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German Shepherd Dog

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Wolf Hybrids - Not For Everyone

There is something absolutely magnificent about the regal, noble and very beautiful wild wolf. In most of North American and Europe the wolf is known as the timber wolf or the gray wolf and is a true wild species, not a feral animal that was once domesticate and has returned to a wild state. Wolfdogs or wolf hybrids can be defined in different areas based on their heritage and ancestory. Most rescues and animal agencies consider a wolfdog to be any animal that has a wolf or wolf hybrid in the last five generations. This is most commonly used in the United States where the largest number of wolfdogs are found. It is estimate that there are between 300,000 and 500,000 of these dogs currently in the country, with the larger number using the 5 generation criteria for classification. [...]

Origins of the Breed

The German Shepherd Dog (GSD), also known as the German Shepherd or the Alsatian, is perhaps one of the best known dog breeds around the world. German Shepherd Dogs are found in all kennel clubs and in virtually every country in the world. Although they are now known and famous as police dogs, military dogs and protection dogs, they didn't always have such a high profile type of job. [...]

Breed Standard For The German Shepherd Dog

As with many of the herding and working dogs that are bred in different areas, there are slight differences between the breed standards in German Shepherd Dogs. This is particularly true between true "German" bred GSDs and American or internationally bred GSDs. In most cases the biggest issue is the temperament testing and grading system used in Germany, which is much more limited as to what particular dogs can be used in breeding lines. The emphasis in some countries is also more on a working and performance dog than a show ring standard, which also causes some differences in breed standards. [...]

Traits and Temperament of the German Shepherd Dog

A well bred German Shepherd Dog is an outstanding companion pet that needs to have a purpose in his or her life. Since they are naturally highly protective, they do need to be regularly and routinely socialized, starting from a very early age. Despite their somewhat ferocious reputation, most German Shepherd Dogs, at least once socialized, are very calm, dependable dogs that are more likely to think through a problem than react with aggression. [...]

Health Concerns In German Shepherds

The dramatic rise in popularity of the German Shepherd Dog almost from its first introduction to the United States is perhaps the single biggest reason that this breed historically was known for fairly significant health problems. Thankfully a great many highly reputable breeders have been working diligently over the last thirty years or more to eliminate many of the problems found in the breed, and there are very well developed, healthy lines of German Shepherd Dogs found all over the country. The massive random breeding programs used in the early 1900's did cause some problems, however this is certainly not true today. [...]

Raising German Shepherd Puppies

German Shepherd puppies are really very small considering that when fully mature these dogs will weigh up to 85 pounds or more and will measure up to 26 inches at the shoulder. When first born a German Shepherd will typically weigh approximately one pound, and will also look very different than he or she will in just a few short months. [...]

Modern Jobs for German Shepherd Dogs

Thanks to the forward thinking of Captain von Stephanitz, the founder of the modern German Shepherd Dog breed, these dogs are synonymous with police work around the world. This is certainly not an accident as the intelligence, strength, stamina and overall stable temperament of the breed is perfect for the very intensive types of activities that police dogs have to face every day. [...]

Competitions with German Shepherd Dogs

The most well known type of competition that was created exclusively for the German Shepherd Dog is known as Schutzhund competitions. While there are other breeds that are now allowed into this type of competition, few are as naturally gifted in all the components of this grueling type of event. Schutzhund combines obedience, athletic ability with guard and protection types of training and was the original test designed to grade police dogs in Germany. [...]

History of the Doberman Pinscher

As with most of the breeds of dogs that were developed in Europe and more specifically within what is now Germany, the origins of the Doberman Pinscher reach back far into history. The actual development of the current breed of Doberman Pinschers is much more recent, but also like most dogs from the area they were developed for a very specific purpose as a working dog. [...]

Training a Sled Dog

Most people that have a sled dog breed have at one time or another considered trying him or her out pulling in some form or another. There are really a very wide range of types of winter sledding or dry land pulling, carting or racing that dogs can compete in year round. Knowing which type of sport you want to do will make a bit of a different in how you train the dog. [...]

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