Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads? Do You Love German Shepherd Head Tilts?

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads? Do You Love German Shepherd Head Tilts?

Do you love it when your German Shepherd tilts his head? But why do dogs tilt their heads?

German Shepherd dogs are gorgeous and regal dogs. They’re sweet, tough and smart – making them the perfect dogs that they already are. But let’s admit it, we can’t help but adore them even tilt their heads!

You probably noticed your German Shepherd do this adorable act when he hears something odd or new, or when you’re having a conversation with him. Dogs tilt their head for various reasons and looking cute while doing it just an extra. Here are some reasons why dogs tilt their heads.

 

Your German Shepherd tilts his head to find the source of a sound

German Shepherds have one of the most acute sense of hearing. Their ears are very strong and they are curious and wary about their surroundings. Whether it’s a footstep or a squeak, any odd sound can pique our German Shepherd’s curiosities – one of the reasons why German Shepherds make the best watch and guard dogs!

Your German Shepherd may tilt his head as a reaction to strange sounds. This process is known as triangulation, in which your Germans Shepherd or any other dog’s ears function and work as stereo receivers.

Dogs will often stop and tilt their heads upon hearing an odd and unfamiliar sound and they do this to locate the source of the sound. By tilting his head, your German Shepherd’s brain counts the delay between the time the sound reaches the ear that is nearest to the source of the sound and the time when the sound reaches the ear farthest from it. Your German Shepherd’s brain does this to estimate the distance of the sound and find where it is coming from.

 

Your German Shepherd tilts his head because he’s trying understand what you’re saying

Sometimes, your German Shepherd would tilt his head when you talk to him. In the Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Steven R. Lindsay shared that when a dog listens to a human’s voice, the dog is trying to decode or determine any familiar tones or words that he can associate with something that he likes like car, food, or walk.

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Just like all dogs, your German Shepherd’s middle ear muscles are controlled by the same part of his brain that controls his facial expressions and head movement. So if your German Shepherd tilts his head when you talk to him, he is doing two things:

  • Trying to understand what you’re saying,
  • And he’s telling you that he is listening.

 

Your German Shepherd tilts his head to see your face easily

According to a study published by Dr. Stanley Coren in Psychology Today, sometimes dogs tilt their heads to see their owners better so they could understand their facial expressions, body language, and eye movements.

Five hundred and eighty-two dog owners participated in Dr. Coren’s study and 186 of them have dogs with flatter faces.

  • Only 52% of the owners of flat-faced dogs reported regular head tilting;
  • 71% percent of the owners who have dogs with long and large muzzles reported that their dogs often tilt their heads.

The Different Types of German Shepherds: Which One Should You Get?

What are the different types of German Shepherds?

If you’re planning to get a German Shepherd dog of your own, it is important to research about the breed. While all dogs are lovable and loyal, their appearance, temperament, energy levels, and activity vary.

It may or may not surprise you but sometimes these factors may also vary in any breed – just like the German Shepherds.

The different types of German Shepherd Dogs

There are 5 different types of German Shepherds. These types of German Shepherds are the same breed we love and adore but the distinction helps can help future owners and trainers which GSD’s are better suited for different roles and jobs. Here are the different types of German Shepherd dogs:

American show lines

The American show line German Shepherds are also called the AKC Lines. These are the German Shepherd dogs you see strutting their stuff at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. These German Shepherds are bred for show and conformation, and are evaluated for their color, movement, built, angulation, size, and overall “GSD” look.

This type of German Shepherds is generally taller and longer than European lines. They come in different colors, too, like:

  • Black and tan saddle,
  • Bi-color,
  • Solid black,
  • Sable,
  • And solid white.

The pigment of American show line German Shepherd’s coat is typically lighter than European GSD’s. Cream, light tan, and silver are more common than the tan and red coats of German show lines and working lines.

This type of German Shepherd is generally more laid back. They also have lower drive and less energy than working lines.

