ABOUT THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

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The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to a large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language, sometimes abbreviated as GSD and was also formerly known as the Alsatian in Britain. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep. Since that time, however, because of their strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including disability assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and even acting. The German Shepherd is the second-most popular breed of dog in the United States and fourth-most popular in the United Kingdom.


Lifespan: 9 years – 13 years
Weight: 48.50 pound (22 kg) – 70.55 pound (32 kg) (Female) · 66.14 pound (30 kg) – 88.18 pound (40 kg) (Male)
Height: 21.65 inch (55 cm) – 23.62 inch (60 cm) (Female) · 23.62 inch (60 cm) – 25.59 inch (65 cm) (Male)




General Appearance
The first impression of a good German Shepherd Dog is that of a strong, agile, well-muscled animal, alert and full of life. It is well balanced, with harmonious development of the forequarter and hindquarter. The dog is longer than tall, deep-bodied, and presents an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. It looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or soft living. The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility - difficult to define, but unmistakable when present. Secondary sex characteristics are strongly marked, and every animal gives a definite impression of masculinity or femininity, according to its sex.



Training &Temperament

He is a loyal family pet and a good guard dog, the ideal choice for many families. He requires regular exercise. Training is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a dog owner. Basic obedience training will make your dog a better companion and strengthen the bond between the two of you. Classes—ranging from puppy or kindergarten to adult and advanced obedience training—are available in most cities, offered by local German Shepherd Dog clubs or all-breed kennel clubs. For the more serious owners, there are competition classes and dog shows.  Temperament: Alert, Confident, Courageous, Curious, Intelligent, Loyal, Obedient, Watchful
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Coat
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GROOMING


More brushing can be expected during shedding season. An occasional bath will keep them clean and look their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.



HEALTH
Like all breeds, there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of German Shepherd Dogs are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a German Shepherd Dog can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.





OUR LITTLE HELPERS

Boxer Puppies
German Shepherd Puppies

ABOUT THE BOXER DOG

Although it has reached its greatest perfection in Germany during the past hundred years, the Boxer springs from a line of dogs known throughout the whole of Europe since the 16th century. Prior to that time, ancestors of the breed would hardly be recognized as Boxers could they be placed beside modern specimens. Still, evidence points to the Boxer as one of the many descendants of the old fighting dog of the high valleys of Tibet.

The Boxer is the cousin to practically all recognized breeds of the Bulldog type, and these all go back to basic Molossus blood. Few other strains can claim such courage, stamina,  from this line, emanates the attractive fawn color that has recurred throughout the centuries. 


Size, Proportion, Substance:
Adult males 23 to 25 inches; females 21½ to 23½ inches at the withers. Proper balance and quality of the individual should be of primary importance since there is no size disqualification. Proportion - The body in profile is square in that a horizontal line from the front of the forechest to the rear projection of the upper thigh should equal the length of a vertical line dropped from the top of the withers to the ground. Substance – Sturdy, with balanced musculature. Males larger boned than females.

General Appearance
The ideal Boxer is a medium-sized, square-built dog of good substance with short back, strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. His well-developed muscles are clean, hard, and appear smooth under taut skin. His movements denote energy. The gait is firm yet elastic, the stride free and ground-covering, the carriage proud. Developed to serve as a guard, working, and companion dog, he combines strength and agility with elegance and style. His expression is alert and his temperament steadfast and tractable.
The chiseled head imparts to the Boxer a unique individual stamp. It must be in correct proportion to the body. The broad, blunt muzzle is the distinctive feature, and great value is placed upon its being of proper form and balance with the skull.


Training &
Temperament
They are patient and spirited with children, but also protective, making them a popular choice for families. Their heritage as a chaser of the wild game means that they spend a good deal of time jumping and leaping about, and as young dogs, they are constantly in need of correction to teach them to stay “down.” They need daily exercise. Boxers are highly intelligent but intolerant of repetitious commands that they consider boring - they definitely have minds of their own and are excellent problem solvers

The Boxer was one of the first breeds selected in Germany for police training.


Coat
&
Grooming
A soft bristle brush will help keep the coat in good condition. An occasional bath, especially if they are dirty from romping in the outdoors will also keep them looking their best. Their strong nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

HEALTH
Like all breeds, there may be some health issues like cardiomyopathy and hypothyroidism. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Boxers are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Boxers can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.