General Information

This category contains general information about the German Shepherd, from breed history to characteristics.

do german shepherds drink a lot of water

Do German Shepherds Drink A Lot Of Water? How Much Water Do They Actually Need?

Do German Shepherds drink a lot of water? Yes, German Shepherds do drink a lot of water, especially when compared to smaller or sedentary breeds. On average, they drink around 62 to 88 ounces or 1.8 to 2.6 liters of water daily to stay hydrated. Why Do German Shepherds Drink A Lot Of Water? Water …

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do german shepherds kill rats

Do German Shepherds Kill Rats? Should You Worry?

Even though they weren’t bred to hunt, German Shepherds, particularly those that haven’t been trained and socialized, generally succumb to predatory instincts that lead them to chase down, corner, and kill rats.  This behavior unfortunately, puts them at risk for a number of diseases that rats carry. Some of which are fatal and even transmissible …

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how often do german shepherds poop

How Often Do German Shepherds Poop? What’s Normal And What’s Not?

German Shepherd poop frequency varies and generally lessens as they age. Puppies for instance, may poop up to five times a day whereas adults may only do so once or twice. This however, may also change depending on a dog’s dietary habits and the health of its bowel movement. In this article we’ll further discuss …

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are german shepherds prone to bloat

Are German Shepherds Prone To Bloat? The Unfortunate Truth

Bloat, otherwise known as Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a life threatening condition commonly found in large, deep-chested dogs. Given that German Shepherds fit those characteristics, are they prone to this problem? Are German Shepherds Prone To Bloat? Unfortunately, German Shepherds are indeed prone to bloat. As deep-chested chested dogs, they have a higher-than …

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