American show line German Shepherds make good family pets. Eager to please, they also do well in tracking, obedience, agility and herding. Compared to working lines, American show lines are active and have lesser strength – some traits that do not really make them suitable for personal protection or law enforcement. But there are a few do well in these fields.

West German show lines

The Western German show line GSD’s are known for being handsome. They look stunning but they’re not just bred for beauty or conformation to breed standards.

The rules of Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde e. V. or Club for German Shepherd Dogs Inc., which is the original German Shepherd Dog club and breed registry in the world, govern this breed.  Each dog in this line is required to have a working title—like Schutzhund or German for “protection dog”— and health clearance for hips and elbows before he or she is allowed to pass on his or her genes.

Unlike the American show line, the Western German show line can do great both as protectors and family pets. Western German show lines are not lazy. In fact, they need a lot of exercise, training and socialization.

West German working lines

The West German Working line GSD’s are the closest representation of the German Shepherd dogs developed by Max von Stephanitz. Stephanitz is the person credited for developing the breed and the one who set the breed standard’s guidelines. He was also the first president of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde, also known as S.V..

The West German Working line’s main focus is on stable temperament, high and strong drives, and excellent working ability. Aside from the line’s working ability, the West German working line is also bred for their stunning looks.

The West Germans prefer calmer demeanor and perfect colors. The back of West German working lines are also more sloped than the DDR/East German working lines – but they remain as energetic and active as the DDR/East German working lines. In West Germany, health evaluations were not as strict so this line may encounter more health problems than their East German lines.

This type of German Shepherd excel at different sports and jobs such as guarding, protection, and search and rescue.

Although West German working line German Shepherds have a strong drive, they know how and when to stay calm and settle down, this trait makes them amazing pets for an active family.

East German DDR Working lines


East German DDR Working lines

Post-WWII, the Berlin Wall separated East Germany and West Germany so the trade outside was ceased. This led to the preservation of the DDR/East German working lines’ lineage. This type of German Shepherds was originally bred for military purposes. That time, the government took control of this working line – protecting and insulating it from outside influence.

Each puppy of each litter is also inspected, tested, and examined for proper bone structure, coat quality, temperament, etc.

This line also undergoes physical tests including:

  • Scaling a straight wall of 1.5 and 1.8 meters;
  • Walking on a balance beam;
  • Searching 10 blinds ;
  • And completing a series of tracking tests.

This type of German Shepherds is bred to endure terrible weather conditions and long working days. Their main purpose was to patrol territory borders, but they also worked as tracking and attack dogs.

These dogs had to have lasting endurance and athleticism. Unlike show lines, they also tend to be more aloof and defensive.

Czech Working lines

This type of German Shepherd originated from communist Czechoslovakia. The Czech Working line German Shepherds were bred mainly for border patrol work. The original and the development of breeding the Czech working happened in the Pohranicni Straze kennel of the Czechoslovakian Army.

These German Shepherds are known for their phenomenal working drives. They are also more agile and intense than other lines. Most of these dogs were remnants from the former East Germany.  However, the dogs from the Czech Socialist Republic were also used in this strict breeding program.

Like the East German Working line, the Czech Working line is powerful and agile. Their coats also have dark pigments. These dogs are bred for stringent work and can excel in agility, obedience, and protection jobs.

Why are there different types of German Shepherds?

After World War II, the German Shepherd dog breed became hugely popular. For the first few decades, the American and European lines have only little differences in their physical or mental characteristics.

That time, European dogs even performed well in the show ring and conformation shows. Also, there were many breeders who cross-bred their domestic lines with those of imports so it’s really hard to tell the line of an individual German Shepherd unless you know what continent the he or she hailed from.

Decades later, the breeding practice began to change. The interpretations of the breed standards also started to vary in accordance with the preferences of show/competition judges, breeders, and exhibitors. The preference of show judges led the American show lines to deviate from the original breed standards set by the German SV.

