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Why the German shepherd dog, they are protective,and as for me my best frind
The German shepard
The guard dog
I have owned several dogs in my life time, mostly coon hounds, and rabbit dogs, which I will blog about in another blog. The one breed that I have a special passion for is the German Shepard. The first German Shepard I owned, I was in my very early twenty's, I was at work one night and a co worker and friend of mine, Bob Pate Told me that someone had offered him a German Shepard puppy and he took him on a whim,not thinking he rely didn't have the means to keep him. He knew I lived in the country and had enough land to let him run and play, he also knew I loved animals, so he asked me if I would like to have him, my eyes lit up, sure I said I would give him a good home. After work that night I got my new puppy, I had asked my cousin if she minded if he rode home with us, She was my ride to and from work at the time. She said that's fine she liked puppy's too.
He looked just like the one in the middle
The German Shepard breed
Before we got half the way home, Duke, that's what I named him, up chucked all over my lap, well needless to say the smell triggered an instant gag reflex from me, before my cousin could even get pulled over to the side of the road. She wasn't a happy camper.As time went by Duke and I became very close, he was what they call a one man dog. He didn't like to be around a lot of people, he was very protective over me. That is the German Shepard nature,all though they were originaly breed for working dogs used for herding sheep, and later do to there intelligence and temperament, they were used during the war for red cross dogs, messenger dogs,supply carriers, and tracking and guard dogs.The first German Shepard dog was exhibited in america in 1907,The first championship award was given in 1913, The German Shepard dog club of america was formed with only 26
My German Shepard Dokota
Temperament of the breed
The German Shepard's are very self assured,they have an eagerness to please there masters. and They also have a great willingness to learn. They are a very loyal breed and bond with family members that they are always around. But they do tend to be over protective of there family and there surroundings. If you take them out and about a lot when there a puppy, and get them used to people being around you and other family members, they will be socialized, and wont have the aggressiveness towards strangers.All though you can send them to obedience class, and train them to attack on command. I trained Duke to attack, simply by walking up and down the railroad tracks near my home and thoroughing rocks up ahead of him in the bushes when he wasn't looking, and then his ears would perk up and he would be in the attack mode, and I would pat him on the side and say seek" seek"seek em" boy, and he would get so exited and jump in the honey suckle looking every wear for something to attack.Iwant to offer a training tip I learned a long time ago . It is easy to create a bad habit and ten times harder to break one. Thank you for reading my hub and God bless you.