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Hilda the  German Shepherd

Hilda (ID 418461)

Hilda is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 16, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

"My name is Hilda and I'm a smart, playful and loving little girl. I love romping with my litter mates, snuggling with the children and learning... [read more]

$1,675.00

Azura the  German Shepherd

Azura (ID 410852)

Azura is a female sable German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 5, 2015, so she's 13 weeks old now.

“My name is Azura. You could say action is my middle name and loving is my game. I love long walks on the beach and don’t mind staying up all... [read more]

$1,775.00

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Reta the  German Shepherd

Reta (ID 415199)

Reta is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on March 31, 2015, so she's 13 weeks old now.

"Hi! My name is Reta! I am a very sweet and loving girl! I am ready to go everywhere with you! I need you to teach me everything you can and I... [read more]

$1,825.00

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Blair the  German Shepherd

Blair (ID 408098)

Blair is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 4, 2015, so she's 13 weeks old now.

"Hello! My name is Blair! I am so cute with my shinny black coat and dark red markings. I also have a little white on my chest. I will make you so... [read more]

$1,850.00

Diamond the  German Shepherd

Diamond (ID 408733)

Diamond is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 9, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

Diamond is not like finding one is the rough, she shines! What a striking baby, don't you think? I know she is just what you are looking for in... [read more]

$1,850.00

Dolly the  German Shepherd

Dolly (ID 408734)

Dolly is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 9, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Dolly and I think I am the cutest puppy. I can’t wait to meet my new family. We are going to have so much fun together. We’re... [read more]

$1,850.00

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Rosey the  German Shepherd

Rosey (ID 410759)

Rosey is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 21, 2015, so she's 10 weeks old now.

"Rawr, my name is Rosey and I'm a cute little monster! I love to stomp around with my big puppy feet and chase things! My favorite thing to do is... [read more]

$1,850.00

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Raine the  German Shepherd

Raine (ID 410816)

Raine is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 21, 2015, so she's 10 weeks old now.

“Hey, wait up! Take a look at me, I promise I'll fulfill your every need! My current family tells me I will soon be ready to meet my new family.... [read more]

$1,850.00

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Kay the  German Shepherd

Kay (ID 417654)

Kay is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 23, 2015, so she's 10 weeks old now.

"My name is Kay! Am I not the cutest puppy you've ever seen? That's what everyone keeps telling me. And not only am I cute, but I have a great... [read more]

$1,875.00

Coco the  German Shepherd

Coco (ID 408237)

Coco is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 4, 2015, so she's 13 weeks old now.

“Well, hello there! My name is Coco. I love to lay outside and grab some of that morning sunshine; it's exactly what I need to jump start my... [read more]

$1,895.00

Elsa the  German Shepherd

Elsa (ID 394228)

Elsa is a female white with cream German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on November 17, 2014, so she's 32 weeks old now.

Elsa is a playful explorer. Her parents are both white, well-bred, and protective. They come from German working lines, with champions in their... [read more]

$1,950.00

Ivory the  German Shepherd

Ivory (ID 394233)

Ivory is a female white with cream German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on November 17, 2014, so she's 32 weeks old now.

Ivory is a sweet, calm girl, who loves to pose. Her parents are both white, well-bred, intelligent, and protective. They come from German working... [read more]

$1,950.00

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Milly the  German Shepherd

Milly (ID 404036)

Milly is a female white German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on January 24, 2015, so she's 23 weeks old now.

Millie is an adorable active little girl. Her mom has a wonderful disposition, coming from German working lines. Millie's dad is well-bred,... [read more]

$1,950.00

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Tux the  German Shepherd

Tux (ID 404473)

Tux is a male sable German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on February 15, 2015, so he's 20 weeks old now.

"Hi my name is Tux! I am such a wonderful boy I love kisses and hugs! My favorite thing to do is follow you everywhere! I will play ball and tug!... [read more]

$1,950.00

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Ada the  German Shepherd

Ada (ID 412777)

Ada is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on January 17, 2015, so she's 24 weeks old now.

