Corman Shepherd

Country of Origin USA
Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Companion Dog, Watchdog, Guard Dog
Other Names German Shepherd Corgi Mix
Coat Short, Average, Dense
Color Brown, White, Black and Gold
Height 12-15 inches
Weight 20-70 pounds (both Female and  Male)
Size Medium
With pets Good
With other Dogs Moderate
Good for children Acceptable (better with adequately Socialized)
As family Pet Excellent (with proper Training)
For first-time owners Yes
Intelligence High
Barking Low to Moderate
Hypoallergenic No
Behavioral Traits Intelligent, Loyal, Friendly and Alert
Life Span 10-15 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate
Shedding High to Moderate
Brushing Once a Day
Ideal Brushes Slicker Brush, Win- Pin Brush
Sensitivity(Touchiness) No
Tolerant to Aloneness Moderate ( Loves to stay with owners)
Tolerance to Heat Moderate to Good
Tolerance to Cold Excellent
A Roamer Low
A Chaser Low
Good for Apartment Dwelling Good (will require enough exercise opportunities outside)
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Easy to train
Tendency to Obese Moderate
Major Health problems Bloating, Eye Problems, Joint Dysplasia
Appetite Big ( Then tend to eat)
Feeding ¾ to 1 ½ Cup Dry Food
Puppy Price $300-$800
Medical Expense $450-$650
Non-Medical Expense $400-$600

Corman Shepherd is a German shepherd and Corgi mix. It is a crossbreed, and not much is known about its history. It inherits the size of Corgi and looks of Alsatian Dog (German shepherd).

Corman Shepherd puppies are very intelligent and smart enough to amuse their owners. They are very protective of their property and their family members, much like its parents. This quality makes them an ideal watchdog. With their pleasing personality, they are active and also go well with kids and other pets. They are obedient enough but have a craving for love and care from its family. Leaving them alone regularly for longer duration makes them aggressive and suffers from separation anxiety.

German shepherd and Corgi mix puppies are very active and require a proper exercising schedule. Long walks twice a day will be ideal for sufficient time for playtime in a fenced yard or Dogs Park will be adequate. Additionally, providing with puzzle toys will work as a psychological stimulant.

Their dense coat requires regular brushing. Every day cleaning will clean mats and tangles and keep the coat in shape.  Bathe them when they are incredibly filthy. Trim their nails at regularly, long nails will be painful for walking. Additionally, clean their ears every week to prevent infections at bay.

It is a healthful breed with no specific health problems. But there are few problems which it inherits from its parents. They are listed below

Major Problems

  • Eve Problems
  • Bloating
  • Back Pain
  • Joint dysplasia
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Allergies

Occasional Tests

  • Eye checkup
  • Joint and hip X-rays
  • Blood Tests

However, to prevent genetically transmitted health issues, owners must visit veterinarian once or twice a year.

These full grown or puppies are attention seekers, but too much expectation will affect its psychological health. Hence, it is crucial to teach them to stay alone. Start with basics, leave it for 10-15 minutes and gradually increase the time frame, it will adjust accordingly. They are very selfish of their owners, and it needs to be associated with other persons. For instance, if there are two people in the room, make it sit close to both and give it a treat, it will enjoy the presence of another person.  Command training like, “sit,” “yes,” “no,” come,” etc. will help in communication. Obedience training and early socialization will also make lessen their aggression and help to mix correctly with other people.

They love eating, but ¾ or 1 ½ cups of dry foods will be adequate. Homemade food is optional as it contains a high nutritional value. Diving meals into two halves will improve digestion and reduce craving for food.

