German Shepherd Puppies For Sale
First recognized as a breed in 1899, German Shepherd dogs were originally bred as a working dog, meant to herd and guard sheep. Today, the German Shepherd is highly prized as a guard dog and as a valuable asset to police and military installations around the world. It has a keen sense of smell, making it a very good drug or bomb-sniffing dog. It is extremely loyal to its owner, and will attack fearlessly upon command. It's often used, for example, to hold suspects by police or to be trained for scout duty by the military. Once on task with something, it's not easily distracted.
It also makes an excellent guard dog, and because of its keen intelligence, size, strength and protective nature, German Shepherd puppies can be a wonderful addition to families, including those with small children, as long as they are properly trained. German Shepherd puppies are consistently one of the most popular breeds of dogs today chosen as family pets.
Why are German Shepherd puppies a good choice
when you're selecting a pet for your family?
They're very intelligent
German Shepherd dogs were originally bred for their intelligence, and this continues to be one of their most notable and desired traits. These dogs are known as "quick studies" that can learn simple tasks after being shown what to do just a few times, and are very obedient to those they know and love. Because they can learn so quickly and don't distract easily once they're on task, they make very good service dogs for owners who need special help, and good guard dogs for families who want some extra protection.
They are loyal, eager to please, and want to have a defined purpose
German Shepherd dogs can be fierce indeed if protecting family or other loved ones, but a puppy or dog who has been properly trained is loyal and loving to those he or she knows and is not more aggressive than other dogs unless directed to be so. They want to learn and are eager to please and to have something to "do." Again, because of that, they make excellent "service" dogs for the military and other establishments that need canine assistants. They also make excellent family pets, as long as they are raised with a firm hand and follow a training regimen with guidelines and positive, rewardbased reinforcement of desired behaviors.
They are self-assured
This breed of dog is definitely "self-assured." Not shy or skittish, German Shepherds can possess a calm but vigilant demeanor when trained properly. They're not particularly friendly with strangers, and can become territorial and overprotective of loved ones if they haven't been socialized properly when young.
They are athletic and muscular, making them very good family guard dogs
Most German Shepherd dogs are large, weighing between about 50 to 90 pounds, with a height of between 22 and 26 inches at the withers. They have long, finely shaped "dome" foreheads, squared muzzles, and black noses that give them a distinctive appearance. However, perhaps what you notice most about German shepherds are the eyes. Those eyes are intelligent, quick, confident, and acutely focused on everything that's going on around them; one could say that "they don't miss a thing."
They can be very obedient to their owners
Their large size, athletic build, muscularity, and fearlessness give them the capacity to attack if they must, but their intelligence also makes them very obedient as long as they are trained properly.
They're attractive to look at
The coat is thick and is actually a double coat, consisting of the outer coat that is shed all year round, and then a dense, thick undercoat for warmth. These dogs can be a variety of colors, but most common are the "all-black" mask and black body markings, with the basic coat shade a tan color. The body markings are generally in a saddle or blanket pattern across the back and sides. (See the subsequent article for information on the White German Shepherd.) Another word that describes the German Shepherd is "powerful." Although a big dog, it is lean and muscular, with a wide chest and long ribs for a streamlined appearance. Its finely shaped head and long, strong jaw are also striking. The tail is wide and bushy, curving gracefully downward when at rest, and just as gracefully upward when excited or happy.
They tend to be hardy, healthy dogs with a relatively long lifespan
German Shepherd dogs are very hardy dogs, although they can suffer from certain breed-related problems. Perhaps most notable about the German Shepherd is that because this is such a stoic dog, health problems can go unnoticed for quite some time; owners are well advised to keep an eye on their pets and notice any small behavioral changes, such as a drop in appetite or a depressed mood, that could indicate illness before physical symptoms appear.
They live an average of 12 years with good care, which is quite long-lived among the larger breeds. Hip and elbow dysplasia is common with German shepherds, which can cause these dogs significant pain. They're also prone to abdominal bloating and other digestive difficulties (as are most large dogs), and are more likely than some other breeds to suffer from something called von Willebrand disease, a bleeding disorder. They're prone to ear infections, and may also suffer from allergies or hypothyroidism. Regular veterinary care is an absolute must for German shepherds, even though their stoic temperament and hardy nature may suggest otherwise.