Ada is a gorgeous black and red female.When she is out walking, she catches the eye of people that know quality. She is up to date on her... [read more]

$1,950.00

Hannah the  German Shepherd

Hannah (ID 417007)

Hannah is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 16, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

Hannah is fun, social and very smart. There is Sch3 in her bloodlines, her Grandpa, so she should be a very quick learner. She loves to play with... [read more]

$1,950.00

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Katie the  German Shepherd

Katie (ID 417655)

Katie is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 23, 2015, so she's 10 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm Katie! It's very nice to meet you. I'm a very outgoing puppy and I'm looking for a family where I would fit in! If you think you could be... [read more]

$1,950.00

Mack (I May Be Going Home Soon!) the  German Shepherd

Reserved - Going home soon...Mack (I May Be Going Home Soon!) (ID 418134)

Mack is a male black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on April 30, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

This is Mack. He is ready to come home and be your best friend. As soon as you walk in the door he’ll be right there to greet you with his... [read more]

"Pennsylvania, here I come!"

Cassidy the  German Shepherd

Cassidy (ID 418137)

Cassidy is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 30, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

“Well, hello there! My name is Cassidy, and it’s a pleasure to meet you. I am looking for the perfect family for me. I love being the center... [read more]

$1,995.00

Clara the  German Shepherd

Clara (ID 418140)

Clara is a female black & cream German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 30, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

“Hi there; my name is Clara. I am silly and sweet as can be, and I am sure that I will make that perfect addition to your loving family. My... [read more]

$1,995.00

Dora the  German Shepherd

Dora (ID 418145)

Dora is a female black & cream German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 30, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

“I bet that you’ve never seen a big personality. puppy like me! I’m just that cute! My name is Dora and playing is my game. I can’t wait... [read more]

$1,995.00

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Bebe the  German Shepherd

Bebe (ID 408089)

Bebe is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 4, 2015, so she's 13 weeks old now.

"Hello! My name is Bebe! My grandparents are champion lined. I am the devoted and faithful friend you have been looking for. I will be committed... [read more]

$2,050.00

Sissi the  German Shepherd

Sissi (ID 413698)

Sissi is a female white German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 11, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

Sissi is one of our precious female puppies! She has the most beautiful personality and is a little bundle of joy. She loves to run and play in... [read more]

$2,050.00

Iris the  German Shepherd

Iris (ID 413700)

Iris is a female white German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 11, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

Iris is one of our sweet and adorable female puppies! She loves to lounge around with her mommy during nap time, play in the yard with all of her... [read more]

$2,050.00

Juliane the  German Shepherd

Juliane (ID 413707)

Juliane is a female white German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 11, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

Juliane is one of our female puppies and she is a keeper! She is as cute as she can be and has the most wonderful personality. She is a little... [read more]

$2,050.00

Lulu the  German Shepherd

Lulu (ID 413715)

Lulu is a female white German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 11, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

Lulu is the sweetheart of our female puppies! This little girl loves to be loved on and held by all puppy lovers alike! She loves to play with her... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Hahnz the  German Shepherd

Hahnz (ID 413975)

Hahnz is a male sable German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on May 6, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

"I am a good looking and friendly guy! I will follow you anywhere, but I love to be cuddled and have my belly rubbed. I promise to be your best... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Willa the  German Shepherd

Willa (ID 413991)

Willa is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 6, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm Willa. Cute and cuddly-that I am. You can cuddle me and rub my belly, I love it. I am frisky and want to be with you whenever possible. I... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Ika the  German Shepherd

Ika (ID 414537)

Ika is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 6, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Ika. I'm so fluffy and soft. I love being held and cuddled. I can hardly wait to go to my forever home-that is you-right? I'm a... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Heidi (Going Home Soon!) the  German Shepherd

Reserved - Going home soon...Heidi (Going Home Soon!) (ID 414542)

Heidi is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 6, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm Heidi. Just look at me, so cute and fluffy. I am looking for a forever home that will love and cuddle me and give me lots of kisses and... [read more]

Going to Idaho!

