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    Adopting A Retired Police Dog – Exclusive Interview With Mission K9

    Police dogs play an extremely important role in law enforcement. They are used to apprehend criminals, detect drugs or explosive, patrol areas, and search for survivors when tragedy strikes. These special canines are utilized all over the world because of their courage, perseverance, and loyalty to their handlers. Unfortunately many of them are injured in the line of duty or become to old or sick to continue working. This is where Mission K9 Rescue steps in to help. Bob Bryant, the co-founder, and his organization have been rescuing contract, military, and police dogs for close to ten years. They also help connect working dogs with their original handlers. We recently…

  • German Shepherd Commands In German
    Training

    17 German Shepherd Commands In German – Complete With Audio

    Welcome to our complete list of German Shepherd commands in German. Knowing these is essential for training your dog to be obedient. This list includes beginner, intermediate and advanced commands for your GSD. We will also provide audio files for most of the pronunciations in the German language! There are two main types of commands when training in obedience. You will be using hand signals and word commands. This article will only be addressing all of the verbal commands needed to train your dog. These are the most important and will teach your GSD how to behave properly. Without further ado, here is the list! Basic German Shepherd Commands In…

  • Russian German Shepherd Dog
    Other Shepherd Breeds

    7 Interesting Facts About The Russian German Shepherd

    The Russian German Shepherd or East European Shepherd is a beautiful and majestic dog. It has an imposing demeanor and will definitely make you look twice. This large specimen has a dense thick double coat of fur that is built for the cold European winters. Mostly similar to the traditional GSD, the Russian version does have a few differences. Here are some cool and interesting facts about the breed. 1. It Goes By Several Different Names The Russian German Shepherd goes by several different names. In the United States it is known as the East European Shepherd. This is because of its origin in Russia or Ukraine. The Russian Kynological…

  • Old German Shepherd Dog
    Other Shepherd Breeds

    5 Old German Shepherd Dog Facts That May Surprise You

    The Old German Shepherd dog is a traditional style herding dog that existed in Germany as far back as the 1800’s. Although similar to the modern-day GSD, there are some differences. This is mainly due to the fact that it was bred solely for the purpose of working with Shepherds to herd flocks of sheep. As opposed to performance or show line GSDs. Here are 7 cool facts about these old timers that may surprise you! 1. They Are Known In Europe As “Altdeutsche Schäferhunde” In the country of Europe, they are referred to as Altdeutsche Schäferhunde. In English, this translates to “Old German Shepherd.” At the time, this was…

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    Hairless German Shepherd Apollo – Exclusive Interview With His Owner

    It is very rare that a German Shepherd is born completely without hair. But back in 2019, two amazing GSDs showed up at the local shelter in NC totally hairless. At first the employees at the shelter thought the hair loss was simply the result of abandonment or neglect. But the story evolved and it turned out they were quite the anomaly. This is the story of those two amazing dogs including an interview with Tyler Poe, the owner of Apollo, the hairless German Shepherd. The Story Behind The Hairless German Shepherd Puppies: Although extremely rare in German Shepherds, Alopecia can cause a GSD to be born without hair. Such…

  • German Shepherd Brain
    General

    5 German Shepherd Brain Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

    The German Shepherd is known for its supreme intelligence and high trainability in the dog world. Therefore, there is a curiosity surrounding the German Shepherd brain and how it compares to other dog breeds and even humans. This article takes a look inside the mind of one of the smartest dog breeds in the world, giving you 5 amazing facts most dog lovers would love to know. 1. The German Shepherd’s Intelligence Equals A Human Child’s The German Shepherd is extremely intelligent and one of the smartest dog breeds in the world. In fact, their intelligence is equal to that of a 2.5 year old child. This is according to…

  • German Shepherd Mixed With Lab
    Other Shepherd Breeds

    German Shepherd Mixed With Lab – The Amazing German Sheprador

    The German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever are two of the most popular dogs on the planet. The GSD is known for its signature black and tan coat, supreme intelligence and loyalty to its owner. The Labrador Retriever is known for its affectionate, laid back and sweet countenance. Both large dog breeds are known for being great companion and family dogs. A German Shepherd mixed with Lab is the best of both worlds. This article will take a look at both breeds and why the combination makes such a great pet! German Shepherd Lab Mix Quick Stats: Breed Popularity: Semi-Popular Life Expectancy: 10 – 12 years Group: Herding/Sporting Height: 21.75 – 25.25 inches Weight: 52.5 –…

  • German Shepherd Bald Spots
    Health & Nutrition

    German Shepherd Bald Spots – 7 Major Causes

    The German Shepherd is known for its supreme intelligence, family friendly demeanor and extreme loyalty. But their physical attributes stand out as well. Who doesn’t love those big fluffy perky ears and their beautiful double coat of fur? But sometimes GSDs will develop bald spots or lose their hair. And often times the cause may not be immediately evident. It is good to know what may cause the balding so that you can get a jump on the diagnosis and treatment. What Causes German Shepherd Bald Spots? There are plenty of different reasons for bald spots on your German Shepherd. Usually there is an underlying cause that may not be…

  • How Much Does A German Shepherd Cost
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    How Much Does A German Shepherd Cost? Simple Price Chart

    Dogs are not cheap. And the German Shepherd is no exception to the rule. As a matter of fact, they will even cost more than your average small to medium size dog because their large size means more food and possibly more health issues. It is important to know all of the costs before you decide to purchase a GSD pup. This article will breakdown all of the associated costs of owning one of the most intelligent and popular dogs on the planet. The average German Shepherd puppy cost anywhere from $300 from an adoption center or shelter, to upwards of $4500 from a reputable breeder. This wide range depends…

  • German Shepherd Puppy Sleep Schedule
    Health & Nutrition

    German Shepherd Puppy Sleep Schedule

    German Shepherd puppies are cute, cuddly and bursting with energy. As they get their bearings and learn how to walk, talk, eat, and poop, they will also need a lot of sleep for their tiny little bodies and brains to develop. In fact, for the first year, sleeping will be critical and most of their day will be spent “sawing logs.” But how often do they snooze and what is a good German Shepherd puppy sleep schedule? This article will give you a better idea of what to expect when it comes to their Z’s. On average German Shepherd puppies will sleep between 18 and 20 hours a day. A…