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  1. Training Our Puppy (basic)
    Hi GSD Lovers! I'm looking to compile a super long list of short mental stimulating games and activities for my puppy. Short sweet and fun. Here's a few I have tried before with my previous pup but I could use a bunch more to do with my current 11 week old rascal.... Find kibble under bowl...
  2. Introductions & Welcome Mat
    Hi everyone! Long time lurker, first time posting. I found the forum back in February when I started looking into getting a pup, and today it's official! Put a deposit down with a breeder and I'll be taking Artemis home sometime in the fall! Cant wait to share pictures!
  3. Breeding - General
    Hey everyone Anyone tried to breed a full black gsd (M) with tan & black gsd (F)? I did that and can't wait to see how the cute puppies!!!
  4. Puppy Behavior
    Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Let me give you the story. I have a 6 week old puppy (7 weeks this saturday). We rescued her from a neighbor who didn't want the puppies or the mother anymore. The dad ran away and they just didn't care for them at all We got her last...
  5. Breeding - General
    East / West German / Czech Breeders... I did a lot of research before settling for a GSD. At first, I wanted Belgium Malinois, but I did a lot of research and understood that this dog isn't for me and I wouldn't be fair with it. Am I a good fit for the dog? For those who might say are you sure...
  6. Choosing A Breeder
    Hello everyone! First-time potential owner, first-time poster as well. I am hoping to welcome a GSD this year and while my primary goal was always to rescue or adopt, I have also been researching breeder options. Quick TL;DR of what I am looking for: - Puppy (I really would love to train...
  7. Finding the Right Puppy
    We are looking for an 8 week old German Shepherd pup in our area which is San Joaquin County... can we get help from anyone that knows of anyone that's selling or adopting GSD pups.
  8. General Puppy Stuff
    Hey y’all I thought it’d be fun to guess what this pup will look like. We’re getting the one closest to mom. We’ve been told their pure gsd but I’m alittle unsure, it’s okay if it’s not as long as its big enough to handle our other gsd. I’ve never seen them look like this before. What do you...
  9. Feeding Our Puppy
    Hi All, I have a 17 week old pup and was wondering if I should be giving him hip and elbow supplements? Was talking to another GSD owner and he suggested to start early, just wanted to get a few more opinions on if/when I should start. Thanks for your suggestions and reading!
  10. Health Issues
    When reading about an otherwise perfect sire I noticed it says "although functionally sound one elbow didn't certify" though the hips are certified 'good' as per the OFA database. How worrisome is this and does this mean he may have/get elbow dysplasia and therefore his offspring will be...
  11. Choosing A Breeder
    Anyone have experience with this breeder? I've searched through and found a couple of posts one or two of which are referred to PM's (assuming bashing). Id love to hear some positives or negatives of the breeder
  12. General Information
    Hello everyone, I plan to get my first GSD pup in this Oct. and I'm looking for a good breeder to make an early reservation. My expectation for the pup is to become a good family companion, neither for working or showing. I did as much research as possible and I contacted two breeders: 1. vom...
  13. Basic Care
    Plan to get a puppy, about not sure about which company should I choose for pet insurance, any recommendations?
  14. Puppy Behavior
    I see a lot of posts about weird walking and figured we could have a discussion about what makes them walk strange in the first few months. I know some are cow hocked or with a large amount of angulation but even the WLs are clumsy puppies. Can someone explain to me why puppies walk so weirdly...