April the  German Shepherd

April (ID 414962)

April is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 5, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm April. I'm a very friendly, responsive and playful little girl. I love to learn and I can't wait to learn some new tricks. Oh and I can't... [read more]

$2,050.00

Rosie the  German Shepherd

Rosie (ID 414963)

Rosie is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 5, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

"Hey, wait up! I promise I will fulfill your every need, and never leave your side. I am a great friendly and playful little girl. When you need a... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Trinka the  German Shepherd

Trinka (ID 416183)

Trinka is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 6, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Trinka. I am a friendly girl and I am from German decent and have the great qualities of my ancestors. I love to be cuddled and... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Abbie the  German Shepherd

Abbie (ID 416186)

Abbie is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 6, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm Abbie. If you're looking for the best looking girl around, that is me. I am from German decent and have beautiful markings. I love to... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Riker the  German Shepherd

Riker (ID 417018)

Riker is a male black & red German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on June 4, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

Meet Riker! He has been bred for health and temperament. He is socialized, good with children and will be a loyal dedicated family member. His... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Zoey the  German Shepherd

Zoey (ID 417020)

Zoey is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on June 4, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Zoey has been bred for health and temperament. She is socialized, good with children and will be a loyal dedicated family member. Her mother and... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Taylor the  German Shepherd

Taylor (ID 417021)

Taylor is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on June 4, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Taylor has been bred for health and temperament. She is socialized, good with children and will be a loyal dedicated family member. Her mother and... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Kaylen the  German Shepherd

Kaylen (ID 417658)

Kaylen is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 23, 2015, so she's 10 weeks old now.

“Are you looking for the best puppy ever? Well, you found me! My name is Kaylen and I am the best! How do I know? Well, just look at me.... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Zelda the  German Shepherd

Zelda (ID 418121)

Zelda is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on June 4, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Zelda has been bred for health and temperament. She is socialized, good with children and will be a loyal dedicated family member. Her mother and... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Ariel the  German Shepherd

Ariel (ID 415208)

Ariel is a female sable German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 11, 2015, so she's 7 weeks old now.

This cute puppy is from top bloodlines that include East German dogs that are known for producing large boned dogs. She can run and work, but... [read more]

$2,095.00

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Aspen the  German Shepherd

Aspen (ID 415211)

Aspen is a male sable German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on May 11, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

This robust puppy is from top bloodlines that include East German dogs that are known for producing large boned dogs. His dad is in training for... [read more]

$2,095.00

Ruby the  German Shepherd

Ruby (ID 416976)

Ruby is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 16, 2015, so she's 7 weeks old now.

Ruby is a bright, little lady. She's active and full of energy. She never says no to playtime and is always trying to catch your attention with... [read more]

$2,095.00

Jane the  German Shepherd

Jane (ID 417996)

Jane is a female sable German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 16, 2015, so she's 7 weeks old now.

Looking for friend, or a playmate for the family? Here's the puppy you have been looking for. If you what to cuddle, she is very soft to the... [read more]

$2,095.00

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Penney the  German Shepherd

Penney (ID 408132)

Penney is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on March 21, 2015, so she's 15 weeks old now.

Penney is a sweet, adorable little girl. Her mother is a large black and red Shepherd who is intelligent and protective. Her father is a huge... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Sendra the  German Shepherd

Sendra (ID 408135)

Sendra is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on March 21, 2015, so she's 15 weeks old now.

Sendra is a beautiful, playful little girl. Her mother is a large black and red Shepherd who is intelligent and protective. Sendra's father is a... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Porter the  German Shepherd

Porter (ID 408151)

Porter is a male black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on March 21, 2015, so he's 15 weeks old now.

Porter is a calm, majestic looking little boy. His mother is a large intelligent, protective black and red Shepherd. Porter's father is a huge... [read more]

$2,150.00

Dandy the  German Shepherd

Dandy (ID 408926)

Dandy is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 19, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

Stop right there, and look no further! Dandy is the one you have been looking for. She will win your heart with her first puppy kiss. Dandy is the... [read more]

$2,150.00

Schatzi the  German Shepherd

Schatzi (ID 408930)

Schatzi is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 19, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

This cutie is Schatzi! She’s just a doll. Her coat is soft to the touch. Just one look into those eyes and you’ll be in love. Schatzi loves to... [read more]

$2,150.00

Dutchess the  German Shepherd

Dutchess (ID 408954)

Dutchess is a female black & red German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 19, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

Dutchess is a very sweet baby girl that is very outgoing and loves everyone she meets. She is a very playful little girl, but she also likes to... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Brunhilde the  German Shepherd

Brunhilde (ID 411353)

Brunhilde is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 15, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

She is a precious, perfect puppy! Meet Brunhilde. She is the lifelong companion you’ve been looking for. She loves to be held and spoiled. When... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Fritzee the  German Shepherd

