A prospective pet owner can find German Shepherd dogs and puppies for sale by looking at the American Kennel Club German Shepherd classifieds as well as browsing through the animal shelter listings on the Petfinder website. From there, the prospective pet owner will need to contact the breeders or s
Some of the top names for German shepherds are Boomer, Hawkeye, Axel, Gunner, Delgado, Buddy and Toby. Other popular names for German shepherds, particularly males, include Gus, Cooper, Rocky, Bear, Otis, Scout, Shadow and Rebel. Popular names for female German shepherds include Bella, Sadie, Roxy,
The average life span of a German shepherd is between 10 and 12 years, although some can live to be 14 years old. Mixed-breed German shepherds are more likely to live longer than pure breeds.
Games to play with a German Shepherd are Where's Your Toy and Hide and Seek. They also enjoy games like Fetch and Tug of War. German Shepherds are very intelligent and enjoy challenging games with their owners.
German shepherds run an average of 20 to 30 miles per hour depending on the breed. However, most German shepherds are not endurance runners and should not run more than 5 miles without proper endurance training.
German Shepherd dogs, as part of the canine family, eat standard dog food. These dogs are generally large and have high energy levels, so they need to eat more than smaller dogs.
German shepherds are good dogs for people who want a pet that is strong, athletic, active, an effective deterrent and intelligent. Breeding, training and condition of life before introducing a German shepherd into a home are characteristics that can change the disposition of this breed of dog.
East German shepherds, a variation of the German shepherd, were bred in East Germany during the separation of the country from 1945 to 1990. The dogs are distinctive in body type, range of color and general temperament.
The most popular names for German Shepherd dogs are Daisy, Buddy, Lucy, Cooper, Bailey, Snoopy and Max, according to The Dog Channel. Charlie, Molly and Sadie are also popular names.
According to Oborge, the world's largest German shepherd, as of September 2014, is named Duke, standing at almost 32 inches tall and weighing 131 pounds. Duke has a male offspring that is almost as large as him.