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What is the temperament of a German shepherd chow mix?

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Every dog is different, but generally, a German shepherd chow mix is intelligent, stubborn and aloof. This type of mixed-breed dog needs a strong leader and should be provided with plenty of training and socialization.

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Classifying the temperament of any breed is difficult and in no way an exact science. Chow Chows are generally temperamental and without proper training can be aggressive. German shepherds are intelligent, learn quickly and are very protective of their owners and households. Combining these two breeds can lead to disaster if the puppies are not socialized from an early age and provided adequate behavioral training. Enrolling a crossbreed puppy in training and agility classes to help him release energy is a good way to provide socialization and training at the same time.

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