Since then, the focus of breeding deviated from the original purpose of the breed. American show line breeders mostly focused on the appearance, exaggeration of the rear angulation, and the “flying trot.”

After generations of breeding, the show line German Shepherds – especially the American show line —  look significantly different from the original GSDs. Due to these noticeable differences, many European GSD fanciers sometimes call these German Shepherds the “American Shepherd”.

FAQs about Ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds


Ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds is more common than other breeds. German Shepherds also have the highest mortality rate compared to other dogs affected by the disease. As a herding breed, German Shepherds spend a lot of their time outdoors and they are very likely to pick up ticks, which are the most common carriers of the bacteria causing ehrlichiosis in dogs.

What is ehrlichiosis?-

Ehrlichiosis is a disease that is caused by a type of bacteria called Ehrlichia. The most common type of ehrlichiosis in dogs is the Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (CME), which is caused by the bacterium Ehrlichia canis or E. canis that targets and infects monocytes, a type of white blood cell. CME produces the most severe infection, especially in German Shepherds.

According to the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat written by Stephen Ettinger and Edward Felman, CME was overlooked until the 1970s, when a distressing number of cases were reported in German Shepherds during the Vietnam War. Veterinarians are of the view that this disease is arguably the equivalent of dengue fever in humans.

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Are German Shepherds at an increased risk?

Ehrlichiosis seems to have more severe effects in German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers than other breeds. German Shepherds also have the highest mortality rate compared to other dogs with CME.

What are signs of ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds?

If your German Shepherd has ehrlichiosis, he may exhibit one or more of the following signs and symptoms.

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Depression
  • Appetite Loss
  • Lethargy
  • Edema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Weight Loss
  • Coughing
  • Pale mucous membrane
  • Unusual bleeding (ex. nose bleeding, bruising or abnormal bleeding under the skin, etc.)
  • Enlarged belly (that may be caused by enlarged spleen or liver)
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Skin ulcers
  • Limping due to muscle stiffness or pain
  • Greenish discharge from eyes and/or nose
  • Anemia
  • Jaundice

What are different phases of ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds?

Different symptoms occur depending on your German Shepherd’s immune response and the phase of ehrlichiosis your German Shepherd is in. The disease has three phases – acute, subclinical, and chronic.

  • Acute Phase -The acute phase of this disease happens 3 to 5 weeks after the tick bite.
  • Subclinical Phase – The subclinical phase can last for months and years without showing any symptoms.
  • Chronic phase – Even with treatment, dogs in the chronic phase of ehrlichiosis find it hard to recover from the illness. Some dogs experience recurrent Ehrlichia infection while some die from weakness, internal bleeding, massive hemorrhage, or other secondary infections.

How is ehrlichiosis treated?



Your veterinarian will check your German Shepherd for clinical signs and may ask a few questions about changes in his behavior, history of tick bites/infestation, outdoor activities, and the parasite preventative history.

After an assessment, blood tests are often done to determine your German Shepherd’s condition. Dogs with ehrlichiosis often show low platelet count, high liver values, and anemia. In some cases, low white blood cell count number is also seen.

Ehrlichiosis confirmatory tests, such as antibody tests, indirect immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) test, and ELISA test, are also used.

The treatment starts once the disease is confirmed. Treatment of ehrlichiosis in dogs includes antibiotics, immune system boosters, and other medications to ease the symptoms. Vitamin K is also recommended if your German Shepherd has a low platelet count. If blood cell counts are extremely low, blood transfusions are needed.

The antibiotic doxycycline and other tetracyclines may be used to treat this disease. Doxycycline is considered the best medication to treat ehrlichiosis because it can get into the bone marrow to kill the bacteria.

If your German Shepherd is treated during the acute phase, his condition should improve in 24 to 48 hours of receiving the first dose of treatment.

