Old German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepard is one of the most beloved dog breeds known. Their loyalty and devotion is one of the most cited traits, as well as one of the most desired. But the German Shepard breed, or Alsatian as it’s also known, has far deeper complexities to its nature and build than the distinct loyalty. For breeders, it’s important to be aware of these things. Those bred in America may be more positioned for dog shows and have a calmer disposition. On the other hand, those bred in Germany are often for the dog’s working abilities. Before the dog can be bred in Germany, it must undergo a series of tests to ensure that it lives up to the standard expected of the breed; this makes for a more outgoing and energetic variant.

An important factor of the dog’s general nature is that it thrives in company, attention and stimulus. Breeders ought to be aware of this; as if the dog is left unattended without stimulus material it can become anxious, bored and aggravated. If left too long, the dog will often start creating its own activities through chewing things and digging. Depending on where the dog is left, this has the potential to make for most displeased owners. Ideally, the dog should receive mental and physical exercise on a daily basis. This can take the form of training and commands, with the addition of being able to run and stretch the legs. If you expect that the dog may be left for periods of time...

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