Perfection – or Personality?

While breeders may try to produce show-quality specimens which conform as closely as possible to the breed, individual dogs will deviate in certain ways from the ideal. However, a winning character is certanly the most important quality for a good companion, and idiosyncratic features are often endearing. puppy has lopped ear which will probably, but…

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German Shepherd Coat Colors

The Genetics of German Shepherd Coat Colors Concerning German Shepherd coat colors and various coat patterns the breed standard from the SV specifically states that: “The color of the GSD is in itself not important and has no effect on the character of the dog or on its fitness for work and should be a secondary consideration for that…

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History

Do you know who Max von Stephanitz is? Chances are, if you do, then you are a German Shepherd owner, or are at least very familiar with the German Shepherd Dog breed. So who exactly was von Stephanitz? All the information that I found about Max states that he was born to a wealthy family in Germany. Ultimately, he became a member of…

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