Reference

http://www.itsdogbreeds.info/hybrid-dogs/corman-shepherd.html

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Shug Dog

Country of Origin USA
Breed Group CrossBreed
Breed Type Companion Dog,
Other Names Pughuahua
Coat Short Straight and even wiry
Color Brown,  Black, Cream, Tan
Height  Male 8 to 12 inches, Female 10- 12 inches
Weight Approximately 14 pounds
Size Small
With pets Very good
With other Dogs Low To Moderate Needs Socialization
Good for children Moderate – Needs socialization and being raised with children
As family Pet Good
For first-time owners Good to very good
Intelligence Good
Barking Moderate
Hypoallergenic No
Behavioral Traits Moderate
Life Span 12-15 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate to moderate high
Shedding Moderate to moderate-heavy
Brushing Brush twice a week to daily depend on shedding
Ideal Brushes Unknown
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Some can be if more like Chihuahua
Tolerant to Aloneness Not  at all
Tolerance to Heat Low to Moderate
Tolerance to Cold Low
A Roamer Low
A Chaser Low
Good for Apartment Dwelling Good to very good, but training required
Exercise Needs Low to moderate
Trainability Moderate
Tendency to Obese Moderate to High
Major Health problems  Heart Problems, Patellar Luxation
Appetite High-quality commercial food
Feeding Not known
Puppy Price $450 -$700
Medical Expense $450-$550
Non-Medical Expense $550-$700

 

When the designers want to create an excellent quality of Pug and German shepherd, they developed Chug, which has the traits of both the breeds. With, broad chest and short muzzled snout just as a pug, the Shug originated. The ears are floppy, and it bears the striking resembles of a pug. The tail get curled at the back.

Just like its parents, this breed is intelligent and is happy, cheerful and friendly. It is an efficient watching, due to the traits which it inherited from the parents. This dog should be socialized, and they share a good rapport with the children. They don’t show much aggressiveness, but there is some amount of stubbornness in them.

shug dog

Walking is necessary for them since they have an active nature. They require sufficient play time. There should be no over exercise since it can cause heart trouble for them. They possess a habit of digging fences, just like the German shepherd. With an adequate number of toys, they will do well in the apartment. It will keep them busy in a big way.

The need for the grooming is low since they shed less. For removal of extra hair, weekly brushing is the key. On a weekly basis, whipping of eyes and ears with moist cotton buds are required. Cleaning of nails and brushing of teeth is done to maintain proper hygiene.

It is accessible to basic training, due to its inherent intelligence. But to tackle the strong-willed nature tactfully, it requires a firm master.

With a nutritious homemade diet, high-quality dry dog food is the need. Checking of nutrition is necessary to check obesity.

 

Shollie

Country of Origin USA
Breed Group CrossBreed
Breed Type Watch Dog, Working dog
Other Names Unknown
Coat Short to Medium Length, silky and smooth
Color Brown, cream, yellow, tan, sable
Height  21 to 29 inches
Weight 70 to 80 pounds
Size Big
With pets Good to very good with socialization
With other Dogs Moderate – Again socialization is needed
Good for children Moderate ( With early socialization)
As family Pet Good
For first-time owners Good to very good
Intelligence Good
Barking Rare
Hypoallergenic No
Behavioral Traits Moderate
Life Span 13-15 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate to high
Shedding Moderate plus seasonal shedding
Brushing Daily
Ideal Brushes Comb
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Very sensitive
Tolerant to Aloneness Low to Moderate
Tolerance to Heat Good to very good
Tolerance to Cold Very good
A Roamer Low
A Chaser Good
Good for Apartment Dwelling No, needs room
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Very easy to train
Tendency to Obese Moderate
Major Health problems  Exocrine, pancreatic insufficiency, bloat, OCD, Epilepsy
Appetite High-quality dry food
Feeding 3- 4 cups
Puppy Price $475 -$950
Medical Expense $485-$600
Non-Medical Expense $500-$600

 

With the past 20 years, Border collie and German shepherd were mixed to form Shollie. But it is unfortunate that we don’t have any information about from whom and when the first crossbreed built. By looking at their parent breed, the German shepherd and Collie we can trace the history in a more close way.

Shollie Dog

With a height of 21 to 29 inches and with an average weight of between 70 and 80 pounds, this mix breed is one of the largest dogs. Though the tail isn’t like that German shepherd, these dogs look similar to them. With floppy ears and smooth and silky coat, this dog seems terrific at first glance.

These dogs are protective, energetic and very industrious. They are entertaining playful and fun loving with family. Seeking the attention of the family is one of the loving and affectionate sides of this dog. Training them is a bit difficult since it is stubborn.

They need to get plenty of activity since these dogs are very energetic. Make them run and play, a yard or big playing area is required. They don’t fit in apartments. Jogging is essential for them. To see that they get mentally challenged and engaged, plenty of tricks and games are the order of the day.

They are moderate shedders, with seasonal shedding. Brushing required at the time of massive shedding. Bath is given as per necessity since it can create an adverse effect on the skin’s natural oil. Teeth are brushed three times per week. A regular groomer should trim the nails. To stop the infection, cleaning of the ear is necessary.

