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“Best Dog Ever!”

Written on: 25/07/2014 by JoJac79 (1 review written)

We got a GSD as a family dog when I was about 15. My dad trained her, with no prior experience. I thought he did a great job! She learned to never bark, unless a stranger came into the home (we never discouraged this), she never jumped up and never overly licked people. After reading many reviews, maybe he just did an OK job, because she was so intelligent and easy and eager to train. She used to pull on the leash when she was a pup, but before long, she was heeling nicely. She got along with… Read Full Review

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“My bodyguard "Misty"”

Written on: 02/06/2013

When I was about 8 yrs. old my family were moving into a house my dad had built for us, construction was just barely or almost complete. I was in a part of the house with one of the laborers and our German Shepherd "Misty", out of sight of anyone else. The worker approached me and put his hand up my shirt. I knew this was wrong and slapped his hand away, the instant I did that Misty lunged at the worker biting him right around his belly button. With a surprised look on his face the worker… Read Full Review

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“G S P”

Written on: 15/02/2013

the dogs are amazing i had germandshepards all my lifea dn they are the cutest things and they are very intelligent and my old dog acuually used to open my door … Read Full Review

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Coivall's Comment

Written on: 01/08/2013

A "GSP" is the abbreviation for The German shorthaired pointer. The abbreviation for the German Shepherd Dog is GSD. If you have had GSD's all your life, you would think you would know how to spell their breed name correctly.

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“My German shepherd has been amazing”

Written on: 27/06/2012

Ive never really liked animals because of the chewing house breaking etc. I bought my Gsd with my husband and as soon as he was old enough we brought him home. He literally always went outside never in his cage. Couple accidents inside but he whined to go just we were busy. Great with my 4 year old he loves him they always play together. He is a puppy still about 15 weeks and does snap playing around but not bad. He's Definetly a big part of our family. Just like another big baby. German… Read Full Review

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Written on: 11/02/2013

I got my son a Gsd for xmas he is 5 and my friends son is 11 she is now 13wks old and like yours a few messes now just takes herself out to the toilet. She is gentle with the boys unless they are rarking her up lol, Im finding her very stand ofish to strangers, a lady tryed to pat her today and she went nuts. Im waiting on her 3rd shot to go to dog parks im shocked at how protective she is when strangers get to close to the car and hope this dosent mean she will bite them.MMMMMM

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“great breed”

Written on: 01/01/2012 by tomAZ (1 review written)

Very intelligent and loving breed. great with my kids and after i had shoulder surgery he would come to check on me and it was amazing how careful he was around my shoulder. he would actually heard my other dog away from my shoulder when he thought he got to close. this breed like all breeds will step up and get aggressive with strangers if he or she isn't confident that you are capable of protecting the family. if he/she does have confidence in you then your GSD will relax and only step up… Read Full Review

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“my dog isn't a full German Shepard she is a cross...”

Written on: 11/05/2011 by SaraCollins (1 review written)

my dog isn't a full German Shepard she is a cross bread (with collie we think) she was a bundle of joy since the day we got her we got her at 1 and a half ish from our local dogs home and she is great only downside is she pulls and jumps up on people although that might be cause her previous owners didn't train her from a pup. most of the reviews don't match word for word because its because all dogs (even same breed) are different in there own unique way based on parents, training… Read Full Review

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“Every dog lover will say that their dog(s) are the...”

Written on: 12/09/2010 by Walks Far Man (32 reviews written)

Every dog lover will say that their dog(s) are the best that anyone could ever wish to have and I'm no different!

I owned three GSD's, 1 male & 2 females from 1971 to 1984 and I can say with hand on heart that they were the most dedicated of dogs to their owner.

They were so easy to train and were alert at all times. I still remember with a big grin on my face, the time when my male dog pinned a burglar to the outhouse wall while the other two barked & growled at their quarry when this… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to Walks Far Man's Review

Written on: 01/01/2012

I completely agree that they are easy to train and very alert. My 3 yr old male is also completely obedient and loyal, not to mention very loving to my children. I read a different review that said they were vicious and unpredictable. I couldn't help but laugh, because the only time I have ever seen this is when they were abused or owned by a very timid or fearful owner.the former is tragic and the latter would happen with any bread, because the dog feels it needs to step up and protect a weak pack. This is because it doesn't feel confident that the owner is capable of doing the job. Be a confident/mentally strong owner and your GSD will be exactly what it should be, a faithful and loving companion that will be there for you if things get hairy (pun intended).

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“My scorcher is wonderful. ”

Written on: 29/04/2010 by emmamalakian (40 reviews written)

My scorcher is wonderful.
I rescued her she was 8 at the time.
First day we had her someone stopped us and asked it we could buy her off us because she was a puppy. (which she wasnt).

Since then she has been great company, friendly and very active.
I cant fault her other than when we got her she already had AF bad enough for her to need steriods for the rest of her life.

Great breed I honestly love them… Read Full Review

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“I think German Shepherds are distinctive in terms of...”