Fritzee (ID 411994)

Fritzee is a female sable German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 29, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm Fritzee, and I love to play! Everyone always tells me how beautiful I am! I always get really happy and excited when you’re ready to... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Rhine the  German Shepherd

Rhine (ID 412052)

Rhine is a male sable German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on April 29, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Hello there! Meet Rhine! He is the center of our world and center of all the attention everywhere he goes. Rhine is eagerly waiting to go home to... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Heinz the  German Shepherd

Heinz (ID 412240)

Heinz is a female bi-color German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 29, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, just take a look at little Heinz and you will agree. Heinz loves everyone she meets and loves to... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Fergie the Long Haired German Shepherd

Fergie (ID 413354)

Fergie is a female black & cream Long Haired German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on March 21, 2015, so she's 15 weeks old now.

Fergie is a gorgeous, long coated fluffy girl with a personality that will make you smile. Fergie is heavy boned and will be a big girl! Fergie... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Cassie the  German Shepherd

Cassie (ID 415542)

Cassie is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 21, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

Meet Cassie! Her name means "strong temptress" in German. She is from a top titled German show line sire, and Czech IPO3 protection working line... [read more]

$2,150.00

Cookie the  German Shepherd

Cookie (ID 418246)

Cookie is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on May 16, 2015, so she's 7 weeks old now.

Want a puppy that will melt your heart? This one will! Cookie loves to play and when she cuddles in your lap, you'll fall in love. She has very... [read more]

$2,150.00

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Sebastian the  German Shepherd

Sebastian (ID 414630)

Sebastian is a male black & red German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on April 29, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

"Hi, My name is Sebastian. I am a very sweet boy. I love ball play and tug. I love to play and cuddle equally. My grandma says I'm the thinker in... [read more]

$2,250.00

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Zorn the  German Shepherd

Zorn (ID 414654)

Zorn is a male black & red German Shepherd puppy.

He was born on April 29, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm Zorn. I'm the big guy in my litter. I love to play and romp around the house with my aunts and uncles and grandma says I'm a charmer. My... [read more]

$2,250.00

Precious Jewel the  German Shepherd

Precious Jewel (ID 415029)

Precious Jewel is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on March 28, 2015, so she's 14 weeks old now.

"Hi, I am Precious Jewel. I am an energetic, happy and healthy puppy looking for a loving family. I love to explore my environment. Nevertheless,... [read more]

$2,250.00

Pandora the  German Shepherd

Pandora (ID 415466)

Pandora is a female black & tan German Shepherd puppy.

She was born on April 13, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

“Hello, my name is Pandora! I am the devoted and faithful friend you have been looking for. I will be committed to making you happy every second... [read more]

$2,250.00

Reputable German Shepherd Breeders

Our German Shepherd breeders strive to breed championship-line puppies who will enrich the lives of their new families. We work with German Shepherd breeders whose goal is to breed healthy German Shepherd and to better the breed. The listed puppies are carefully selected by our German Shepherd breeders; they breed to produce German Shepherd puppies with exceptional conformation and disposition - family pets for loving homes.

Welcome

Thank you for checking out our network of German Shepherd breeders and their lovable German Shepherd puppies. German Shepherds are usually seen as guide dogs because of their courageous, strong, and obedient nature. You would also often see them as police dogs and service dogs of K-9 units. As scary as they may seem, they’re ideal pets as their devotion and courage are one of a kind. Wouldn’t you want to raise German shepherd puppies yourselves and experience the love and friendship they provide? Check out all the details inside about the German Shepherd breeders so you can choose one that’ll be the part of your home.


Find German Shepherd Puppies for Sale

Are you looking for the perfect German Shepherd for sale who will be the newest addition to your family? You may understand that the search won’t be easy as it may seem. Looking for the German Shepherd puppies for sale that will be the perfect fit is easier if you get help during the search. We can do that for you. We can help you find German Shepherd puppies. Your convenience and happiness is our priority. You’ll find information about German Shepherds that’ll be there to help you realize that this breed is indeed the one for you after all.


