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German Shepherd Puppies for Sale
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Group: Purebred
  • Height: 22-26"
  • Weight: 75-85 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Straight Double Coat
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GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE

Our German Shepherd puppies for sale are versatile, athletic, fearless, energetic, and devoted companions.  Known as a hard worker, the German Shepherd has done every job a dog can do. From leading the blind to bringing down fleeing criminals, they are a highly intelligent breed and easily trained.  German Shepherd puppies are guaranteed to make a loyal family pet with proper discipline and care!

Are you looking for a dog that plays well with children, shows high levels of intelligence, and displays loyalty and protection to its owners?

If that describes what you are looking for, then look at our German Shepherd puppies for sale!

Known for their loyalty, intelligence, and hard-working personality; the German Shepherd is the second most popular dog breed in the United States, behind only the Labrador Retriever.

If you are looking for a loyal companion for your family, purchase your German Shepherd puppy today!

Want to learn more? Read our blog post on German Shepherds or browse our other puppy breeds for sale.

Hard worker – German Shepherds were bred and designed for hard work.  That can be herding cattle, search-and-rescue missions, being used for guard work, or simply playing in your backyard.

Loyalty – They quickly become attached to their owners, including children, and defend them with their lives.

Intelligence – Their high levels of intelligence and trainability is one of the main reasons German Shepherds are widely used in the military, police, and other K-9 units.

Companion – German Shepherd puppies love human companionship.  In fact, they often become moody if they go too long without social interaction.

Athletic – When they are kept in good health and weight, the German Shepherd is one of the most athletic and versatile dog breeds.  Their stamina, body shape, and mass are ideal for more demanding physical tasks.

There is a concern for the aggressive behavior some German Shepherds display.  Much of this comes from improper training or confinement. When German Shepherds are neglected or kept in small areas, they have pent-up energy and frustration which is displayed as aggression.

So how can a German Shepherd be trained to avoid these aggressive actions?

  • Train them when they are young in positive things.
  • Give them daily companionship with their owner, family, or handler.
  • Give them an area to run daily and release energy.
  • Give them a purpose and make sure they are loved.

If a German Shepherd is trained and cared for correctly, aggression is not a problem, and you can spend years with a loyal and well-trained dog!

During the Agricultural Revolution in Europe, herding dogs were used to protect and herd livestock on farms.

Many of these herding dogs were not purebreds, and a German named Captain Max von Stephanitz wanted to change this.  His goal was to create a purebred German herding dog.

In 1899 Stephanitz saw a dog that looked similar to a wolf.  He bought this dog and began a careful process to create the German Shepherd breed through meticulous note-taking, breeding, and watching for negative traits.

As farming communities turned to industry, the German Shepherd became used more for its intelligence in police and military settings.

The first German Shepherd puppy that came to the United States was when Corporal Lee Duncan found a puppy in a destroyed French building during WWI.  This puppy was called Rin Tin Tin and starred in several Hollywood films, helping the German Shepherd’s popularity grow in the United States.

Today German Shepherd puppies are still bred for their intelligence and agility.  This has resulted in high use in the military, police force, and search-and-rescue operations.

German Shepherd adults are usually 22 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 75 to 95 pounds.

German Shepherds have an average lifespan of 10 to 14 years.

German Shepherds are known to be high shedders and are sometimes referred to as the “German Shedder.”

However, excessive shedding and loose hair can be minimized by regular grooming.  It is recommended to groom your German Shepherd a minimum of several times a week, and preferably daily.

Not only does daily brushing remove loose hair and reduce shedding; it also keeps knots from building up in their hair and coat.

A key to grooming your German Shepherd is to start when they are a puppy.  If grooming is done consistently as a puppy, it becomes routine to both you and your dog.

Regular baths are not needed due to oils in their skin.  However, if your dog is dirty due to mud or grime, then give it a bath.  

German Shepherds are subject to hip and elbow dysplasia, a common issue found in many dog breeds.  

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from excessive running on hard surfaces.  This is especially vital when they are a puppy.