Written on: 04/10/2009

I think German Shepherds are distinctive in terms of their attachment and loyalty to their owners. We have only had two, but with both I was acutely aware of feeling protected and safe with them. Although neither of them were aggressive in any way, I sensed that they were assessing anyone who was a stranger, e.g. anyone who even looked at me when I was walking them. I have learned from my mistakes in terms of not socalising one of them enough with children and adults when he was younger, so he… Read Full Review

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“I have had five dogs and my German Shepherd far the...”

Written on: 25/11/2008 by curt42shepards (1 review written)

I have had five dogs and my German Shepherd far the best all around pup. Training, great with kids, cats and not overly aggressive. I have found the dog of my choice. Just remember what you put into your dog is what you get out of it… Read Full Review

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“I have owned German shepherds for 25 years and...”

Written on: 27/10/2008 by lilmmissmuffet (1 review written)

I have owned German shepherds for 25 years and currently own 4 of them. All 4 are easy to handle together on leash in one hand. These dogs do need a strong willed owner willing to be pack leader, their desire to please in second to none in the dog world. You will get used to being constantly watched by these dogs.
Do not get one of these dogs if you are not prepared to train it, or are going to keep it as a yard dog. These dogs will become a member of your family. Mine also remember every… Read Full Review

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Edmund Neethling's Response to lilmmissmuffet's Review

Written on: 06/03/2010

I can only agree. I own 3 at the moment, and I love them more everytime I see them. 1 is 18months, 1 8months and already doing excellent protection work and an 8 week old pup. She virtually climbs into the 8 month male's mouth when they play. He's a very protective boy and I love them all 2 pieces. When out of he's harness he is the most loveable and friendly pup. Any visitor that are welcomed by us, are welcomed by him. The 18 month old bitch I got at 6 months old and she wasn't socialised properly, so I have problems with her, still not trusting anyone except the family. My 8 week old pup already are socialised with lots of people.
<br/>I don't ever want any other breed of dog again.

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“A very loyal, obedient and intelligent dog that needs...”

Written on: 03/09/2008 by chat (1 review written)

A very loyal, obedient and intelligent dog that needs a responsible knowledgeable owner and plenty of exercise. Can be aggressive and temperamental which could be a danger for small children. More suited to mature adult owners… Read Full Review

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“I have had many different breeds of dogs, and after...”

Written on: 27/08/2008 by winday191 (1 review written)

I have had many different breeds of dogs, and after having a german shepherd my family never had another breed - we were set on shepherds. they are without a doubt the most beautiful dogs, so loving, playful, loyal, trustworthy and protective. excellent with kids, I've never been worried about my kids playing with any of my shepherds.

I have been breeding and training shepherds for 6 years and can't imagine life without my shepherds. (I never breed without having found suitable homes for the… Read Full Review

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“I love my German Shepherd Dog to pieces.. I have been...”

Written on: 05/08/2008

I love my German Shepherd Dog to pieces.. I have been brought up by them most of my life and I know that my dog would do anything for me, as well as being loyal is he great with kids (especially the neighbour's) even for his size. Although, he can be very hyper and attacks anything mechanical that moves (cars, forklifts, bikes) in which he has already been hit..
But I would always have a GSD, and hopefully will bring my kids up around these superb dogs… Read Full Review

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“Originally bred to herd sheep, the GSD is one of the...”

Written on: 06/04/2008 by DarkEquine (1 review written)

Originally bred to herd sheep, the GSD is one of the most loyal breeds in the world. Unrivalled in intelligence, these dogs are used in a wide variety of jobs serving the public - such as seeing eye and hearing dogs and airport sniffers, police dogs, as well as great stock dogs.

Fiercely protective of their "pack", the GSD makes a terrific guard dog, without showing such aggression displayed in other breeds. I have witnessed this first hand when I was home alone one night when my parents were… Read Full Review

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“German Shepherd dogs are great companions. I would...”

Written on: 08/03/2008

German Shepherd dogs are great companions. I would start training my puppy from day 1. This is not a dog to leave in the back to yard, it will chew the siding off your house if bored. You have to consider this dog a member of your family, and should be treated that way… Read Full Review

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“Get one very trust worthy and are 3rd most popular dog...”

Written on: 21/01/2008 by walmsleykev (1 review written)

Get one very trust worthy and are 3rd most popular dog in the states… Read Full Review

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“German Shepherd's are very friendly dogs to "friends",...”

Written on: 28/06/2007 by wabbithunter (1 review written)

German Shepherd's are very friendly dogs to "friends", but are also good guard dogs to people who aren't considered friends. I would definitely recommend to a friend… Read Full Review

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“German Shepherds make ideal guard dogs but can have...”

Written on: 22/08/2006 by templd (55 reviews written)

German Shepherds make ideal guard dogs but can have problems with families. They are extremely protective and can also get jealous if they aren't used to children, etc. Very intelligent and perfect if you want a loyal friend and have no children. They do malt a lot too… Read Full Review

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“I have come to the conclusion that German Shepherds...”

Written on: 05/02/2006 by harleyiscute (5 reviews written)

I have come to the conclusion that German Shepherds are an excellent dog they're cute, handsome, cuddly, love company, love children, get on well with other dogs, but can have problems with skin joints etc… Read Full Review

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