Remember, having a German Shepherd may be rewarding, but you must be ready and committed to satisfy their physical, emotional, and financial demands.
They are smart and trainable but require frequent socialization. Professional help or obedience training may help train a dog.
Hip and elbow dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, and intestinal issues may influence GSD. Be mindful of these health problems and schedule frequent vet appointments.
German Shepherds are loyal family pets. Your family, including children and pets, should be GSD-friendly.
German Shepherds' traits may not suit you. Check their energy, temperament, and health to discover whether they're family-friendly.
GSDs cost a lot. Consider feeding, grooming, vet care, immunizations, licencing, training, and unforeseen medical expenditures.
German Shepherds are kind and require plenty of attention. They feel bored and anxious alone. Take time for exercise, training, and relationships.
German Shepherds live 10–14 years. You should be prepared to care for your dog through age-related health issues for life.