Frequently asked questions

Are you thinking about getting a German Shepherd and have questions? You’re not alone! Here is our German Shepherd FAQ! Many people have questions about German dog breeds and we are here to answer your questions. Use this resource on German dog breeds to learn more about German Shepherds and the care and history that revolves around them.
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Is it better to get a boy or girl dog breed?

The answer is not definite–it will depend on your personality and the personality that you are hoping to enjoy in your German Shepherd. Female German Shepherds are typically recommended for those that want a less dominant force in their house and a dog that is a bit more friendly and less territorial. However, if you want a dog that is more dominant, you might be drawn more to a male German Shepherd. In the end, it will all come down to what you are more comfortable with and which gender feels the best for your family.

How do I care for my German Shepherd?

There are a variety of steps that you must take if you want to adequately care for your German Shepherd. This includes grooming, food, and other services that they will need periodically. You should plan for these expenses and ensure that German Shepherds are a good fit for your family when it comes to the time and investment that you will need to put into your German Shepherd. We provide guidance on caring for German Shepherds, if you need assistance.

What should I do immediately when I get my German Shepherd?

One of the first things that you should do after you get your German Shepherd and other German dog breeds is taking them for their first veterinarian check up. The check-up is very important because you can get initial vaccinations and medications out of the way and it also provides you with an opportunity to schedule a spay or neuter. Next, you should socialize your German Shepherd as much as possible. German dog breeds thrive off of these interactions and if you want to have a well-behaved dog that is comfortable in multiple situations, it is essential that you do this.