• Feeding A German Shepherd Puppy
    Health & Nutrition

    Feeding A German Shepherd Puppy: How Much & How Often

    Congratulations on receiving a German Shepherd puppy. They are intelligent, playful, and beautiful dogs. But they also have a ravenous appetite. If it’s your first, this guide will come in handy just as the one you used to prepare for welcoming the puppy.  If it’s not your first time (but it’s been a long time), this guide will refresh your memory. Read on and learn what to feed your puppy, how much and how often. But first, a word on the type of dog food to give your puppy.  Give your German Shepherd Puppy Plenty of TLC and High-Quality Feeds Owning a dog comes with its joys and responsibilities. They…

  • German Shepherd Heat Cycle
    Health & Nutrition

    German Shepherd Heat Cycle

    The German Shepherd heat cycle is a critical stage in their development that begins when they are an adolescent and continues through adulthood. If you are a first-time owner, it is extremely important to know the ins and outs of this cycle so that you can be prepared. This complete guide will walk you through each stage so that you know what to expect and how to care for your dog during puberty. A female German Shepherd’s heat cycle usually begins when they hit puberty at around 6-12 months old. It normally lasts about 21-28 days. The total process consists of 4 different stages. A GSD will go through approximately…

  • Can German Shepherds Live In Hot Weather
    Health & Nutrition

    Can German Shepherds Live In Hot Weather?

    Thinking about moving with your German Shepherd to a location where hot weather is the norm? Before you take the next step, make sure you know exactly what to expect when you live in the heat with your dog. This guide will give you all of the necessary information to prepare you and your pooch for the dog days of summer! Yes, German Shepherds can live in hot weather. They are highly adaptable animals that do well acclimating to any climate. Although they were bred more for the cold, their double-coat of fur serves a dual purpose, and works as a cooling system when it is hot outside. However, that…

  • Health & Nutrition

    Do German Shepherds Get Cold?

    German Shepherds are amazing dogs with warm hearts and a propensity to love and protect. But how does that big, fluffy double coat of fur stack up against the frigid weather outdoors? Do German Shepherds get cold? Yes, German Shepherds do get cold just like humans do. However, they can tolerate some extreme temperatures outside. Their thick, dense, double coat of fur allows them to withstand temps that are just below freezing and in the range of 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit. But this doesn’t mean you should leave them outside for long periods. Bring them in right away if they are shaking or shivering! Keep in mind that older less active…

  • Senior German Shepherd Care
    Health & Nutrition

    6 Senior German Shepherd Care Tips For Comfort & Health Now

    Unfortunately compared to humans, German Shepherds have a relatively short lifespan averaging around 9 to 13 years. Typically, a large dog breed like the GSD is considered a senior when they reach the age of 8 years old. This means time is of the essence and anything we can do to extend the life of our furry friend is important. This article gives you 12 senior German Shepherd care tips that will help you comfort your aging pooch and hopefully tack on a few extra years of loving joy to their lives. 1. Give Your Senior GSD Lots of Love and Affection: As your German Shepherd gets older and becomes…

  • First Time German Shepherd Owner
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    5 Care Tips For First Time German Shepherd Puppy Owners

    A new German Shepherd puppy is a bundle of energy, joy, and enthusiasm. They will love you, bite you, kiss you, cuddle with you and roughhouse with you. But they are also a huge responsibility and require the proper care to grow into mature, healthy, well-trained adults. If you are a first time German Shepherd owner and need some tips for how to take care of a new puppy, this list of tips should give you a strong foundation for you and your new dog to flourish. 1. Give Them A Nice Warm Place To Sleep The first and most obvious care tip is to give your new GSD puppy…