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German Shepherd Breeders Pensacola FL

The German Shepherd Dog is an enthusiastic herding breed that requires plenty of exercise. This native of Germany makes a good family dog but does require regular grooming. For more information please read on the following article.

PetSmart
(850) 476-7375
6251 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

A Pit Bull's Paradise & Hrdcr
(850) 433-1855
804 W Michigan Ave
Pensacola, FL

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Puppy Shop
(850) 476-9868
5100 N 9TH Ave
Pensacola, FL
Hours
Monday - Saturday 10:00AM to 9:00PMSunday 12:00PM to 6:00Pm

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T's Exotics
(850) 455-3125
1305 Little Creek Cir
Pensacola, FL
Products
Bird Boarding, Exotic Parrots, Macaws, Cockatoos, Avian Care

Puppy Shop
(850) 476-9868
5100 N 9th Ave Cordova Mall
Pensacola FL, FL
 
PetSmart
(850) 994-4363
4735 Highway 90
Pace, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

SunnyKurilians
(850) 438-2475
2707 E Gonzalez St
Pensacola, FL
Products
Kurilian Bobtail Cats
Prices and/or Promotions
$450-$650

Puppy Shop
(850) 476-9868
5100 N 9th Ave
Pensacola , FL
 
Petland
(850) 637-1123
6235 N Davis Hwy Ste 118
Pensacola, FL

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(850) 476-7375
6251 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL

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German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dog is an enthusiastic herding breed that requires plenty of exercise. This native of Germany makes a good family dog but does require regular grooming.

Physical Characteristics

  • Sturdy, medium-sized, muscular body
  • Solid bone structure, but agile
  • Black nose
  • Almond-shaped eyes
  • Medium-sized ears, wide at base
  • Comes in all colors
  • Long, bushy tail
  • Height: 22-26 inches
  • Weight: 75-95 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 13 years

Temperament

  • Direct, fearless, eager, alert, responsive, obedient, devoted, confident, very smart
  • Interaction with people: Good family dog; wary of strangers
  • Interaction with animals: Good with other pets
  • Level of attention needed: Should not be isolated for long periods of time
  • Training: Highly capable learners; can work in a number of specialized capacities; need a special task. Firm obedience training needed as a puppy
  • Bark: Moderately vocal
  • Protection: Good guard dog; very protective

At Home

  • OK for apartments if sufficiently exercised
  • Needs challenges and daily activity

Grooming

  • Sheds lightly but continuously, with heavy seasonal shedding
  • Brush daily
  • Bathe once or twice monthly

Brief History

  • Developed in late 19th century by Max von Stephanitz and other breeders, from long-haired, short-haired and wire-haired shepherd dogs from Wurtemberg, Thurginia and Bavaria
  • Bred to create the ideal herding dog
  • Used during World War I as a war sentry
  • Negative associations with Germany resulted in alternate breed names, including Alsation wolf dog; name restored to German shepherd in 1931

Fido's Facts

  • TV star Rin Tin Tin and other canine celebrities catapulted the breed to American popularity
  • All-white shepherds are now called the American white shepherd
  • Used for herding, guarding, policing, guiding, search and rescue
  • Excels in tracking, obedience, agility, flyball and ring sport
  • Can sniff out drugs and intruders; can alert handlers to underground mines; can detect gas leaks buried 15 feet underg...

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