Breed Summary

It’s important that you become familiar with German Shepherd dog breed information such as its temperament, personality and attitude. Upon seeing this breed, you’ll immediately notice that it’s an agile, strong and a well-muscled animal. German Shepherds are known for their loyalty, tenacity, intelligence and focus. They don’t need a lot of exercise, but love joining activities such as swimming, running, picnicking, hiking and the like. German Shepherd characteristics also include intelligence and endless energy. They are protective dogs, hence making them ideal as police dogs and guard dogs, but still friendly and loyal to their families.


Perfect Matched Breed

You made the perfect choice of adopting a German Shepherd puppy. Don’t worry, we’re going to guide you through the entire German Shepherd adoption process. We have matched German Shepherd puppies before and they ended up a success, and we’ll be more than glad to do it again. The German Shepherd adoption is an easy process. We made it that way because we want you to experience for yourself that you’re meant to be together. We’re excited to see you welcome the puppy as a part of your family. To find out more about the process, check out our happy puppy placement.


Facts - Overview

One of the most well-known breeds of dogs is the German Shepherd. Also known as the Alsatian or the GSD, the German Shepherd dog breed is known for being smart and capable, with an unmatched courage and devotion. German Shepherd dogs are versatile; they also excel at whatever they are involved in, whether it be police and military service, search and rescue, competitive obedience, herding, assistance and guide for the handicapped.

German Shepherds have bodies that are very strong and well-proportioned. They have this light and solid bone structure, and a slightly elongated body. They have this muscular stance that makes people think that they are these vicious creatures, when in reality, they can be sweet and cuddly.

German Shepherds love the company of their families. They are loyal to them and will do anything to defend and serve them. They have this protective instinct and guard their families against strangers, but will only bark when they think it’s really necessary.

This breed of dogs loves physical activity that’s mixed with an exercise of some kind. They love a good challenge, and will appreciate time spent together through daily walks or ball chasing. They would love it if you spend time with them, and this quality time will help develop them into becoming a sweeter and more affectionate member of the family.

You don’t need to do a lot to maintain their thick coat. They don’t require everyday baths; all they want is for you to comb their hair regularly to prevent clumps and too much shedding.

With the right amount of assistance and exposure, a German Shepherd can be trusted with toddlers or small children. He’s protective of them, but still exudes a gentle demeanor. With proper training and instructions, he can also live peacefully with your other dogs or pets.


Facts - Personality

German Shepherds are loved for their pleasing personalities. There’s no doubt as to the reason that people prefer to have the German Shepherd – they have a lot of qualities that a pet owner would appreciate.

Alert and protective

Most families require only a couple of warning barks, and an alert dog such as the German Shepherd will satisfy that need. This breed is protective of the family he lives in. With proper care, a German Shepherd will exhibit just enough aggressiveness to protect his family without being unpredictable to everyone that surrounds him.

Intelligent

German Shepherds are one of the most intelligent and most trainable breeds. They excel in different activities – they’re known to sniff drugs and strangers, and can identify gas leaks and underground mines. They’ve been used as guidance for the blind, in the military, and for search and rescue services.

Loyal

It’s a part of the German Shepherd personality to be loyal – the dog won’t think twice about sacrificing their lives for their human masters. They have this strong protective instinct and once the two of you become friends, it’s definitely going to be a lifelong friendship.

Obedient

Typical German Shepherd temperament includes obedience, which is why they can be easy to train. In fact, their obedience helps develop their cognitive abilities, and can go the extra mile for his loved ones. Trainings with regard to obedience also help them fight boredom and make them excited about what’s going to happen next.


Facts - Care

German Shepherds don’t need clipping or unusual grooming methods. They only need occasional baths; overbathing can irritate their skin because of oil depletion. Their ears and claws should be trimmed regularly.

Puppies wearing collars should preferably be given adjustable ones. A narrow collar may end up hurting his neck, and chain collars may be too heavy. Wide nylons are ideal as they are lightweight. He’ll scratch the collar at first, but soon, he’ll get used to it.

German Shepherd care further includes always having fresh water at all times. Like any other puppy, German shepherd puppies love to chew, so they should be given toys that are more durable due to their strong and powerful jaws.

Ideally, German Shepherd training must begin when the puppy is about 10 weeks old. Known for being an intelligent breed, German Shepherds can learn a lot of things even at a young age. Bear in mind that your tone of voice also matters in training. Talk to the puppy like a friend – this won’t spoil the dog but make him respect you instead.