The dog suffers from cataract, congenital deafness, epilepsy, chronic superficial keratitis, hip dysplasia and other diseases.

 

Shepherd Pit

 

Country of Origin US
Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Working and Companion Dog
Other Names German shepherd and American Pit Bull Terrier mix
Coat Short, Single
Color Black, Golden, Fawn, Tan
Height 17-24 inches
Weight 30-70 Lbs
Size Large
With pets Medium
With other Dogs Moderate
Good for children Good (with proper Socialization)
As family Pet Moderate
For first-time owners Not Recommended
Intelligence High
Barking Low (usually Silent )
Hypoallergenic Not Known
Behavioral Traits Intelligent, Aggressive
Life Span 10-12 years
Grooming Requirements Low
Shedding Low
Brushing Once a week
Ideal Brushes Slicker Brush
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Not Known
Tolerant to Aloneness No
Tolerance to Heat Moderate
Tolerance to Cold Moderate
A Roamer Medium
A Chaser Medium
Good for Apartment Dwelling No (due to their size)
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Medium
Tendency to Obese No
Major Health problems Allergies, Hip Dysplasia
Appetite Medium
Feeding 3 cups dry dog food
Puppy Price $450- $800
Medical Expense $500-$1500
Non-Medical Expense $700-$1800

 

Shepherd Pit is a cross between a German shepherd and American Pit Bull Terrier. Actual year is unknown, but it was created during the early 2000’s. It was created to mix the loyalty and intelligence of German shepherd and the power and the fearlessness of Pitbull.

These puppies inherit aggressiveness and fearlessness from its parents and are not ideal for the first time owners. However, with proper socialization, their behavior can be kept under control. They require a patient and experienced owner to handle their daily actions like in Dog’s park while walking etc. They are not excessive barkers and bark when it is necessary and are ideal for silent dogs. Early training sessions will make them calm correct their behavior.

Being highly energetic they require multiple activity sessions. They will love to perform activities like playing hide and seek, agility training, running, jogging, long walks, etc. apart from physical exercise they require mental exercise also which can be provided by providing puzzle toys, training them commands like, “sit,” “come” and many more.

They have a short coat and shed once a year which makes grooming very easy. Brush their coat once or twice a week to maintain shine and to remove dust. Bath them they are filthy or when required. Brush their teeth once a week to up the oral health. Also give attention towards their ears and nails weekly.

shepherd pit

It inherits some health problems from its parents they are listed below.

Major Problems:

  • Demodicosis
  • Panosteitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pannus
  • Insufficiency
  • Hemophilia
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Exocrine Pancreatic
  • Renal Cystadenocarcinoma
  • Nodular Dermatofibrosis
  • Perianal Fistulas
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Cleft Lip or Palate
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Footpad Disorder
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability
  • Cutaneous Asthenia
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
  • Eye Conditions
  • Elbow Dysplasia

Occasional Tests and Diagnosis

  • Eye Examinations
  • Blood Tests
  • DNA for VWD
  • Heart Testing
  • DNA For Pra
  • Full Physical Examination regarding joint movement around the hip and kneecap

However, random veterinarian checkup will keep the puppy healthy and happy.

It is an intelligent breed but requires a firm and consistent trainer to train them. Experienced owners can educate them on their own or else get help from professional trainers. Socialization and obedience training from early puppyhood will correct their behavior.

Three cups of dry dog food or homemade food high in protein will keep up with their protein requirement regularly.

Shepadoodle

 

Country of Origin US
Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Working and Companion Dog
Other Names German shepherd and Poodle mix
Coat Curly, Wavy, Medium Length, Thick and dense
Color Fawn, Black, Brown
Height 22-28 inches
Weight 50-90 lb
Size Medium
With pets Good
With other Dogs Good with proper training
Good for children Very Good
As family Pet Excellent
For first-time owners Very Good
Intelligence High
Barking Moderate
Hypoallergenic Yes
Behavioral Traits Intelligent, Energetic breed
Life Span 12-14 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate
Shedding Moderate
Brushing 2-3 times a week
Ideal Brushes Pin Brush, Comb
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Not Known
Tolerant to Aloneness If left alone for the longer duration suffer from Anxiety
Tolerance to Heat Medium
Tolerance to Cold Medium
A Roamer Low
A Chaser Low
Good for Apartment Dwelling Yes (will need
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Fast Learners
Tendency to Obese High
Major Health problems Allergies, Hip Dysplasia
Appetite Moderate
Feeding 3 cups of dry food
Puppy Price $600 – $1500
Medical Expense $500- $1800
Non-Medical Expense $1000-$2000

 

Shepadoodle is a German shepherd and Poodle mix. The US Army originated it in the 1960s for military purposes. They are a mix of two working dog breeds and have high energy level.

