It is important to pay attention to the dog’s size to determine whether you will have room for them in your home. Once you have decided you will be able to care for a large companion, be sure to observe their demeanor, their energy level, and temperament to determine if you will be able to form a bond with your new loyal companion.
Upon request we can crate train and house train a puppy. A working line adult protection dog will be fully trained by a professional handler.
As puppies, German Shepherds have soft cartilage that isn’t strong enough to hold the weight of their big ears. Most German Shepherd puppies’ ears stand erect naturally, once your puppy is done teething or around 5 months old. We recommend pig ears for puppies to chew on, as chewing helps the ears develop. Until then, a puppy’s ears may stand up and flop down again or present floppy tips only.
Before adopting a German Shepherd, you should be aware that they are large dogs. While males typically stand between 25-29 inches and weigh between 70-100 pounds, females are slightly smaller weighing in at approximately 55-75 pounds.
The average life expectancy of a German Shepherd is between 7-13 years. Daily exercise and regular checkups at the vet are extremely important for the health of your pet. The best way to ensure that your loyal companion lives a long and healthy life is to keep them mentally and physically engaged.