German Shepherd Dogs: General Characteristics


  • Author Edith Ozera
  • Published April 13, 2019
  • Word count 477

German Shepherd Dogs are the most popular and most preferred dog varieties in the world. This dog type is very friendly and protective for the family and especially for the kids, very suitable for living in the garden and very suitable for further training.

Anatomic Structure

This dog variety loves colder climates. It is better to keep it in relatively colder cities. In hot weathers German Shepherd Dogs breathes excessively with their tongues out meaning that they needs water intake immediately.

German Shepherd Dogs can be both with long hair and short hair. Their hair structure does not affect their personality. But the ones with long hair may have additional difficulty in dealing with hot weathers. In addition they may require more combing and additional care. The most preferred dogs of this type is the one with short hair.

German Shepherd dogs can be in black color along with its classic color. The black ones carry all the anatomic characteristics of classic shepherd dogs. The classic color of german Shepherds becomes more valuable if the red hair is darker.

It's better to keep it in the garden because of its long hair characteristics and body smell along with their needs for open environments for running and playing.

Its Expectation From The Owner

The most important thing a German Shepherd Dog will expect from its owner is to share time with itself. It expects from the owner to play, run, exercise, walk with it on a daily basis. Indeed this expectation is valid for all dog varieties. But since these dogs' dependence to owner is much higher, the time it spends together with the owner has a much higher place for this dog varieties. If the owner does not have this time to spend with it, it becomes very unhappy.

Character Traits

German Shepherd Dogs' intelligence and trainability is much higher than the other dog varieties. They have the best relationships with the family they live together because of their very good balanced character. These dogs have high levels of protection instinct. They are very loyal to the family, very loving, possessive and non-destructive for the kids. These balanced character makes it the most preferred dog variety for the families with children.

Character Differences

They may have protective and social characters. Protective ones are very mean steak and ready yo attack while social ones are very soft in dealing with for example strangers approaching to house.

If you want to own a German Shepherd Dogs for protective purposes, then you should own one with protective character predominantly. On the other hand if you do not seek protection, then you own a more social and friendly character.

Not matter social or protective, you'll amaze with the intelligence and loyalty of German Shepherd Dogs and love it back and get endless supply of positive energy from it during your relationship.

This article is written by Edith Ozera, pet lover, dog owner and at home dog trainer. You can get online resources on dog training and animal care and pets in general here:

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