They are very loyal and relaxed breed. They are calm and go perfectly well with children and other pets. They are family oriented and like to spend quality time with its family members. They can work so well in an apartment life but will require adequate space outside to play and exercise.  They are keen to please their owners which make them easy to train.

It is highly energetic and requires adequate activity level to stay fit. Exercises like walking, playing, jogging and other training methods will keep it happy and healthy. They should be walked unless they are calm. Inactive dogs can suffer from obesity. Hence exercise is crucial for mental as well as physical stimulation. Visiting dog pars at regular intervals will not only provide them open space to play but will also socialize them at the same time.

Different dogs have different coats, few have curly, straight, or thick, and depending upon their coat grooming should be done. However, on an average one needs to brush their coat twice a week to prevent matting and to keep it clean and tidy. They tend to suffer from dry skin. Therefore, it is advisable to apply oil on their skin. Bath them when needed, clip their nails when they overgrow.

sheepadoodle

It is a healthy breed, but it tends to suffer from following problems.

Major Problems

  • Panosteitis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Pannus
  • Hemophilia
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Gastric Dilution Volvulus
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability
  • Mitral Valve dysplasia
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Demodicosis
  • Seborrhea
  • Diabetes

Occasional Test

  • DNA test for the VWD
  • Eye examinations
  • Blood tests
  • Full physical Examination
  • MRI scan for the brain & spinal cord
  • Hip and Elbow X-rays

Random Veterinarian visit will keep the dog healthy and fit.

They respond well to training, as they were bred for service. This breed is very easy to train, and positive reinforcement also eases the process. Socialization and obedience training at an early stage will discipline the pet at an old age. They tend to develop destructive behavior which can be reduced through proper training.

Three cups of dry dog food or protein-rich homemade food will be ideal for this breed. For better digestion divide meals into two halves.

 

Rottweiler Shepherd

 

Country of Origin US
Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Companion, Sporting, and Working
Other Names Rottie Shepherd, Shottie
Coat Curly, Wavy,
Color Fawn, Tan, Brown, Black, Mahogany
Height 20-27 inches
Weight 75-115 Lbs
Size Big
With pets Medium
With other Dogs Medium
Good for children Very Good (with proper socialization)
As family Pet Good (with proper training)
For first-time owners Not Advisable
Intelligence High
Barking Moderate
Hypoallergenic Not Known
Behavioral Traits Intelligent, Companion Dog
Life Span 8-10 years
Grooming Requirements High
Shedding High (throughout the year)
Brushing 3-4 times a week
Ideal Brushes Pin Brush, Comb, Slicker Brush
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Not Known
Tolerant to Aloneness Not for a longer duration
Tolerance to Heat High
Tolerance to Cold High
A Roamer Moderate
A Chaser Moderate
Good for Apartment Dwelling No
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Moderate (require a firm trainer)
Tendency to Obese No
Major Health problems Hip dysplasia, Allergies
Appetite Medium
Feeding 3 cups of dry food
Puppy Price $2,500 – $4000
Medical Expense $1500-$3000
Non-Medical Expense $1800-$2800

 

Rottweiler Shepherd is a German shepherd and Rottweiler mix. It is a cross breed, and not much is known about its history. It inherits mixed qualities of both the parents and makes an ideal companion.

This crossbreed is aggressive, but with proper training and socialization, they can become best companion dogs and watchdogs. With appropriate training, they will also mix well with children and other pets. However, their interactions should be checked as while playing either of them can get hurt.  They are not ideal for the first time owners, as they require a lot of time and energy. They develop destructive behavior like digging and barking if they get bored. Their giant size makes them inappropriate for apartment living.

