About the German Shepherd Dog:
He is extremely intelligent and make excellent companions and watchdogs, as well as a good family pet, if trained properly by a person familiar with the breed. By training your dog well, and encouraging family members to establish a position of authority over the dog, you will foster a protective, mutually enriching experience for both you and your pet. Obedience training as a puppy is a must. They are excellent protectors of their "pack," often trying to "herd" your family for your own protection. In addition, they do not require clipping or excessive grooming, but they will blow their coats twice yearly. Max Von Stephanitz, the father of the German Shepherd Dog, is quoted as saying that "The most striking features of the correctly bred German Shepherd are firmness of nerves, attentiveness, unshockability, tractability, watchfulness, reliability and incorruptibility together with courage, fighting, tenacity and hardness." With that in mind, and proper training, socialization and exercise, a German Shepherd Dog can make an excellent family member!
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