There are two specific things that you should watch with a German Shepherd:

The first and most important is your dog’s food intake and weight.  Overweight German Shepherds have more health and joint problems.

A good, quick way to monitor this is the “hands-on test.”  Place your hands on your dog’s back with your thumbs on the spine and fingers on the sides.  Gently press your fingers together.

You should feel the ribs with your hands.  If you cannot feel the ribs, then your dog has an unnecessary layer of fat and may be overweight.  If you see your German Shepherd’s ribs through its coat without touching it, then your dog is underweight.

Secondly, German Shepherds are also prone to degenerative myelopathy, which is a slow paralysis of the back and can lead to paralyzation.  To prevent this, watch for signs of gradual pain or discomfort in your German Shepherd, particularly when walking. If you notice them beginning to limp or favoring a leg, have your vet examine your dog.

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells.  These skin cells are shed by any animal, including humans.

Because of their higher tendency to shed, German Shepherds do create more dander and allergens than some breeds.  This should be considered if someone in your family has concerns with pet allergens.

However, proper and regular grooming and cleaning reduce the number of allergens a German Shepherd releases.

Are German Shepherds from Germany?
  • Yes. German Shepherds were originally from Germany. A German named Captain Max von Stephanitz created the German Shepherd breed through selective breeding, starting with a wolflike dog.  

  • German Shepherds came to the US during WWI, when an American soldier found a German Shepherd puppy in a destroyed French building. He brought the puppy (named Rin Tin Tin,) to America, where it starred in several movies. After this, the breed’s popularity soon took off.

Were German Shepherds originally used as sheepdogs?
  • Yes, for a short time. During Captain Stephanitz’s time, many Germans used dogs to herd livestock, but there weren’t many purebred herding dogs. Captain Stephanitz’s original goal was to create a pure breed of German sheepdogs. 

  • Soon, though, Germany’s economy moved from farming to industrialization, and German Shepherds were not needed as herd dogs anymore. After this, the breed was used by the police and the military because of its intelligence.

Are German Shepherds aggressive and dangerous?
  • Not when properly handled and trained. Often, we think of the German Shepherd breed as aggressive. But the truth is that aggression in German Shepherds is often caused by improper training, their feeling their owner is being attacked, or being pent up in too small of a space. 

  • German Shepherds are high energy, and when they are pent up for too long their energy becomes frustration, which is released as aggression. And any dog can become aggressive when improperly trained. They are also highly protective of their owners and loved ones and are quicker to attack if they sense their owner is threatened.

  • But under good circumstances, German Shepherds are no more dangerous than any other dog. Keep in mind though, that each German Shepherd’s potential for aggression also depends on its individual personality. 

Are German Shepherds hard to groom?
  • German Shepherds shed a lot. This means they need regular brushing to keep the loose hair under control. Other than this, German Shepherds are fairly low maintenance.

Are German Shepherds friendly toward strangers?
  • German Shepherds can sometimes get overly protective of their families and have been known to be somewhat mistrustful of strangers. However, if your German Shepherd is properly socialized at a young age, they will do fine with both strange people and strange animals. 

  • Mainly, you want to avoid making your German Shepherd think you are being threatened, as they may take action.  

Are German Shepherds good family dogs?
  • Yes! German Shepherds are fiercely loyal and love their families, including children. They make great family dogs!
How popular are German Shepherds?
  • German Shepherds are currently the second most popular dog in the United States! They are second only to Labrador Retrievers.

Are male German Shepherds more aggressive than females?
  • Yes, males do tend to be more aggressive and territorial than females.

Are German Shepherds easy to train?
  • Yes. German Shepherds are intelligent and eager to please, and are typically one of the easier dog breeds to train.

Do German Shepherds bark a lot?
  • German Shepherds have been known to bark quite a bit. It comes along with their protective and herding instincts to bark a lot, and they find it gratifying because it burns off energy.

Read Customer Reviews from others who have purchased German Shepherd puppies!

 

Sheila – “My German Shepherd puppy was everything we wanted.  The breeder was very helpful – I would highly recommend this company for anyone looking for the breed they want!