Looking for a German bloodline, AKC German Shepherd puppy?
German Shepherd is an amazing breed of dogs. Courage, loyalty, lots of personality, love, protection are just a few of the qualities that made this breed a legend. Please look around our site and contact us if you have any questions.
There are 3 things that are detrimental to a German Shepherd's health and well being. Diet is one of them. There are several schools of thought on the best diet for German Shepherd Dog: 1. raw food diet 2. strictly kibble dog food diet 3. cooking for your German Shepherd.
Personally I use a combination of all of the above, and I observe how each of our dogs responds to the diet it is on and adjust accordingly. As far as dry food we prefer "Taste of the wild", "Merrick" and "Royal Canin" brands. We use grain free only as some GSD can be allergic to grains. We also give our dogs raw beef, raw salmon raw eggs and raw chicken (half a chicken). Dairy products like cottage cheese, cheese, milk and buttermilk. We also cook meals for our German Shepherd Dogs: Chicken quarters, rice, brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, oats. Along with a daily vitamin and a capsule containing Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 oils it keeps our dogs happy and healthy.
Muhtar - German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd needs plenty of exercise!
I can't stress enough the importance of exercise for German Shepherd Dog. German Shepherd is a very active breed and long periods of inactivity can be bad for their health as well as their mental state. You can play fetch, bike ride, run with your dog to keep it active and in shape. It also helps you develop a special bond with your dog. A well exercised German Shepherd is much less likely to be mischievous and get into trouble.
If a German Shepherd doesn't get any exercise for more than a week at a time it may develop inflammation of joints, ear or eye infection. Getting plenty of exercise is just as important to a German Shepherd Dog as getting good quality food.
German Shepherd puppy Bonnie at 5 months old
Training your German Shepherd puppy
German Shepherd puppies thrive on learning and the mental exercise is just as important for them as a good diet and physical activities. It is very important to provide proper training to your GSD puppy. It's never to early to start as they are ready to learn even at 6 weeks old. Florida pet law allows us to sell a puppy only once it reaches the age of 8 weeks old so you can start your training as soon as you bring your puppy home. All puppies need to learn basic obedience but the rest of the training depends on what your goal is for your German Shepherd puppy. Do you want it to be a family pet? A service dog? A protection dog? Do you want your dog to be titled? There are different approaches to training your German Shepherd Dog for any of the above. You need to research this and decide which training approach suits you and your German Shepherd puppy best.