Bringing home a German shepherd is an exciting occasion. These adorable dogs adapt well, and can be a great addition to the family. However, there is more involved than just bring them home. Just like any other dog, taking care of a German shepherd is a long-term commitment. The dog will be a part of your family and will need to be trained to encourage proper behavior. Training your German shepherd is a must, as behavior can be a challenge to manage.
The standard colors of tan and black come in several pattern variations. The typical German Shepherd dog is tan with a black saddle and mask. This saddle can extend further across the back and is then considered a blanket, or a large blanket if it extends further down toward the belly.
I was always afraid of dogs sniffing me since I was a kid. I always thought that somewhere during the sniffing I would be bitten. Well, sniffing may not be a bad thing after all. Over the years, many researches have been done to find out if certain dogs, such as the German shepherd could detect certain types of cancer. In 1989, researchers first found out that dogs may have the ability to sniff out cancers. Other researches were done, and it was concluded that dogs can sniff cancers such as cancer of the skin, breast, bowel and the bladder. A study was conducted using 2 German shepherds, a Labrador, and an Australian shepherd. It was determined that they could use their sniffing skills to determine if a person has cancer.
Earlier this year, we brought home a German Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix who immediately found a new home after getting a chicken and a rabbit in her first week. She was only six weeks old! So to replace her, we brought home Sasha. She is a beautiful, purebred German Shepherd who at least waited to worm her way into my heart before mercilessly slaughtering – and devouring – three innocent hens in my yard.