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Old 01-13-2014, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pricing fencing for the spring. We're in the country so no restrictions on height.

What is the recommended height for German Shepherds? 5'?
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The rescue I tried to go through wanted 6 feet.
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I'm not getting a rescue so don't care about their requirements. I'm not putting up a 6' in the back. Maybe when we put it in the front, I'll put up the pvc privacy panels but not in the back.
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My part GSD and part kangaroo can clear five feet without batting an eye.

For a jumper I'd have to recommend 6' too. They still may be able to crawl over it, but it'll be harder than 5'.

If you don't have a jumper I'd say you could get away with four feet.
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We went with 6', though I think 5' would be fine unless the dog has a history of jumping fences.
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I'm not getting a rescue so don't care about their requirements. I'm not putting up a 6' in the back. Maybe when we put it in the front, I'll put up the pvc privacy panels but not in the back.
If you don't plan to do any higher than 5 feet, then you already have your answer.
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My male GSD can jump 5' and he's not a jumper by nature... it was just no problem for him to get over. My male border collie can almost jump our 6' privacy.. I'd personally go no shorter than 6' with my dogs.. Definitely privacy because they're both more likely to go over a see through fence. :/
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We have 4ft fences and the dogs are never out there by themselves so it is not an issue.
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alot of dogs will respect a fence, no matter the height

Mine is 5 feet, a couple of my gsd's could have cleared it with no problems, and would at times when I was in the front yard and they weren't.

But then, my other dogs respect the fence and have no issue with even thinking about jumping it..
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I had a 130 rott go over a 6 ft fence; he broke his penis; got uramnic poisoning it killed him! The vet said he saw that happen too horses; but not a dog said he read about it
This dog was never taught to jump. The neighbor had a dog in heat. Bill
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