• Can German Shepherds Swim
    Fun & Games

    Can German Shepherds Swim? The Truth About Their Relationship With Water

    Most dog enthusiasts are well aware of the intelligence and trainability of a German Shepherd. But what about their skills in the water? If you are a first time GSD owner, you may be wondering how well they will swim when you take them on their first camping trip on the lake or a trip to a friend’s pool. Are they natural swimmers and exactly how much do the like the water? This guide will answer all of those questions with some fun facts along the way! Can German Shepherds Swim? Yes, the majority of German Shepherds can swim. For the most part, they love the water just like most…

  • 7 Month Old German Shepherd
    General

    7 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    A 7 month old German Shepherd is a month into its adolescence or “teenager” stage of development. The adorable, cute, fuzzy little furball, puppy days are over and your GSD now carries a lot more weight around the house. Their hormones will be fluctuating and they may attempt to disobey or get a little aggressive as they try to assert their dominance. Overall Behavior: A 7 months old, they are still big puppies but things could start to get a little dicey. Similar to the “terrible twos” with human babies, dogs that are around 6-7 months old may go through a rough patch regarding their behavior. In fact, your cute,…

  • Are German Shepherds Good Hunting Dogs
    Training

    Are German Shepherds Good Hunting Dogs? 5 Pros And Cons

    The German Shepherd is an amazing dog with plenty of noble traits. They are revered for their intelligence, loyalty and high trainability. This makes them extremely popular in several different fields including law enforcement, military, search and rescue, and sniffing out bombs. However, a lot of potential owners want to know: Are German Shepherds good hunting dogs? In this article, we will take a look at the pros and cons when it comes to this breed as a hunting dog. Typically, the German Shepherd is not considered a good hunting dog breed. This is because they were bred for herding and not for hunting. However, it is possible to train…

  • German Shepherd Pregnancy
    Health & Nutrition

    German Shepherd Pregnancy – A Complete Guide With Signs & Stages

    This complete guide is for breeders or any owners who find themselves with an upcoming unexpected litter of German Shepherd puppies. If you have never dealt with this situation before, it is important to know all of the signs and stages of a German Shepherd pregnancy. It will help you in your journey from conception to birth and what you can expect every step of the way. This will help you prepare so that you can give your German Shepherd the best possible outcome and hopefully a healthy litter of newborn pups! German Shepherd Pregnancy Length Conception isn’t easy to predict and can vary depending on each dog but 63…

  • 6 Month Old German Shepherd
    General

    6 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    A 6 month old German Shepherd is now out of the juvenile growth stage and is officially an adolescent. They are half way to adulthood and their equivalent to a “teenage stage” will start to surface. You will need patience now more than ever as these big fur balls show their true colors and try to see exactly how much they can get away with. Overall Behavior: At 6 months old, they are still big kids with plenty of youth and enthusiasm to go around. But watch out because they are still quite the trouble makers at this age. However, hopefully by now some of biting, chewing, and jumping has…

  • Red Sable German Shepherd
    General

    Red Sable German Shepherd – Everything You Need To Know

    There is a ton of interest surrounding the Red Sable German Shepherd and for good reason. This specific coat color and pattern makes for an illustrious and stunning wolf-like GSD that will definitely make you look twice. Although not the rarest of the sable color patterns, you probably won’t see one anytime soon. A lot of breeders don’t sell them because it is very hard to predict specific colorations. However, you can find them on occasion with a few select breeders. This article will take a look at the pattern and tell you everything you need to know! What Is A Red Sable German Shepherd? A Red Sable German Shepherd…

  • Adopting-Retired-Police-Dog
    General

    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…