12 Realities New German Shepherd Owners Must Accept

Generally considered dogdom's finest all-purpose workers, the German Shepherds are large, agile, muscular dogs of noble spirit and high intelligence.

german shepherd 6There are many reasons why GSDs stand in the front rank of canine royalty, but breed experts say their dogs’ most important attribute is character:

…loyalty, courage, confidence, the ability to learn and retain commands for an amazing number of specialized jobs, and the willingness to put their life on the line in defense of loved ones.

Well-bred GSDs of proper training and socialization will be gentle family pets and steadfast guardians eternally devoted to their human flock.

But, says the breed’s written standard, there’s a “certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.”

If you are considering to own a german shepherd, or you’ve just become a new german shepherd owner, there are some realities you do need to fully accept.

Check out the twelve realities new german shepherd owners must accept on the next page! …and if you already are a german shepherd owner, see if you can relate!

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918 thoughts on “12 Realities New German Shepherd Owners Must Accept

  1. Yep our GSD Louis who is 6 this year has to be involved in everything. He treats all that we do at home as a game. Yes he sleeps in our bed and will get on the bed by himself when he likes but he knows he is not allowed on the sofa. They love you more than anything else in their world.

  2. These are truths if you let them be. Yes they share a bed but usually only until they know you are safe. But no furniture or crazy stuff. One thing I learned, you should not have just one at a time. They are better in pairs. Male and female we found the best, 2 males try to be the boss, and in the end I am the boss. Love them while they’re hear cause that’s what they will do to you.

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