Are you new to the GSD or just getting your first dog? This section is here to help answer and direct you to the answers to your questions. MEMBERS CANNOT POST TO THIS FORUM.
If you are a new member and would like to introduce yourself this is where to be.
Share photos of yourself and companions here.
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Let your voice be heard on the issues.
Government legislation, breed ban issues, news stories, etc...
Share your favorite dog related web sites, books and videos here.
Life With Our Dogs
Topics that do not fit into any of the other categories.
Share personal stories & experiences with a GSD.
Share special accomplishments, events, traits and characteristics here.
This is the place to wish Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day to our Dogs. Let's celebrate each year of their lives!
Share your memories of the companions & friends we have loved and lost.
Dedicated to Millie and her best friend Donna who stimulated much converstation on the last day. This is the place to ask questions and share experiences.
Get & give info on events and clubs in your, or other, areas.
The Puppy Place
Questions & Advice on the search for the right puppy for you.
Questions & advice on choosing the right breeder.
General forum for questions and comments about your puppy that don't fit elsewhere.
All aspects of puppy training.
Behavior relating specifically to puppies. Is this normal?
All aspects of feeding for healthy puppies.
Information on how to start and feed a raw diet to our puppies.
Discussions on puppy physical development and socialization to bring out potential.
Questions about those ears go here.
Training & Behavior of the GSD
Discussions on the many different methods we use to train our GSDs.
This is the place to ask all those "how do I teach my dog to" sit, focus, heel, etc..questions.
Discussions on what equipment works best for what and where can you buy that equipment? Should you use a prong, halti, or flat collar? Where can you find the right size crate for your GSD? Ask here.
Good or bad? Ask your behavior questions here.
Post any questions or concerns regarding aggression shown by GSDs.
Need help finding a good trainer? Ask others to help you out here.
GSD Rescue Information
These dogs are currently living in High Kill Shelters and need immediate rescue! (Pure Bred GSD postings only)
(Pure Bred GSD postings only)
Questions, comments or anything else related to rescue. (No dog postings please)
Health & Wellness
General questions and comments about your dogs health.
All topics relating to diet & nutrition including home cooked diets.
All aspects of feeding B.A.R.F./Raw diets
Grooming, vet check-ups, spaying & neutering, dental hygiene, etc...
Trade your favorite gourmet recipes here.
Love those seniors, discussions on old age.
All things natural.
For posting hip x-rays for evaluation and education. Photos must by no larger than 800X600.
Questions & comments on the process of becoming a breeder.
Questions and advice on how a responsible breeder handles the pregnancy and whelping and what it takes to raise a well-balanced litter
All aspects of breeding the German Shepherd Dog.
All discussion relate to GSD bloodlines and pedigrees.
The "Breed Standard," includes appearance and temperament. Discussion here.
All questions and comments relating to the genetics of the breed.
To help gain a better understanding of GSD conformation. Please read the rules before posting
Schutzhund/IPO and Protection Sports Schutzhund/IPO; SDA; French, Mondio and Belgian Ring; PSA
All aspects of the sport of Schutzhund/IPO.
For discussion of SDA, Ringsport (French, Mondio, Belgian), PSA and Other Protection Sports
Competing with your dog, discussion goes here.
Anything regarding the sport of herding goes here.
Anything regarding the sport of agility goes here.
Nosework / Scent Work/ tracking/ trailing discussion, all venues welcome.
Discussion relate to the (conformation) showing/exhibiting.
Discuss any dog sports not listed above including dock diving, flyball, skijoring, lure coursing, hiking, biking, etc.
Stories, experiences, information and questions Search & Rescue and the GSD.
Guide, therapy and service dogs add hope to lives. Experiences, comments or questions.
Everything relating to K-9 Cops, their training, selection and......
For dogs working in the military around the world
Everything related to personal protection dogs.
The Café Grab a cup of coffee and have a seat.
Chit Chat & get to know other members here. Discussion in the Chat room is primarily non-GSD related. Any questions, comments or thoughts related to your GSD/dog should be posted to the correct forum. Discussion of politics and similar heated topics is NOT allowed.
Humor episodes, jokes, anecdotes and games. Things that make you smile.
Web Board Testing
Practice posting messages, replies, polls, using html code, UBB code, etc...
Please post questions or feedback with regards to the vBulletin version of germanshepherds.com. We will try to post tutorials here as well.
GSD Classifieds We neither endorse nor stand behind these vendors or their claims/products.
Do you have something you just don't use anymore? Offer your used equipment and items to other members here. Dog related items only, please! There are no sales of dogs on this forum - posts will be deleted.
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