• Dark Sable German Shepherd
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    Dark Sable German Shepherd – 5 Common Questions

    The Dark Sable German Shepherd is the darker version of the popular Sable color pattern. This particular combination features a dark tan base coat with black tips. This gives their coat that illustrious look that so many people love. This rare coat color is very popular and highly sought after by breeders and dog enthusiasts alike. Here are 5 of the common questions people have regarding this unique and rare pattern. 1. What Are Sable German Shepherds? The sable on a German Shepherd is not actually a color, it is more of a pattern. It simply refers to the tips of the hairs being black while the base of the…

  • Questions To Ask Dog Breeder
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    10 Questions To Ask The Dog Breeder By Lois Schwarz

    One of the most important things to do before purchasing a German Shepherd is to have a good list of questions to ask the dog breeder. You want to be certain that you are buying your new pup from someone that is reputable and experienced. There are hundreds of GSD breeders in the United States alone. While some are extremely established others that are inexperienced may not have the dog’s best interest at heart. To help potential owners, we reached out to one of the most accomplished dog breeders on the planet. Her name is Lois Schwarz and she has been producing quality pups for over half a decade. She…

  • How Many Puppies Can A German Shepherd Have
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    How Many Puppies Can A German Shepherd Have?

    Are you considering breeding GSDs and curious about litter size? Or did Christmas come early, and you are expecting a new pack of precious pups with your pregnant German Shepherd? In both of these cases, people want to know how many puppies can a German Shepherd have? The answer to this question depends on several different factors and can range from one to double digits. How Many Puppies Can A German Shepherd Have? The breed on average has around 4-8 puppies per litter depending on the circumstances. That being said, there have been instances of litters as small as one all the way up to 15 puppies in a single…

  • First Time Dog Owner
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    5 Important First-Time Dog Owner Tips

    Owning a dog is a huge responsibility and shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many important tips that a first-time dog owner should consider before bringing home their first furry fluff ball. The fact that you are here reading these tips means that you are already on the right track. Your new four-legged friend will be wagging his tail thanks to your due diligence. We did our research for this article and compiled the 10 most important tips for new owners. 1. Do Your Homework I know what you’re thinking. “Homework Noooooooo!” I promise it’s OK. It doesn’t have to be boring and tedious. However, you want to make sure…

  • German Shepherd History Timeline
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    German Shepherd Origins – A Unique History Timeline

    Welcome to this unique perspective on the origins and history of the German Shepherd Dog. This photographic timeline of events begins in the 1850’s and continues all the way up until modern times detailing the amazing journey of the highly popular and aesthetically pleasing German Shepherd that people have grown to love. German Shepherd History: 1850’s Dog breed standards First Dog Breed Standardization Attempts During the 1850’s German people began to develop dogs with specific traits that would help them herd and protect their flocks of sheep. Different shepherds from varying localities bred dogs specific to their needs. Because of this, dogs would fluctuate in appearance and temperament. 1859 Origin…

  • Scientific Dog Studies
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    7 Surprising Scientific Dog Studies

    There are several fascinating dog studies performed that can help dog owners understand their canine friend just a little bit better. They can also be used to learn the healthiest way to treat your dog. For instance several published reports have proven that certain health attributes like a lean diet can increase the lifespan of your pooch. Use this list of important dog studies to improve the health and overall well being of your four legged friend. 1. “Grain Free” Dog Food Leading To Canine Heart Disease Be careful what you feed your dog. According to a study published by Tufts University in August of 2021, certain dog food ingredients…

  • Liver Colored German Shepherd
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    Liver Colored German Shepherd – Common Questions

    The Liver Colored German Shepherd is a beautiful cinnamon or chocolate shade of brown. It is rare that you will get to see one of these amazing dogs. Second to the color “isabella,” liver is very uncommon. Most of us are used to the traditional black and tan coloring GSDs. In addition to their coat color, the eyes are amber and their lips are either brown or pink. For potential owners who love chocolate and dogs, this makes the perfect pet! Many people want to know what exactly this color is and how does it happen? This article will answer some of the common questions associated with this specific color.…

  • German Shepherd Look Alike Dog Breeds
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    German Shepherd Look Alike Dog Breeds

    There are many German Shepherd look alike dog breeds. With so many similar looking Shepherd breeds, it can be difficult to sometimes tell which one is which. Out of all the breeds, the GSD probably has the most dog breeds that closely resemble their physical features. This can make it hard for the inexperienced dog owner to know all of the subtle differences. All of them have their own unique look and personalities. Some are better suited for families and some are better suited for experienced dog owners. Here are the top German Shepherd look alike dog breeds. They are ranked on a scale of one to ten from the…

  • Doberman vs German Shepherd
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    Doberman vs German Shepherd – Battle of the Breeds

    This battle of the breeds features the Doberman vs German Shepherd. Both of these breeds are highly intelligent and fierce protectors of their turf. They are both popular among families and make excellent companions. Both have their strong points. The GSD is revered for its intelligence and trainability. The Dobie is also well loved and will never leave your side. So what are the main differences between the Doberman Pinscher and the German Shepherd? Doberman vs German Shepherd Stats Doberman Pinscher German Shepherd Height: 24″-28″ Height: 22″-26″ Weight: 60-100 lbs Weight: 50-90 lbs Life Expectancy: 10-12 yrs Life Expectancy: 9-13 yrs Temperament: Alert, Fearless, Loyal Temperament: Intelligent, Loyal, Obedient Health:…

  • German Shepherd vs Pitbull
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    German Shepherd vs Pitbull – Battle of the Breeds

    This battle of the breeds will look at the German Shepherd vs Pitbull Terrier. They are both extremely popular dog breeds. GSD’s are loved for their ability to learn and protective nature. Pits are extremely friendly though they sometimes get a bad rap because of their track record of attacks. Both breeds are highly intelligent. The American Pitbull Terrier is a natural climber while the German Shepherd excels in obedience and several occupations and sports. German Shepherd vs Pitbull Stats German Shepherd American Pitbull Terrier Height: 22″-26″ Height: 17″-21″ Weight: 50-90 lbs Weight: 30-60 lbs Life Expectancy: 9-13 yrs Life Expectancy: 8-15 yrs Temperament: Intelligent, Loyal, Obedient Temperament: Confident, Enthusiastic,…