They are full of energy and require great exercising schedule to keep them happy. They need adequate physical and mental stimulation to be happy and calm. They will love spending time swimming, long walks, playing, etc. They are not sensitive to extreme climatic conditions but exercising them in high temperatures will make them weak and might start panting.

They shed throughout the year and brushing them thrice a week will keep their coat tangle free and prevent matting. Bath them when these puppies are incredibly filthy. Ear and nails will need a check once a week.

Rottweiler Shepherd

Generally it is a healthy breed but suffers from few health problems listed below

Major Problems

  • Entropion
  • Cancer
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Ectropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Panosteitis
  • Pannus Hemophilia
  • Progressive
  • Retinal Atrophy

Occasional Tests

  • Cardiac
  • Blood
  • DNA For Vwd
  • Hip
  • Eye
  • Elbow
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Due to their high intelligence level, they respond quickly to every command and tricks. But they are not very easy to train as they are stubborn at times and require a consistent and trainer to teach them. Early socialization and obedience training will make them calm and well behaved.

Three cups of dry dog food or homemade food rich in protein will keep up with its energy level.

Siberian Shepherd

Country of Origin USA
Breed Group CrossBreed
Breed Type Watch Dog,
Other Names Gerberian Shepsky
Coat Thick and soft hair
Color Black and Brown, Red, Blue, Cream, Grey, Golden
Height  20 to 25 inches
Weight 45 to 88 pounds
Size Large
With pets Moderate To Good, Needs Socialization
With other Dogs Good to very good
Good for children Very good with socialization
As family Pet  Very Good
For first-time owners Moderate to Good
Intelligence Good
Barking Moderate To High
Hypoallergenic No
Behavioral Traits Calm
Life Span 10-13 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate
Shedding Moderate to moderate high
Brushing At least twice a week, if not daily
Ideal Brushes Comb
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Fairly Sensitive
Tolerant to Aloneness Moderate
Tolerance to Heat  Moderate – not extreme
Tolerance to Cold Very Good to excellent
A Roamer Moderate
A Chaser Good
Good for Apartment Dwelling No
Exercise Needs Fairly high
Trainability Very good to excellent
Tendency to Obese Moderate
Major Health problems  Cancer, a blood disorder, bloat, epilepsy
Appetite Healthy Appetite
Feeding 25% protein in foods containing grains and 30% of the protein in grain free food
Puppy Price $350 -$850
Medical Expense $485-$600
Non-Medical Expense $930-$1100

Siberian shepherd is a mix breed of Siberian husky and German shepherd. The buyer should check some of the reputable breeders, before buying this cross breed dog. Creation of this breed is done in the year of 1980s, with increasing popularity of hybrid dogs. To understand more about this designer dog, look at the parents which is this case is Siberian husky and German shepherd.

Siberian Shepherd

It is a loyal, intelligent and active dog that is also very social. His calmness and loyalty make him a great family unit pet, but his intelligence, strength, and compliance make him a great work dog also. Used in a variety of roles including search and rescue, police work military, acting, scouting, guard dogs and more. Training is highly successful with them. They can bark a lot though and howl particularly when left alone and they are wary of strangers. As mentioned there is usually a dominant side to them; he will be more like the Husky in temperament or lean towards the German shepherd.

This breed is a playful, loving and gentle one when it leans to the husky heritage. Due to the independent nature, they are loyal to family and can be harder to house train. To establish them as a pack leader, their owners need to be firm. They will not take their protective nature too far, with early socialization.

It becomes very energetic and playful, as it leans to its German shepherd heritage. It needs lots of exercises. They are very vocal. To stimulate the mental activity, it requires physical training and is intelligent at the same time.

This breed requires walk on a daily basis and a tug of war, fetch game healthy. Running and walking is also necessary.

They experience EPI, a blood disorder, eye problem, dwarfism, eczema, joint dysplasia and other diseases.

