What should I know about my male German Shepherd?

Male vs. Female German Shepherds

German Shepherd Traits Male
More Dominant
More Aggressive
More Possessive of People
More Possessive of Property

How old should a 10 year old German Shepherd be?

10-year-old German Shepherd Unfortunately, a German Shepherd’s expected lifespan is between 9 and 13 years old, and their time left here is getting short. It is common for German Shepherds to face arthritis, skin problems, decreased activity, dental issues, weight gain or loss, or even cancer at this age and older.

What are the Golden Rules for German Shepherds?

Use these 7 Golden Rules when teaching your German Shepherd to make training easy and fun but above all successful… Your German Shepherd comes from a long bloodline of working dogs. In the case of the GSD, the breed-specific function is herding and guarding. German Shepherds also make excellent sniffer dogs and excel in search and rescue.

Do you have to exercise your German Shepherd every day?

The short answer is “Yes”, German Shepherds are exceedingly active, high energy dogs and require large amounts of movement every day of energy burning activities. When it comes to exercise and your German Shepherd, the more the better.

How old does a German Shepherd have to be to stop eating dog food?

8-Month Old: German shepherd of this age are capable of abandoning dog food once and for all and lean more on live ingredients. 1-Year Old: 1-year old German shepherds will have a slower metabolism. This will result in less feeding amount and frequency.

When is the last time you feed your German Shepherd?

The last feeding should be a few hours prior to your puppy’s bedtime to avoid night time accidents. Around the age of 9 to 12 months, you can transition to twice daily feedings in the morning and in the evening.

Which is bigger a German Shepherd or a GSD?

For example, canine researchers now know that male German Shepherd puppies typically grow up to be quite a bit heavier and taller than female GSD puppies. So if you are caring for a boy puppy, your pup may eat more and grow faster than if you were caring for a girl puppy! Also, your puppy’s parents can influence adult size regardless of sex.

Can you feel the rib cage of a German Shepherd?

During appropriate weight gain as your puppy grows, you should be able to feel but not see your puppy’s rib cage. Err on the side of leanness unless your veterinarian specifically directs you otherwise. Another common question new puppy owners often ask is, “How long should I feed my German Shepherd puppy food?”

How much food to feed a 9 month old German Shepherd?

9 months to 12 months old: Offer between 2 cups and 2½ cups of food at each meal. 12 months old: Offer 2½ to 3½ cups of food at each meal. Figuring out how much to feed a German Shepherd puppy often boils down to simple observation and asking the right questions, such as: How hungry is she at mealtimes?