FAQs- AKC German Shepherds Home

We are here to answer any questions that you might have, some questions that people ask:

  1. Q) Do GSD's make good family pets?

German Shepherds are fiercely loyal and turn out to be great companions. They can easily become a part of the family, and if young children learn to respect the puppy as a living being, they can be great childhood partners and companions to grow up with. They are “omega” members, below humans.

2. Q) What traits are inherent in GSD's?

German Shepherds are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and safeguarding nature. They thrive in various occupations such as police dogs, search and rescue teams due to their nasal sensitivities, and support dogs for the disabled due to their calm and steady personality.

3. Q) Can you guarantee my puppy will not have hip problems?

AKC offers a two-year guarantee for moderate to severe hip/elbow dysplasia. Do not return your puppy or put him/her to sleep. No breeder can give 100% guarantee that the puppies will not develop this disorder and there is no way to find out- anyone who claims is false representing; so beware! However, if caught early, there are treatments available for this disorder.

4. Q) What is "socializing" and why is it so important?

Socializing refers to exposing the puppy to differing social situations in order to make it comfortable while interacting with new people, of different ages, races, and sexes as well as different breeds of dogs. Introducing socialization to your puppy at an early age allows it to develop confidence and prevents it from being shy or fearful in front of others.

5. Q) What is the life expectancy of a German Shepherd?

The life expectancy of German Shepherds generally lies between 10 to 12 years. By the age of 5 to 7, a German Shepherd is considered middle-aged.

  • An average size litter for a GSD is six to eight puppies.
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