German Shepherd Bite Pressure and How to Prevent It
The German Shepherd is one of the most popular dogs in North America and has been bred down through generations. Although the American Kennel Club does not consider the German Shepherd to be a purebred, it is known as an intelligent and highly trainable dog. As a result, many people who have worked with dogs of other breeds to find that the German Shepherd can easily be trained and responds well to training. The American Staffordshire Terrier is considered the most common breed of dog used for hunting today, and it is also used in many police departments for dog searches.
The sable color of the German shepherd mix is an absolute trademark of the breed. The dog’s double-layered coat is actually longer than the dog’s short hair, which explains its sable color. In the US, the German Shepherd is crossbred with the Greyhound, and although it was considered a rare dog back in England, it is now commonly bred as a companion dog. The American Staffordshire Terrier and the British Shorthair are believed to be the closest cousins to the American shepherd. The American Staffordshire Terrier was actually imported from Germany when the British left the continent after the First World War.
One of the most interesting characteristics of the German shepherd is that, compared to other dogs of its kind, it possesses a surprisingly large appetite.
This is especially noticeable when the dog is in heat, as it tends to eat a lot more than other dogs of its breed. However, coyotes are known for preying on smaller breeds, so it is not uncommon for hunters to see the coyote devouring a larger animal before they shoot it.
In addition to eating, coyotes tend to gnaw on things. Unlike their canine counterparts, German shepherd dogs are not particularly fond of chewing. Instead, they gnaw on vegetation and bark at their human companions as if they were warts. While it does not appear to cause any long term harm to humans, it is rather unsightly and can leave an awful taste in the mouth. And while the dog may not seem to mind gnawing, when confronted by a coyote it is likely to bite back.
In addition to having an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a coyote shepherd mix tends to have a very unsightly and burdensome bushy tail. Although it is naturally straight with a short frayed edge, it becomes very bushy when it becomes stressed. Some breeders even use the bushy tail to resemble a ticking dog collar. Some sable color variations do have completely straight tails, but most often the tail has a loop or knot at the base of the tail.
The other physical characteristic common to the German shepherd mixtures is the sable coloration, which is normally found in black and tan colors.
The sable coloration is normally found on the legs and sometimes on the face. Many times the color will be on the sides of the legs, but it may also flash on the back. While the appearance of the German shepherd mix is usually very attractive, some color variations are simply not appealing and are actually considered a fault of the breed. Some of the colors that are considered faults include: red/white, black/white, yellow/red, white/yellow, white/black, black/tan, and red/black.
As mentioned earlier, coyotes are known to prey upon German shepherd dogs. One of the most common areas that these animals prey on these dogs includes near trails and occupied cemeteries. During these times, coyotes become extremely cautious due to their fear of human beings. Therefore, it is extremely important to use non-lethal methods and eliminate the coyotes before attempting to capture them.
While many people believe that German shepherd dogs are naturally wary and alert, this is in fact not the case.
Most of the time, they are often very alert and even lazy to catch on that humans are around. Because of this, it is important to train your dog while it is young for them to become less wary around humans. This is especially true if you plan on keeping your dog as a family pet. As you get older, you can expect your dogs to become more alert and less lagging behind when it comes to approaching or being bitten by coyotes.