The German Sheperd dog is widely known and thought of as a rescue dog. German Sheperds have a muscular body structure and they tend to look kind of skinny. Their thinness should not be mistaken for weakness, thought. German Sheperds are extremely strong animals with a jaw-clenching bite. Now, don’t be alarmed by the jaw-clenching bite part. If they are trained to attack or know that someone is in danger, then they use their teeth. German Sheperds are loving, caring, and loyal to their owners. If they are treated like a best friend, then that is what they act like.
Male German Sheperds are usually 26 inches tall whereas the females only grow to be about 24 inches tall. The weight of a German Sheperd may vary but you can expect them to be anywhere between 75 to 85 pounds. In order to keep your German Sheperd healthy, you must take them outside! If you live in an apartment that doesn’t have a lot of room for exercising, you need to create a daily habit of taking your German Shepard for a walk or run. German Sheperds are not really active when they are indoors. As soon as they step outside, they are as active as a Mexican jumping bean. German Sheperds are courageous animals which is why they have a thing for running around outside without a care in the world. They have a natural instinct to rescue people who are in danger. This is exactly why they need their exercise because they are definitely not a breed of dog that is lazy.
Not only do you need to keep your German Sheperd active, but you need to keep them groomed. Shedding will happen with German Sheperds. However, if you properly groom them then you won’t have that big of a problem with having hair all over your house. German Sheperds are seasonal heavy shedders. In order to keep the hair from continuously falling out and clinging to everything you own, you must brush them daily. Brushing your German Sheperd daily will keep their fur from constantly falling out. If you want to give your German Sheperd a bath, only do it maybe once a month and when one is needed. If they were out rolling around in the mud, you probably shouldn’t wait a month. If they are mostly inside or just go for walks around the block, you can make a routine to bathe them once a month. Too many baths can cause the skin to become dry and irritated. Always make sure you check their ears and eyes, too. Plus, you will need to make sure their claws are not too sharp. Do not try to trim your dogs claws. This will need to be done by a professional groomer.
German Sheperds are a great breed of dog to own. When you have children, they will be that extra protection you need that will help you feel better about your child’s safety. You will be surprised at how loving and caring these guard dogs are!