Do German shepherds hold grudges?

German Shepherds in general are sensitive dogs towards their handler and family and will often hold grudges if mistreated while others will try to defend themselves if they feel as though they’ve been mistreated by their owner or family member.

Are German shepherds good with friends?

German Shepherds aren’t known for their outgoing, I-love-everybody nature. In fact, the breed standard obliges them to have “a distinct personality marked by direct and fearless, but not hostile, expression, self-confidence and a certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.”

What do you need to know about German Shepherds?

Top 10 Facts About German Shepherd Dogs. 1 1. German Shepherds will explore everything with their noses. 2 2. GSDs are incredibly smart. 3 3. German Shepherd Dogs are protective of their loved ones. 4 4. GSDs provide constant companionship. 5 5. German Shepherds are known as a mouthy breed.

When do German Shepherds lose all their fur?

According to the breed standard, the ideal GSD has a double coat of medium length with an outer coat that’s as dense as possible. That makes for a lot of fur! Not only do these dogs shed continuously, they also blow their coat (lose all their undercoat) twice a year, in the spring and fall.

How did the German Shepherd breed get its name?

Dating back to 1899, the breed (known as Deutsche Schaferhunde in German) was established in Germany by Captain Max von Stephanitz and other breeders. Using only the very best dogs, they developed a breed known for confidence, intelligence, loyalty, and courage.

How old should a German Shepherd puppy be to be a watch dog?

I get calls from dog owners all the time who can’t understand why their dogs aren’t good watch dogs, protection dogs, obedience dogs, whatever. One typical call was from a man who had a six month old GSD puppy. He had purchased the pup specifically to train in Personal Protection.

Is it OK to let a German Shepherd puppy go?

However, that doesn’t mean you should let it go. What might be cute in your small puppy will get harder and stronger as your dog grows up. Training your dog not to chew your hand or the furniture is essential with this breed. Teach your German Shepherd to channel those instincts safely and appropriately.