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How to care for a German Shepherd

Posted On October - 6 - 2011

According to the dog club of America the German Sheppard is a dog full of life, muscled, alert and strong. They make good pets if you care for them the right way.  Here are some advices on how you should take care of your dog.

1. You should brush the dog’s hair daily because they tend to shed a lot; they are heavy shedder twice a year

2. Watch what food you give eat because it is not allowed to become overweight. If it gains pounds that it does not need it will start to develop problems such as arthritis or heart problems.

3. Research on the internet or consult your vet about the problems that are specific to the German Sheppard. You will find out that it can suffer from: calcium goat, cataracts, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s disease, chronic pancreatitis, ephylepsy, glaucoma, torsion, retinal atrophy, slipped discs and hemophilia.

4. German Sheppard’s are not dirty dogs so you do not need to bathe it often but when you do you can do it in the comfort of your home. You have to use shampoo special made for dogs.

5. Trim the dog´s nails every two weeks to prevent any foot infection
6. When you are training your dog you must be firm because of their intelligence. They will learn fast because they are always willing to please.

7. This dog can be held indoors or outdoors but it prefers indoors because it like to be around its family. They are the kind of dogs which live in packs.

8. A German Sheppard can live up to 13 years if they are properly taken care of.

Here are some tips and warnings:

1. If you plan to keep your dog inside the house make sure you have a portable vaccinate cleaner because they shed a lot.
2. If you live in a house make sure the fence that surrounds the yard is secure because German Sheppard’s are not big fans of strangers and you do not want to have problems.
3. Because they need their daily exercise make sure that you have someone at home willing to play with the dog half an hour or 90 minutes.
4. Many owners give up their German Sheppard because they shed too much or because they are bigger than they expected it to be.

Whatever you may do just make sure that you take our advice and provide your dog with healthy food, frequent visits to the vet and proper grooming.

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