I’m after a German shepherd puppy
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Pet owners are encouraged to be vigilant about unreliable pet dealers of White Swiss Shepherd. German shepherd puppies are being passed off as White Swiss Shepherds which are sold at a premium price.
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Ranger is a German Shepherd stuck in puppyhood for life. The two-year-old pooch is afflicted with the disease called pituitary dwarfism, thus, he continues to have puppy-like features as he grows older.
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The German shepherd is a relatively modern dog breed developed to have the physical strength and the mental capacity to do all sorts of jobs to help their humans. They have proven time and time again that they are the ultimate working dogs—from herding sheep to detecting explosives to helping in search and rescue.
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Are you thinking about welcoming a German Shepherd puppy to your family? Here are the answers to the 8 most asked questions of the breed that will help you prepare for GSD ownership.