This sounds like it would be a good breed for my family.I am in love with the GSD and my dad hates the shedding,so I thought this would be a good mix.I found one on Petfinder.com I was wondering if anyone can find anymore?Heres the one on petfinder.
Just remember this isn't really a breed, it's a mix of two breeds and they aren't necessarily non-shedding. If you really want non-shedding look at non-shedding breeds. The pup you posted is adorable but again no guarantee it won't shed. I met a labradoodle the other day that totally sheds!!!!!
The problem with 'doodles' is 99% of them are FIRST generation doodles so you have a 50/50 mix of two breeds, it's impossible to say if they will or won't shed or if they will be low on allergens. You will also not know what personality you will be getting with a pup.
Adopting a more mature dog is one way to know what the dog is like, as well as the shedding issues....
we just want a dog that doesnt shed alot.Like labs and GSD`s shed too much for my dad.But our cockers are fine and he wouldnt care if it shed a little more than they do.We usally want adult dogs,but this time we want one that we can raise it how we want it.With the personallity,we love the personallity of both breeds.Thank you very much for your reply.
Cockerlover...this pup looks adorable...but if you get a different litter of them they might not look anything like that...just like all doodles dont look a like either. I personally think (since we discussed this a bit, before ) a poodle would be a better bet...or a portigease water spanel...same kind of coat..its nice to want to rescue a dog...but to seek out a different litter offers no reliability in characer, hair or health. Since your trying to be so careful (which is great btw) please take everything into consideration. As for shedding...I have seen cockers who were horrable shedders...so I can say my shepherds are not any worse then the cockers that I have seen. Thing is...in cockers it comes out a hair at a time...shepherds it starts to clump up and show...but actually all you need to do is groom them...this cuts the shedding down to a minimum in the house...I want to say again...Im glad that your researching breeds and doing the homework...
My GSD sheds pretty bad just as bad as my cat maybe worse! Though I don't really mind I just sweep my floor thank god for wood floors! I do give our GSD vita cal and it helps in shedding and makes the fur real soft and the skin really healthy. Seems to work. Instead of sweeping every week I can go 2 weeks and if I am lazy 3 weeks maybe a month if no one is coming over ha!
Well holiday I better buy vita cal because I sweep three times a day. I have wood floors too. Imagine having carpet? One of my boys is just a heavy shedder. I have german shepherds because I grew up with them and I love the breed. They have very strong feelings for their people. They are a lot of work but worh it. I am a neat freak so I hate hair period. Yes, I did do research. As a matter of fact, I also used the Dog Breed Finder by Purina. They said shepherds are moderate shedders. Maybe I am stupid but to me moderate means average or medium. Growing up I never had to take care of my dogs or clean my house. I guess I just did not realize all the effort needed to raise a GSD.
when i had my GSD pup I had to sweep the floors 2 times a day.we have carpet.i also had to sweep around her cage and in the garage 3 times a day.i had to brush and brush for a couple hours.she shed worse than my cat and 3 dogs put together.Like i said before I still love the breed tho and will get another one later on.
i have a gsd also. he sheds very little. if you feed them a good quality kibble and brush them daily, you can keep the shedding down to a bare minimum. my french bulldogs are not shedders. but they get brushed too. mainly because they love it, not because they need it.
shedding, you say? i win. my 2 eskies are starting to blow coat. i packed away all my dark clothes for the meanwhile. i have to break the fashion rules and wear white after labor day :) i put up new puple curtains that i made, and they look like fur curtains.
we vaccuum daily during blows, and every few days/once a week otherwise. oils & good food help with shedding as does brushing, but nothing helps in a blow. maybe i could stay in a motel for a month till they are done...:)