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Best guard dog out there; German shepherd will never let you down. They are very possessive about their families, and they get along with children fine. Because of their supreme intellect among dogs, these require social training. They are cautious about strangers and are always on their guard around them. Although easily trained, poor breeding can lead to nervous dogs, and on top of that, inadequate training puts them at the risk of being extremely aggressive. Your dog might become easily irritable if proper care is not given to it.
German shepherds have thick coats and mostly come in dark colors like black, tan, grey, etc. These dogs are incredibly agile and intelligent. Their muscular body enables them to achieve great physical feats. The long, erect ears are a scary sight for unfamiliar people. They shed twice a year heavily, but on most days, the shedding is moderate. To keep the coat healthy, you should brush it at least twice or thrice a week. It is best to give them obedience train at an early age for better development.
The German shepherd was developed, as the name suggests, for herding. So, naturally, these are outdoor dogs, and they have high energy throughout the day. It is essential to channel their energy in the right direction, or else they become destructive. They are in constant need of supervision, and they require brainy activities to keep themselves engaged. It is best not to level them alone with other dogs in confined spaces.
They need routine and heavy exercises to remain fit. Your usual walk will not be enough for a German shepherd. You can enroll your dog in trick classes to keep it engaged and healthy, and they catch on fast. Taking them for hiking is another way of keeping you and your dog healthy. Their large and powerful physique is meant to be admired, and for that, they must perform ample exercises.