For emergency cases involving the German Shepherd, stay calm, and if you can, administer first aid. If serious cases such as abdominal bloating plus restlessness and vomiting attempts, drowning, or poisoning take place, call the veterinarian immediately.


Facts - Grooming

German Shepherd grooming is surprisingly easy. It’s a breed that’s a “wash and wear” type, and doesn’t need a lot of maintenance compared to other breeds.

Appearance

German Shepherds are double-coated; they have this coarse and water-resistant outer coat and a wooly and heavy undercoat. This breed sheds heavily, especially in spring. Dog hair on furniture and fur clumps on their hair won’t be a problem so long as you comb their hair regularly; it can even serve as your bonding activity.

Now, when it comes to how to groom German Shepherd, all you need is to comb the hair for 15 minutes or even less as long as it’s done a couple of times a week. It won’t be hard to do as the dog tends to stand quietly and enjoy these combing sessions with you.

Size and Weight

Weight of males ranges between 30 to 40 kg, while the weight of females ranges between 22 to 32 kg. A German Shepherd will normally reach its physical maturity upon reaching 18 to 24 months.

You don’t have to worry a lot about your dog’s size and weight – so long as you feed them quality dog food and give them enough exercise, your German Shepherd will definitely reach his full potential.

Color

German Shepherds are versatile dogs, and you can see it in their appearance that can vary in coat length and color. German Shepherds come in colors such as black, blue, sable, liver and white, and combinations such as black & silver, black & cream, black & white and black & tan.

The dog’s outer coat must be as dense as possible, and composed of straight, hard and close lying hairs. Most popular colors are black, sable and black & tan. The dog’s final color will only be determined once the outer fur has developed. The color shouldn’t be a basis or reference to the dog’s health or fitness – a German Shepherd is a great dog regardless of the color.

Special Grooming Needs

As previously mentioned, German Shepherd dogs don’t need special German Shepherd grooming. They are naturally clean dogs despite the shedding.

The ears can also be checked weekly for signs of infection, irritation or wax build-up. Don’t use a cotton swab; it’s better to use a cotton ball with a solution approved by a veterinarian. Brush the dog’s teeth once a week to avoid bad breath and accumulation of tartar.


Facts - Health

The German Shepherd’s life expectancy is around 10 to 13 years. They are playful and active creatures so they should be allowed to run not only for their physical strength and mental condition but also for their immune system. However, they don’t need as much exercise compared to other large dogs – all they need are daily walks and strolls at the park.

German Shepherd health concerns are normal, but with proper monitoring of the dog’s diet, the dog can manage possible conditions such as hip dysplasia and arthritis.

Diet

German Shepherd nutrition principles are similar to any other healthy diet – it’s not just the volume, but the content of the food that matters. German Shepherd dogs require a diet that’s high in protein to support their muscle health, as well as fat for energy. The protein sources should preferably be animals rather than plants.

Vet Check-Ups

Your German Shepherd must have regular check-ups and monitoring so you’ll have an idea of the dog’s overall health. The trip can serve as quality time between you and your dog. Better yet, you’ll immediately see if there are any problems during its early stages, and does something about it before it gets serious and life-threatening.

A dog that’s properly bred, fed and loved will give you years of affection and love, and are less prone to health issues. As long as you provide enough (and the right kind of) food, adequate exercise and the love the dog deserves, your dog should do just fine.


Facts - History

Compared to today’s breeds, the German Shepherd breed is very young. The GSD, as its name suggests, originated in Germany during the late 1800s. It started through Captain Max Von Stephanitz who loved the qualities of his native German sheep-dog breeds such as strength, intelligence and ability. He first bought a dog named Hektor Linksrhein, and later on changed his name to Horand v Grafath. He together with Ernst Von Otto, Adolf Meyer, among others started the Verin_fur Deutsche Schaferhunder, and Horand v Grafath was the first German Shepherd.

Come the 19th century, dog breed fanciers started to modify the sheep dog breed that served as the modern GSD’s basis. Different attempts were made. Careful breeding was performed. Pedigrees were scrutinized, as the dogs themselves were, and von Stephanitz chose a dog that has a firm and proportionate body. This served as the foundation for the German Shepherd breed.

As years passed, the breed remained popular. Canine movie stars such as Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin were known during the 1920s, and in 1999, the breed’s anniversary was celebrated worldwide.


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