There are some considerations that may make German Shepherd puppies a less-than-perfect choice for you or your family. These dogs need lots of attention and activity and will need plenty of exercise. You should not consider a German Shepherd puppy if you intend to leave the dog alone frequently or won't be able to give it the activity it needs. German shepherds crave attention, affection, and something to "do," and they don't do well in situations where they'll simply sit alone for long periods of time. However, because of their intelligence, trainability, and loyalty, they do make good Seeing Eye and other service dogs, as long as the owner is always there to provide a firm hand and plenty of attention, direction and affection.
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Finest German imports for home protection, companion, competition, pet or police (patrol and/or detection). We customize selection and training for your personality, family, lifestyle, business and specific needs. Pups, young adults, top titled and completely trained dogs immediately available! We have won numerous Schutzhund National Championships; we have represented the U.S.A. on 3 world cup teams (1990 Belgium, 1996 Finland and 1997 Switzerland) and we have had the most titled Schutzhund Dog in the country. We don't just talk Schutzhund; we live it and love it for 27 years! Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Available Now - West German puppies & young adults!! Puppies are from AKC, hip certified parents. We offer stud service from our multiple German Imported Studs. We ship worldwide, credit cards accepted. Perris, California
Excellent tempers, attitudes and socialization skills make our German Shepherds versatile and able to be your best family dog ever or an awesome guard dog you can entrust with your family. Liberty, Texas
Puppies for sale! Stud Service! Breeding World Class German shepherds for family companion, show, schutzhund, AKC obedience, Agility for 15 years. Puppies - black and red, top pedigrees, AKC registered and health guaranteed. Fremont, California
I breed the large boned, sweet and gentle black and red puppies.These are top quality and fully guaranteed, including personality. My pups have excellent longevity health and good hips. Mountain Center, California
$600 - Bred for health, temperament & intelligence. Shots & worming. Finest dogs available. We-Aim-To-Please. Great with kids & toddlers. Shipping Available. Also has White German Shepherd. Auberry , California / Bandon, Oregon
Our outstanding puppies available April 26th. 1M & 3F. Born March 1st. Strong temperament, super trainability, rich in color, exceptional pedigrees for show, work, or pet home raised and socialized shots/de-worming up-to-date Fremont, California
Excellent quality german shepherd black & red puppies 10 weeks old. European bloodlines, dewormed and 1st shots. AKC registered with pedigree. 2 males and 2 females. call (209) 451-9787 Tracy, California
Puppies Available Now! We personally travel to Germany to select the finest! Importers of five USA Siegers in the last 6 years. Strong breeding program. All dogs are healthy, tested, trained, and loved. Informative website! Fairburn, Georgia
Low to medium drive German Shepherds with Health Guarantee. We breed the large old fashion German Shepherds that have a straight back, no steep angle of the backs. They are NOT show dogs. We breed all colors and coats. Please visit our Facebook page and talk to the happy customers. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paradise-Creek-German-Shepherds/315114503026 Ellerbe, North Carolina
Imported German & American Lines. Large boned, oversize, real black/red's, traditional colors, & long/short coats. Calm temperaments. All pups vet checked & come with written warranty. Parents on premises. Puppies usually available. Bridgeton, New Jersey
Breeders of many Champions, Futurity & Maturity Winners, Selects, Working, Herding & Tracking Titled Dogs. Most important we breed for the total dog. The companion dog that will fit into your life style. Temperament, Health & Trainability are first & foremost in our breeding program. Our puppies are loved & pampered & born & raised in a nursery in our home, not in a kennel. Stewartsville, New Jersey
Strives to maintain the highest standard. Outstanding quality puppies with excellent temperaments. Handled from birth & receive plenty of TLC. Kid tested & mother approved. Show & pet quality. Health guarantee. Please e-mail. Troy, Pennsylvania
Large, AKC, European German Shepherds that are bred for temperament, intelligence & health. Our dogs have very good dispositions, excellent proportions, physical stamina, good looks, & home protection instincts. They're raised in our home (not in a kennel) around children & cats. They're fed a highly nutritious, natural diet. This helps to insure a superior Shepherd in body, mind & temperament. firstname.lastname@example.org Windber, Pennsylvania
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