Labrashepherd

 

Country of Origin USA
Breed Group CrossBreed
Breed Type Companion Dog, Watchdog, Guard Dog
Other Names German Shepherd Labrador Mix
Coat Short Dense, Double, Thick, Water Repellent
Color Brown,  Black, Golden
Height 20- 27 inches
Weight 50-100 pounds (both Female and  Male)
Size Medium
With pets Excellent
With other Dogs Moderate to good
Good for children Good To very good with socialization
As family Pet Excellent
For first-time owners Fairly Good
Intelligence High
Barking Occasional
Hypoallergenic No
Behavioral Traits Loving, Tolerant, Even-tempered
Life Span 10-12 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate
Shedding Constant and Heavier During shedding season
Brushing Daily to remove mats and loose hairs
Ideal Brushes Unknown
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Moderate
Tolerant to Aloneness Moderate To Good
Tolerance to Heat Moderate to Good
Tolerance to Cold Very Good To Excellent
A Roamer Low to moderate
A Chaser Low
Good for Apartment Dwelling Not really
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Moderate needs firm handling
Tendency to Obese Fairly High
Major Health problems  Eye problem, Bloat, DM, and EPI
Appetite All types of foods
Feeding 3 to 4 cups of good quality dry kibble
Puppy Price $150 -$600
Medical Expense $485-$600
Non-Medical Expense $500-$600

In 1899, German Shepherds were bred out of Germany and from local nonstandardized herding dogs. Labradors were brought from England, and then the mix was found on the island of Newfoundland. The size of the head is similar to the lab, with long muscles and dark brown eyes and soft floppy ears. They can retrieve things like hunting fowls and swim near the shore. They possess a great sense of smell.

Labrashepherd

While dealing with strangers, these dogs act very cautiously. They are full of energies, but not as Labrador. She is very kind and even-tempered. She is very cheerful and friendly.

They need lots of mental and physical stimulation, and long walks can help them. They enjoy interactive playing session with Frisbee and ball.

They are average shedders and need reduced maintenance with regular brushing, which will keep the coat healthy and shiny. Check the eyes regularly. Their nails are transparent and hard to clip, and the professional groomer is required.

This breed is prone to allergic infection, diabetes and neurological conditions. They face hip dysplasia and degenerative eye disorder.

Through new training methods, they can master the new tricks. Provide them with a lot of plush toys, so that destructive behavior is not exhibited.

All types of foods are provided, except beef, salmon chicken which can cause allergy. Avoidance of overfeeding is done since they gain weight. With sufficient water, 3 to 4 cups of kibble food is provided.

 

Golden Shepherd

 

Country of Origin Germany
Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Companion, Guard Dog
Other Names German shepherd Golden Retriever mix , German Shepherd Hybrid Dog
Coat Soft and Smooth, Long, Dense and Rough
Color Yellow, Black, Cream, Tan, White, and Golden
Height 20-26 inches
Weight 60-85 pounds
Size Medium
With pets Good
With other Dogs Very Good
Good for children Excellent with proper socialization
As family Pet Good
For first-time owners Yes
Intelligence High
Barking Occasional
Hypoallergenic No
Behavioral Traits Friendly, Intelligent
Life Span 10-14 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate to High
Shedding Moderate to High
Brushing Daily
Ideal Brushes Pin Brush, Wide-Toothed Comb
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Very Sensitive
Tolerant to Aloneness Low to high (Develops unwanted behavior if left alone for a longer duration)
Tolerance to Heat Moderate- Good (needs special care when exposed to extreme heat)
Tolerance to Cold Excellent
A Roamer Low
A Chaser Low
Good for Apartment Dwelling Moderate (require free space to play and run )
Exercise Needs High
Trainability Easily trainable
Tendency to Obese Medium to High
Major Health problems Allergies, Hip & Joint Dysplasia
Appetite Moderate
Feeding 3 cups dry dog food
Puppy Price $200-$550
Medical Expense $450-$650
Non-Medical Expense $900-$1100

Golden Shepherd

Amongst all the crosses, German Shepherd Golden Retriever mix is a devoted companion. This cross is commonly known as Golden Shepherd, it is a mix breed, and not much is known about its history.

It inherits most of its disposition from its parent breed, German Shepherd. It is smart, alert, active which makes them ideal watchdogs. They have a weakness for water sports and can spend long hours in water. They have a pleasing nature which makes them easy to train. Like other German shepherd crosses it is also an attention seeker and if left for longer durations, can suffer from separation anxiety or develop destructive behavior.

They need abundant exercises to use excess energy. Taking them to Dogs Park will offer them free space to play, run and walk freely. Apart from providing them adequate training, it will also socialize them. It is advisable to keep plenty of toys to keep it busy, as they become destructive sitting idle.

