This is complemented by an equal amount of respect, patience, and diligence from the handler.K-9 German Shepherds are also considered Service Dogs.
German Shepherd Obedience Trainers
German Shepherds grow to be big, strong dogs who can be fairly stubborn and will display dominance if allowed to get away with it. They require a firm, consistent and always fair leader to guide them and set them up for success.
German Shepherd training provides the ideal constructive outlet for all of your GSD's energy and focus. German Shepherd Dog training establishes the boundaries which will help your dog to be a reliable and well respected member of society.
German Shepherd Rescue
German Shepherd Dog Rescue
You can list German Shepherd Rescue Dog Groups on GSDsite at no charge and you can place a free Pay Pal Button for Donations (Non Profit Rescue Groups only).
Adopt A German Shepherd and you will never be disappointed. German Shepherds are extremely social and loyal. German Shepherd Rescue groups are located all over the world.
Please keep in mind that German Shepherd Rescue Groups consist of Volunteers. They work extremely hard and really need donations to help them with their difficult tasks.�
If you see a Pay Pal Button and you are able to afford a donation to your local German Shepherd Dog Group then Please donate. They really do need your help.
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Sable and other Color German Shepherds
Bi-color German Shepherds are often defined as being predominantly black Bi-color German Shepherds, Sable German Shepherds, Panda German Shepherds, Blue German Shepherds, Liver German Shepherds, Blue/ and Liver German Shepherds, Black German Shepherds, Tri-Color Panda German Shepherd, Solid Liver German Shepherds, Liver and Tan German Shepherds with markings on the bottoms of their legs, and sometimes above their eyes and around their muzzles.
Trained German Shepherds
Trained German Shepherd dogs have a significantly higher value than puppies. They are a wonderful asset to people who are not able to put in the time necessary to train a dog or raise a puppy.
Hundreds of training hours are needed before a dog can pass the stringent requirements of a training degree. They require obedience training and training should be ongoing and consistent. Trained German Shepherds can be used for protection, service dogs, schutzhund, IPO, and K9 German Shepherds.
Young Adult German Shepherds
Many people say at 2 years is considered to be Adult GSD and fully mature at 3+ years old. Some people say the fear period as puppy GSD ends at 18 Months of age, meaning he is qualify to be as self-confident GSD like an adult dog.
When you're talking maturity there are many factors involved. Bone freeze occurs around 11 months. There will be no more "growth" after that, but they will "fill out" until the age of 2 and some, beyond that. It has been my experience, when they are 3, they are mature mentally.
Dogs will consider puppies as just that until about the age of 6 months, then all bets are off. This is when you may start to see aggression from an older dog toward the youngster. Sometimes, it will be just to put them in their place, but it can lead to injury and even death.
Physically, 2...mentally 3...to another dog, 6 months