In some cases, the E. canis bacteria are not entirely wiped out of the dog’s body. Dogs, who experience this issue, have to undergo prolonged antibiotic treatments. Depending on your German Shepherd’s case, the veterinarian may advise on using different antibiotics.

 

How to prevent ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds?

No vaccine can protect your German Shepherd against ehrlichiosis. A dog, who has recovered from ehrlichiosis, only gets temporary immunity from it. He can still catch the disease after a few months.

The best way to prevent ehrlichiosis in dogs is to prevent exposure from ticks. There are many tick repellent products available in pet stores, including spot-on treatments, tick collars, powders, and soaps. The monthly spot-on treatment is recommended especially if your German Shepherd spends a lot of his time outdoors.

Make sure to keep grass and bushes trimmed especially if you live in an area where ticks are a problem. You may also consider treating your home and yard for ticks regularly.

Teaching Your German Shepherd the Look Command

Teaching Your German Shepherd the Look Command

By teaching your German Shepherd the Look Command, you can help him or her focus during training. Teaching this command also helps establish your role as the leader and encourages your German Shepherd to ignore distractions.

Teaching your German Shepherd the Look Command is important, especially for training for shows, sports, and working titles. While calling your German Shepherd’s name should get his attention quickly, it might not work well to keep his or her attention. By using the Look Command and positive reinforcement, you are telling your German Shepherd to focus and be more serious about what he is going to do next.

In teaching your German Shepherd the Look Command, you will need treats and a clicker. It is best to train in a quiet area, away from any distractions.

 

Teaching Your German Shepherd the Look Command

Teaching your German Shepherd the Look Command is easier if he or she knows his name. Check out the following steps:

  • Call your German Shepherd’s name and say “Look”.
  • As soon as your German Shepherd looks at you and gives you eye contact, click the clicker, and give him or her a treat.
  • Repeat the steps until your German Shepherd gets it and until you are finally able to omit his name in the command.

If your German Shepherd is still young and does not respond yet to the name you gave him or her, then he or she will need more encouragement.  When teaching your German Shepherd the Look Command when he or she still does not know his name, please do the following:

  • Hold a treat in front of your German Shepherd.
  • Bring the treat a few inches away from your face to lure him to look at you.
  • When your German Shepherd looks at your face and stares, say “Look”.
  • Reward your German Shepherd with a treat and click.
  • Repeat every few hours until your German Shepherd learns the command.
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After more practices, your German Shepherd should easily learn the Look Command. If you are already confident with your German Shepherd’s knowledge of the command, you may make the command more challenging by practicing it in a place where there is more distraction – like the park, pet store, or the yard.

Do note that dogs, especially young puppies can get pretty uncomfortable with prolonged eye contact. Just start with only a few seconds of staring – gradually increasing the time of eye contact  in each session. You can also teach him to break off the eye contact by telling him “Okay”, then looking away. Do not forget to reward him after that

How to Remove Dog Pee Smell

How to Remove Dog Pee Smell

So your German Shepherd peed on the carpet again, and you’re at your wit’s end thinking of ways to remove dog pee smell from it.

Whether your German Shepherd is potty-trained or not, knowing how to remove dog pee smell is something you’ll find very helpful. There are different ways to remove dog pee smell from your home without the need to use harmful chemicals that can make your German Shepherd sick.

Cleaning Up Fresh Urine

If your German Shepherd had an accident on the floor, then consider yourself lucky because cleaning it will be as easy as 1 2 3.  But if your German Shepherd pees on the couch, the bed, or any other soft furniture, it can be a problem. To clean dog pee and remove dog pee smell from it, you must first blot the spot where your GS peed. Absorb as much pee as you can using a towel.

Fetch a pail of water and sprinkle a little bit of it on the pee spot. Then, put a few drops of mild soap on it.

Solutions to Remove Dog Pee Smell

Sometimes, dog pee can still linger even after using washing the spot with soap and water. So aside from blotting and soaping, you may need to use a solution to make the dog pee smell go away. Here are some solutions you can make in your home to get rid of dog pee smell.

