• German Shepherd Bald Spots
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    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…

  • German Shepherd Puppy Sleep Schedule
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    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…

  • Shave German Shepherd
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    7 Reasons Not To Shave Your German Shepherd

    The German Shepherd has a heavy, thick double coat that keeps them warm in the winter. Unfortunately there is a common misconception that their coat makes them hotter when summer rolls around. While some people think that shaving your German Shepherd will solve all their problems, it won’t. You should really never shave your German Shepherd. There are many reasons to this so let’s get into the article. The only time it’s really acceptable is for any sort of injury or surgery. We will also have alternatives to keep your shepherd cool during summer towards the end of the article. 1. Shaving Them In The Summer Will Only Make Them…

  • Healthy German Shepherd
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    9 Tips For A Healthy German Shepherd – With Studies

    The German Shepherd is adorable, hug-able, lovable and a bundle of fluffy energy. This is all the more reason to give them a long happy healthy life. There are a lot of different things you can do as an owner to increase their lifespan and hopefully decrease the amount of health issues that sometimes plague larger dog breeds. Taking the time to learn about healthy habits may just give you and your furry friend a few more special years to enjoy together. Here are 9 tips for a healthy German Shepherd! 1. Clean Ears: To maintain a healthy German Shepherd, you want to keep those big floppy ears clean. Even…

  • German Shepherd Lifespan - How To Increase It
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    German Shepherd Lifespan – How to Increase it?

    German Shepherds are amazing family pets and wonderful working dogs. Their intelligence and easy trainability has earned them the title of third most popular dog in the U.S. Unfortunately like most dogs, their lifespan isn’t very long compared to humans. However there are plenty of ways that dog owners can increase the life expectancy of their GSD. This article will include some simple tips with proven studies that can help increase your German Shepherd lifespan. Average German Shepherd Lifespan The average German Shepherd lifespan is 10 years. This is similar to other large dog breeds. Life expectancy can range from seven years all the way up to thirteen years depending…

  • German Shepherd Dwarfism Eclipse
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    German Shepherd Dwarfism – Panhypopituitarism

    You may have seen pictures of these cute and cuddly pint size German Shepherds on the internet. While most GSD’s grow to be big strong athletic specimens, German Shepherd Dwarfism causes them to stop growing early on when they are young puppies. Although they look adorable, they aren’t simply miniature versions of this popular breed. They have a disorder that requires treatment and lifespan is much shorter averaging three to four years. German Shepherd dwarfism is a genetic disorder that causes a GSD to retain their puppy look even into adulthood. This condition is inherited and caused by a lack of hormones that are necessary for proper growth. The most…

  • Dogs With Different Colored Eyes
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    Dogs With Different Colored Eyes – Heterochromia

    When we think of dogs we have seen with different colored eyes, the Husky often comes to mind. We imagine them with one blue eye and another brown eye. Though, it is true this is one of the more common breeds to have two different eye colors, there are many others that you may not expect. From Dalmatians to Great Danes; there is always a chance that a dog breed will have this pigment discoloration in their iris. Whether they have odd eyes or not they are all beautiful in their own special way. Dog breeds with different colored eyes There are several breeds of dogs that have different colored…

  • German Shepherd Health Issues
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    German Shepherd Health Issues

    German Shepherds are predisposed to several health issues due to their large size and selective breeding over the past few decades. It is possible that a focus on the aesthetic look of the dog has increased their chances of developing certain conditions. Several studies have been performed to determine the likelihood of the breed developing certain disorders or diseases. Some are more common than others. This article will look at the most common German Shepherd health issues facing these amazing animals. These are the most common German Shepherd health issues facing these dogs today. Use this information to better understand what can happen to your dog and how to prepare…

  • When Do German Shepherds Ears Stand Up
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    When Do German Shepherds Ears Stand Up?

    German Shepherds are well known for their supreme loyalty and intelligence. But they are also known for those big fluffy adorable ears. Although most German Shepherds traditionally have ears that stand up, they aren’t born that way. They are born with floppy ears that normally stand up as they grow. This article will examine many aspects of their beloved ears including when they stand up and what to do if they don’t stand up on their own. So when do German Shepherds ears stand up? Most German Shepherds ears will stand up by the age 6 months but this can vary depending on each dog and their individual genetics. Some…

  • How To Know If Your Dog Is Anxious
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    How To Know If Your Dog is Anxious?

    Dog anxiety is a common thing, yet we want to be able to fix it quickly so that our dog can be their healthiest, happiest self. It’s okay if your dog has anxiety, it’s normally an easy solution. Yet if you don’t realize they are feeling anxious to certain things, it can form into a disorder after a long time. Here is a simple article to elaborate on “how to know if your dog is anxious” and the causes, symptoms, and solution. Causes of Anxiety in Your Dog: For shepherds a common reason they get anxiety is from not getting enough exercise or work in. We don’t want to push…