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Is the German Shepherd Dog Mix right for you?

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The basics:

The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is one of the most popular dog breeds worldwide. Originally developed to herd sheep, they soon demonstrated their abilities in many other jobs, including search and rescue, police, and even military service.

There are so many different German Shepherd crosses and mixes that it's important to approach every GSD mix as an individual. However, as a general rule, if the German Shepherd characteristics dominate (if it looks the most like a German Shepherd), you should expect an intelligent dog who benefits from an involved owner who can channel their pet's energy. Properly trained, GSD mixes are caring and alert family dogs. However, this mixed breed dog is not the right pet for the person who just wants to put a dog in the backyard to bark at intruders. This breed is for someone who has time and energy to channel the energy of a highly intelligent animal who needs to feel useful. A bored German Shepherd could become a problem dog.

Appearance / health:
If your dog looks more like a German Shepherd than its other mixed breed parents, it's worth being aware of some of the health conditions that can affect German Shepherds, such as:

  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Digestive ailments
  • Congenital heart disorders
  • Panosteitis
  • Gastric torsion (bloat)

Behavior / temperament:
Any mixed dog must be considered as an individual. However, as a general rule, if the GSD traits dominate, expect a strong, intelligent, and highly responsive dog who does best in confident, accomplished hands.

wonderful

friendly personality, protector, exceptionally fast learner, trainable dog, loyal companion

challenging

aggression issues, dominance, puppy phase, unfamiliar people, dominant dog

interesting

obedience training, constant exercise.Be, energetic dog, agility training

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German Shepherd Dog Mix

From Amanda Clark Jun 12 2018 3:48AM

5/5

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