German Shepherds have been described many different ways; loyal, obedient, beautiful and intelligent are a few that immediately come to mind. But, when it comes to making a selection about a pet for yourself or your family, it's time to do your homework.
The main issues to consider and research are size, energy level, grooming requirements, health issues, environment, training and the fact that you are committing to care for the dog for the duration of its life.
Thanks to the folks at Animal Planet, you can get some of your questions answered by watching these video clips about the German Shepherd breed.
The first video is from the show Breed All About it:
The second is from the show Dogs 101:
The breed of dog you choose should not only be based on its personality and characteristics, but your personality and lifestyle as well. While dogs and puppies may be cute and cuddly, it is still a living creature that needs food, water, shelter, love and sometimes medical care.
If you think the German Shepherd Dog is right for you, please visit our website and check out the available dogs. Our adoption counselors will help you find one whose style matches yours.