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German Shepherd Dog Physical Characteristics

 German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog. It is a large-sized breed that belongs to the group of working herding dogs. He is a smart dog because he is versatile. The history of this breed dates back to ancient times, as this breed was developed in Germany, originally, to protect and care for the shepherd’s flocks.

German Shepherd Dog Physical Characteristics

German Shepherd Dog Physical Characteristics

  • German Shepherd's Dog outer hair

  • The hair of the German Shepherd dog (German Shepherd) consists of a double layer, of a thick undercoat, and a dense, slightly wavy or straight outer coat.

  • All this gives the dog its shape and formal characteristics of strength, agility, flexibility and elegant long strides.

  • The German Shepherd dog has a strong protection instinct, as it devotes itself to its family and home, and it also has suspicious and isolated behavior around any stranger.

  • This dog breed can be dominant and assertive towards other dogs, but despite this, they are usually friendly to other pets in the home.

  • What is distinctive about the German Shepherd dog is that it is a very multifunctional dog, as it is very intelligent while obediently performing its tasks.

Caring for a German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog Physical Characteristics

  • The German Shepherd can live outdoors, whether in cold or temperate climates, but he also enjoys living indoors.

  • Also, because German Shepherds shed their hair throughout the year, their hair should be brushed once or twice a week to encourage the rate of hair growth and shedding, as well as to reduce hair build-up in the home.

  • This breed is one of the most well-known breeds for its great loyalty to its owners.

  • As mentioned above, these dogs have been developed to be very smart dogs, capable of quick observation and learning.

Stages of training German Shepherd dogs

  • The training of German Shepherd dogs begins at the age of eight, and this is the optimal age for there to be an excellent relationship between the dog and the humans around it.

  • Consider dealing calmly and without violence with the claws, ears and tail of the dog.

  • Training the dog initially on some basic things such as sitting, standing, and others.

  • Reward the dog when he does the required thing, but the reward must be multiple things and not just food so that he does not gain excess weight.

  • Training the dog not to fear for its food from anyone close to it.

  • Removing the food dish, and feeding the dog manually in order to gain confidence, and to get rid of the state of fear experienced by anyone near his food.

  • The dog must be trained to do a specific thing or any request, without rewards, so that the dog does not associate the reward with the required action.

  • Do not abuse the dog in any way.

  • Not making aggressive movements from the breeder, so that the dog does not realize them.

  • Rehabilitation of the dog in special centers for training dogs at the hands of professionals.

  • One training session should not exceed 20 minutes.