• Dog Fear Periods

    Dog Fear Periods – When Tough Canines Become Scaredy Cats

    Felines aren’t the only one to get skittish and scared. Even tough dogs can experience fear. In fact, all dogs go through stages in their development called fear periods. During these periods, a puppy will become suddenly become more frightened of its surroundings including people, places and things. But don’t worry, this is a normal part of a puppy’s development. This article will give you quick tips for getting them through this tough time! What Are Dog Fear Periods? Dog fear periods are a normal stage in a puppy’s growth when they suddenly experience fear at a heightened level. During this time, they are much more sensitive and in tune…

  • National German Shepherd Day

    National German Shepherd Day – 7 Fun Ways To Celebrate

    These days there is a National Day for just about everything. And German Shepherds are no exception. GSD owners are crazy about their dogs and National German Shepherd Day gives them another excuse to celebrate and spoil their pooch! So, when exactly is this day and why was it started? This article tells you why this day is so special and 7 fun ways to celebrate it with your furry friend! What Is National German Shepherd Day? National German Shepherd Day is a holiday celebrated on May 10th of every year to honor one of the most popular and esteemed dog breeds in history. According to their official page, the…

  • Best Dog Beds For German Shepherds
    Product Reviews

    6 Best Dog Beds For German Shepherds – Owner Approved

    German Shepherds are a highly active dog breed. So, a good night’s rest is important for their overall health. However, they also like to bite and chew so a good durable yet comfy dog bed is key. Most GSD owners can tell you, that most beds on the market will simply become chew toys. So, unless you want stuffing strewn all over your house, you need something tough and long-lasting for your pooch! We have put together this list of the best dog beds for German Shepherds period! We researched forums like GermanShepherds.com to see what beds actual GSD owners use and swear by. 1. Best Elevated Dog Bed For…

  • German Shepherd Tail Types Positions Problems
    Health & Nutrition

    German Shepherd Tail Types – Positions & Problems Explained

    The German Shepherd’s signature sabre-like tail is just one of the many attributes that makes them so special and appealing. It is big, bushy, long and sometimes curly. But it is there for more than just looks. It helps them balance, move around, and communicate with other animals and people. You can tell a lot about a GSD just from the position of their tail. From the happy wag to the embarrassed tail between the legs, it is a great way to tell how your dog is feeling. So what are the different German Shepherd tail types and what do they all mean? German Shepherd Tail Types: Similar to German…

  • Why Do German Shepherds Tilt Their Head

    Why Do German Shepherds Tilt Their Head?

    There are very few things cuter than a German Shepherd giving you the puppy dog eyes or tilting its head to the side. They are pros at getting what they want and it is hard to resist those precious expressions. But what exactly are they saying with this particular body language? This little nuance can mean lots of different things. This article will break down this cute gesture and help to explain why it happens. So, why do German Shepherds tilt their head. German Shepherds tilt their head to listen better and to let us know they are paying attention. Most of the time it is simply a form of…

  • Long Haired German Shepherd

    Long Haired German Shepherd

    The Long Haired German Shepherd is a beautiful version of the traditional short-haired German Shepherd. Although extremely similar to the classic GSD, there are some slight differences that set them apart. Their long flowing hair can be seen as a positive or a negative depending on the situation. This article will take a look at subtleties between the original short coat and the less sought-after long coat version of the breed. What Is A Long Haired German Shepherd? The Long Haired German Shepherd is basically a fluffier version of the short haired GSD. Its hair is typically an inch or so longer than the short haired version. Referred to as…

  • Australian Shepherd Growth Stages
    Other Shepherd Breeds

    Australian Shepherd Growth Stages – Monthly Size & Weight With Pictures

    The Australian Shepherds path to maturity will be a whirlwind of biting, chewing, cuddling, snuggling, scratching, licking, jumping, and loving cuddles. While their lifespan is longer than some larger dog breeds, they still only live around 12-15 years. On their journey from puppy to adult, there will be several key Australian Shepherd growth stages with exciting milestones for owner and dog to look forward to. They will make their way through several different levels of development as they grow taller and get heavier month by month. Australian Shepherd Growth Stages: This complete guide will will walk you through all of the growing stages providing you details and neat tidbits from…

  • How Often Should You Bathe A German Shepherd
    Health & Nutrition

    How Often Should You Bathe A German Shepherd?

    Like most dogs, German Shepherds aren’t afraid to get down and dirty. But it just depends on each dog’s specific personality. Some dogs stay clean while others love to wallow in the mud on a rainy day. Unfortunately, a dirty GSD will start to stink without a nice bath to clean them up. But how often should you bathe a German Shepherd? You don’t want to bathe them too little or too much! Typically, a German Shepherd should be bathed every 3 months or quarter-yearly for the best results. Of course, this depends on different factors. Some dogs stay clean while others get much dirtier year-round. If your dog is…

  • German Shepherd Bloodlines

    German Shepherd Bloodlines – The Truth About Their Lineage

    There is a lot of history and lineage behind the extraordinary German Shepherd dog. Created back in 1889 by Max von Stephanitz, the GSD has come a long way since its inception. However, along the path to the modern-day version of the breed, there have been many twists and turns. Because of that, 5 separate German Shepherd bloodlines have been formed. Each one has its own unique physical attributes, temperament, and traits. This article will examine each bloodline closely covering the history and what makes each pedigree so special. American German Shepherd Bloodline: The American line is the Americanized version of the classic GSD from Germany. It is bred mainly…

  • Lick Sleeve Review
    Product Reviews

    Lick Sleeve Review – Dog Back Leg Protector

    The Lick Sleeve is an amazing product that prevents your dog from excessively licking its wound after an injury or surgery. It has gotten rave reviews from hundreds of customers due to its sleek design and functionality. It is a form fitting fit to size sleeve that eliminates the need for the dreaded “cone of shame” that you’ve probably seen on other dogs. During this product review, we take a look at the design, durability, and functionality of the Lick Sleeve dog back leg protector. Lick Sleeve Shipping and Packaging: The Lick Sleeve was shipped to us in a very timely fashion. It was double boxed to protect the beautiful…