Their double medium length coat protects them from extreme climatic conditions and requires frequent cleaning. Brush them twice or thrice a week to maintain its shine and cleanliness. Bath them when necessary, clean ears once a week. They love chewing and offering them dental chews will serve both tasks of cleaning their tooth and chewing. Brush their tooth once a week to maintain oral health.  Trim their nails when they overgrow also clean their ears at regular intervals.

It is a healthy breed but can suffer from few diseases inherited from its parent.

Major Problems

  • Arthritis
  • Hip and Joint Dysplasia
  • Ear disease
  • Degenerative Spine Stenosis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Heart Problems
  • Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Von Willebrand’s Disorder
  • Bloating

 

Occasional Tests

  • X-Rays
  • CT Scan
  • Blood Test
  • Allergy Testing
  • Physical Examination
  • Complete Body Checkup

They are easy to train as they can quickly adapt to new things quickly and also have a knack for learning new things. They require a firm and consistent trainer as their behavior can become a problem in the process. However, positive reinforcement will be helpful in teaching new commands.

Three cups of dry dog food will be adequate to keep up with their energy level. However, one can also provide homemade food rich in proteins.

German Shepherd

 

Country of Origin Germany
Breed Group Purebred
Breed Type Watchdog, Guard Dog
Other Names GSD
Coat Medium to Long double coat, wiry, rough or smooth
Color Black, Golden, Brown, Tan
Height 1feet 10 inches to 2 feet 2 inches
Weight 75 to 95 pounds
Size Medium- Big
With pets Moderate
With other Dogs Moderate
Good for children Excellent
As family Pet Good
For first-time owners Medium
Intelligence Very High
Barking Moderate
Hypoallergenic No
Behavioral Traits Intelligent, working dog
Life Span 10-14 years
Grooming Requirements Moderate
Shedding Moderate
Brushing Twice a week
Ideal Brushes Comb, Slicker Brush
Sensitivity(Touchiness) Very High
Tolerant to Aloneness Moderate (can suffer separation anxiety)
Tolerance to Heat Low to moderate
Tolerance to Cold Moderate to high
A Roamer Not Much
A Chaser Moderate
Good for Apartment Dwelling Low to Moderate
Exercise Needs Very High
Trainability Easy to train
Tendency to Obese No
Major Health problems Hip Dysplasia, Abdomen Swelling
Appetite Medium
Feeding 3 cups dry dog food
Puppy Price $1200-$1500
Medical Expense $800-$1000
Non-Medical Expense $500-$1000

 

German Shepherd comes from the family of herding dogs. In 1800s Captain Max von Stephanitz crossed different breeds from central and northern districts of Germany. The officer spent thirty-five years refining and promoting this breed, and now it is the most preferred dog for military and police units over the world. It became famous in the USA in the early 1900s and became very popular.

German Shepherd is one of the recognized breeds in America. It is an intelligent and working dog. It is known for its devotion and loyalty towards its master, it is also called as “one man” breed as they show serious fidelity towards its owner. They are brilliant and excel in everything they are trained. They are ideal watchdogs and inform their owner if they see any suspicious activity inside its territory. It loves to be with its owner. Hence, it is advisable to raise them in the household and also expose them to family activities.

Being an athletic breed, it requires heavy exercise for mental and physical stimulation. Without adequate training, they can develop destructive behaviors. Long walks with sufficient amount of play time will keep it contended.

It has a medium length double layer coat which is easy to maintain. Brushing its coat twice a week will remove all the dirt and keep their skin shiny and clean. During shedding time, it is advisable to brush frequently it will take out the loose hairs from the coat. Trim their nails when they overgrow and also clean their ears at regular intervals to prevent ear infection.

German Shepherd

Most of the pets are healthy, but few suffer from significant health problems that can be life-threatening, and owners must learn the symptoms to treat them at an early stage.

Major Problems

  • Elbow and Hip Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Bloating
  • Abdomen Swelling

Occasional Tests

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Complete Body Checkup
  • Blood Tests

However, random Veterinarian visit will keep the pet happy.

Early training is crucial for this pet with proper socialization and obedience training. It is brilliant and also an exceptional worker. Training sessions with treats and praises will be more effective.

High Quality food is ideal for this energetic breed. Three cups of dry dog food or homemade food rich in protein and nutrients will keep up with its energy level. Divide the meals into two halves for better digestion.