What makes the perfect German Shepherd? Is it structure and coloring? Is it temperament and intelligence? Or sports performance and agility? Most can agree that it is a mixture of these things and that it depends on the potential owner and what they plan to do with their dog. The links and resources on this page will get you started on your journey to the perfect German Shepherd Dog for you and your family. Check out the AKC, and other interesting, videos at the bottom of this page.
Remember that you might see some conflicting information on non AKC websites. This is because people have their different thoughts on the matter and they are entitled to them. As you become more educated and experienced, you will form your own thoughts on the matter as well and they will probably change over time.
The German Shepherd Dog Club of America has a great section on their website that covers the many aspects of the German Shepherd Dog. Everything from breed history, breed standards and characteristics, finding a breeder, buying a puppy, and more are covered.
The German Shepherd Guide is an excellent website dedicated to providing accurate information about the German Shepherd Dog. This site is a great resource for German Shepherd Dog owners, enthusiasts, breeders, trainers, animal care professionals, new owners, and potential new owners. They cover GSD sports, activities, competitions, temperament, and much more. They also list local clubs (like us), events, rescue groups, and breeders.
Shepped is a nice site whose goal is to celebrate this wonderful breed and give you information that will help you form a lifelong bond with your furry friend. If you are thinking about adopting a German Shepherd, they have advice to help you make an informed decision. If you already own a German Shepherd, they will help you learn about training, healthcare, hygiene, and other useful subjects.
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