Meet the German Shepherd of the Week
White German Shepherd
The white German Shepherd is a color variation of the German Shepherd. However, since the AKC-sanctioned shows disqualify white German Shepherds, fanciers have established a separate set of standards and continue to run conformation shows based on their breed clubs.
Feeling that the American Show lines are now endangering the esteemed qualities of the GSD, White Shepherd breeders have in many cases established a distinct line.
But where did the White German Shepherd originate?
Article of the Week
What Is A Miniature German Shepherd? Here’s What You Need To Know!
According to US Service Animals, these dogs are a perfect size for apartment life, averaging under 50 pounds when fully-grown.
What should I expect from a Miniature German Shepherd? You should expect a dog that is intelligent and easy to train while exhibiting a mixture of traits from both the German Shepherd and the other breed or breeds involved in the mixture.
So what breeds make up a Miniature German Shepherd?
Featured Video of the Week
Wolves vs German Shepherds: 9 Major Differences
German shepherds were originally bred to resemble wolves, and their intimidating appearance still resembles wolves enough that they can actually be mistaken for wolves on occasion.
German shepherds share many things in common with wolves, like pointed ears and muzzles, and the same number of chromosomes.
However, they are different in many other ways - GSDs make wonderful companions, co-workers, and pets. Wolves do not.
Paw Hero Story of the Week
Hero Dog Leads Cop To Burning Home
This is an amazing story of a dog leading a state trooper down a rural road to a burning house.
Bill Hiendricks was working in the shed next to his home north of Anchorage (Alaska) when a spark accidentally ignited some gasoline.
As his shed went up in flames, he told his German Shepherd "We need help!"
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Training Tip For Dog Owners
Today we’re going to talk about dogs that don’t listen outdoors!
Surprisingly, most dogs that don’t listen as well outdoors, usually listen pretty well at home.
The reason for this is that dogs can struggle to understand our cues or signals when the context or environment is changed.
The key to success in training a dog to obey you everywhere, whether at home or at the dog park where distractions are everywhere, lies in proofing.
Try teaching in one context or environment, then teach the same thing in another context - one that’s slightly more challenging.
For example, try teaching your dog to lie down in your living room. Then try teaching the same thing in a ‘quiet’ corner of a park. You can advance to doing it on a quiet street, and then a busier one.
Repeat this until your dog eventually listens to your commands in a very busy area.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Start from scratch in each new scenario, as if it is the dog’s first time learning and obeying this command.
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