German Shepherds love their families and are very loyal and protective, which makes them popular choices. They are very eager and alert. They have a high capacity for learning, are obedient and cheerful and are eager to please.
German Shepherds should not be left alone for long periods of time. They must be socialized and firmly obedience trained from an early age and onward throughout their entire lives. A very firm yet loving attitude is necessary. Usually, Shepherds are not barkers but will bark as a warning of perceived danger.
The German Shepherd Dog does not give affection lightly; they display serious loyalty and fidelity, especially to its owner or main caretaker.
German Shepherds are used for guard work and search and rescue because they are fearless, direct, calm, confident, and intelligent. Aggression and attacks are usually a result of poor breeding or poor adjustment, handling, or training.
German Shepherds tend to have more dominant personalities than some breeds. Classes are extremely helpful. A German Shepherd Dog that thinks it’s the Alpha member of the pack can be difficult to handle or have as a family member.
As a family dog, your German Shepherd will enjoy obedience, agility, flyball, and various tracking activities.
be sure to do extensive research before getting a German Shepherd. Know the pups parents and any other relatives to make sure of the personality. Sadly, some breeders offer shy and nervous Alsatians for sale. These dogs should be avoided at all costs as they can be dangerous. Also, assess the diseases in the lineage.