While commonly known to work with law enforcement, there isn’t a job this breed can’t do. The energetic, intelligent, protective, and devoted German Shepherd is nothing short of majestic. This breed works well with a family that has children or even single individuals looking for a companion.
Temperament: With a German Shepherd around, you will always feel safe. Being protective is in this breeds’ genes, and he will enjoy keeping you and your home safe. With that being said, don’t be afraid to bring strangers around. As long as you are accepting of who is in your home, your German Shepherd will gladly accept tons of belly rubs from them. Being working dogs, a German Shepherd needs to be stimulated not only physically, but mentally as well. Constantly learning new things is something this breed thoroughly enjoys. Destructive behavior will only occur if a German shepherd is left untrained or forced to be lazy. To avoid behaviors due to boredom, physical activity is highly recommended. Playing with other animals is a way to keep this destructiveness to a minimum. Getting along with other animals is usually never an issue, and this breed tends to be fond of cats. Socialization is always recommended when introducing your new German Shepherd into a home with other animals. These brilliant dogs are easily trained and do best with owners who are knowledgeable of the breed. Being experienced with this breed or willing to learn as much as possible, makes it more likely for the relationship between you and your German Shepherd to be maximized to its full potential.
Diet: The German Shepherd puppy needs to have a balanced diet. When you receive your puppy, typically around the 8-week mark, they should have been on solid foods for a few weeks. Try to find out the type of solid food it’s been eating prior to adoption. We recommend keeping the same eating schedule for the first few days. Keeping your pup’s diet consistent will help limit the stress and anxiety during this big change.
Origin: The German Shepherd originates from Germany and was bred to be a police and military dog. The end result created an intelligent, fearless, and loyal dog breed. Not much has changed, as these dogs are still used for multiple jobs, such as: therapy, police, and completing tours in the military.
Grooming: The German Shepherd is known to shed constantly, and even more so in spring and fall. Weekly bathes will be needed to get rid of the excess hair and keep the shedding under control. Brushing every other day will also help keep their coat looking clean. Aside from spring and fall, weekly brushes should be sufficient enough to take care of the German Shepherd’s coat.
Activity Level: This specific breed requires a high amount of activity. No less than an hour a day is what this dog needs. A job would also be beneficial for them, being that they are working dogs. Teaching your German Shepherd how to grab the newspaper, bring you the remote, and other fun things will help with the stimulation they need as well. Hikes, running, swimming, you name it and this dog will enjoy it with you.
At Temecula Puppies our German Shepherd puppies come from local breeders in Temecula California. We are committed to only using proven and trusted breeders and find delight in knowing that our puppies come from loving homes. Temecula Puppies provide German Shepherd puppies completely healthy, happy, and ready for a new home.
At Temecula Puppies, our English Bulldog puppies come with their first set of vaccines, deworming, and health checks. Our breeders are required to have regular vet records on the breeding parents and puppies. Every puppy has a vet exam within the first week after adoption.