Raising Your Full-grown German Shepherd Puppy
German Shepherds, originally bred in Germany as a successful herding and farming dog breed, have become affectionate, playful, enjoyable companions, guard dogs, and show dogs. The beautiful coat of a German Shepherd is a long silky black with many dark markings that are easy to spot. German Shepherds were initially used as herding dogs and because of this, the modern German Shepherd is a wonderfully loyal animal. German Shepherds also have an outgoing personality and are eager to please.
There are some considerations you should make when you want to adopt a German Shepherd puppy. These include finding an adult German Shepherd to mate with your puppy and choosing a compatible temperament between the two. You should make sure that the puppy you adopt is healthy, free of genetic defects, and that he doesn’t suffer from health problems that could compromise his health in any way. Make sure the breeder is not selling a puppy that is already abandoned or has some kind of health problem. You can usually tell if it has already been abused by seeing how it reacts when you touch it.
Full Grown German Shepherd cost between eight hundred and one thousand dollars.
The cost will depend upon the breed and the size of the dog. A full-grown German shepherd puppy can cost anywhere from three thousand to six thousand dollars. You can usually get your full-grown dog for around a thousand dollars if you are looking at purebred German Shepherd puppies.
German Shepherd puppies are generally not trained. You will need to have your puppy’s original owner undergo some training with his or her dogs before you bring the puppy home. However, they are wonderful with children. They can be wonderful watchdogs. These are great pets for families that do not want an active dog. They do not require a lot of exercises, which makes them ideal for apartment life.
German Shepherd puppies come in two types – litters and singles. A litter is when two dogs come from the same mother. A single dog is a puppy that comes from a single litter. You can tell the difference between the two just by looking at the dam. A single female German shepherd in her late teens will have puppies while a litter of dogs will be very close in age to one another.
There are many different places that you can find a German shepherd to adopt.
Check with your local animal shelter to see if they have a German shepherd to adopt. If they do, they will probably have some information about local organizations that help to rescue dogs. You can also look in the newspaper and online at your local dog rescue groups for German shepherds to adopt. Many of these places will have web sites that you can look at to find the right puppy or dog for you.
Raising your German shepherd puppy properly is important to make sure he develops the best personality possible. He should be given a lot of attention and be kept busy so that he doesn’t get too bored. You should also spend time with him to make sure he knows his name and has your undivided attention. This will ensure he develops a good habit of approaching people and other dogs to greet.
German shepherds are wonderful companions for any family. They have an athletic drive which is tempered with a quiet, gentle personality. When properly socialized from an early age, they will become friendly, adoring companions. So if you are interested in owning one of these amazing dogs, check out your local area where there are German shepherd puppy rescues to adopt a puppy.