Mixture of Vinegar-Baking Soda

The vinegar-baking soda solution is perhaps the easiest mixture you can make and use to get rid of the dog pee smell. To make one, prepare the following:

  • 4 tablespoons of Baking Soda,
  • 2 cups of White Vinegar,
  • 2 cups of Water,
  • Mixing Bowl,
  • Spray Bottle (optional).

After blotting up the pee and washing it with water and soap, mix 2 cups of lukewarm water and 2 cups of white vinegar in a big bowl. Slowly, add 4tablespoons of baking soda. Add one tablespoon at a time as the solution will likely cause a fizz. Wait for the fizz to subside. Then, pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the pee spot.

Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and blot it up again using a towel. If you do not have a spray bottle, you may choose to pour the solution on the pee spot directly.

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Mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Mixture

The mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda also helps get rid of dog pee smell. After all, Hydrogen Peroxide can break down urine crystals and is effective in removing stains.

To make this mixture, prepare the following:

  • 1/2 cup of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide,
  • 1 teaspoon of Dishwashing Liquid,
  • 1 cup of Baking Soda,

After diluting the spot with water and soap, sprinkle baking soda over it.Mix 1 teaspoon of Dishwashing Liquid with half cup of Hydrogen Peroxide. Mix it well and pour the mixture over the pee spot. Scrub the spot using a towel. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then, wipe the spot to remove excess baking soda.

Homemade Enzyme Cleaner

Enzyme cleaners that can remove dog pee smell are available in some pet stores. But did you know that you can also make your own?It’s easy to make a homemade enzyme cleaner, but it will take time. To make one, you will need the following:

  • 1 large Bottle,
  • 1 liter of Water,
  • 7 tablespoons of Brown Sugar
  • And 2 cups of Lemon and Orange Peels.

Funnel 7 tablespoons of brown sugar down the bottle. Shoot 2 cups of orange and lemon peels inside the bottle and pour water into it before closing it. Shake the bottle for about 30 to 60 seconds. Loosen the cap – leaving it on halfway to let the gasses out. Store it in a cool room.The solution will be ready for use after 3 months.

What do you do to get rid of dog pee smell in your home?

 

 

Stop Your German Shepherd From Eating Fast

Stop Your German Shepherd From Eating Fast

Does your German Shepherd eat too fast? Know how to stop your German Shepherd from eating fast!

German Shepherds love food, and while this trait makes them trainable, too much voraciousness can lead to health problems. Not only can their love for food lead to obesity, but it can also cause them to experience Bloat or GDV especially if they eat too fast.

Risk that Comes With Eating Too Fast

Eating too fast can lead your German Shepherd to suffer from one or more of the following:

  • Gas,
  • Vomiting,
  • Excessive burping,
  • Stomach pain,
  • Choking,
  • And Bloat.

How to Stop your German Shepherd from Eating Fast

There are different ways to stop your German Shepherd from eating fast and here are some:

  • Do not give your German Shepherd big meals. Instead, divide his or her meal throughout the day – giving him or her smaller portions of food at a time.
  • Put a ball in your German Shepherd’s food bowl to slow down his or her chow time. The balls should stop him from biting and gulping in too much food at a time.
  • Get a slow-feeder, which are food bowls that look like they have puzzles in it. The obstacles in the feeder should make it hard for your German Shepherd to chow down everything in the food bowl – thus, slowing him down.

By slowing down your German Shepherd’s meal time, you’re lessening his or her chance of experiencing painful and potentially deadly health conditions like the Bloat. Do not let your German Shepherd run around and play rough after meal. Instead, let him or her rest for at least thirty minutes after each meal.

Loyal German shepherd ‘teaches’ the would-be thief a serious lesson while saving the owner’s property

Loyal German shepherd ‘teaches’ the would-be thief a serious lesson while saving the owner’s property

A robber had initially thought a house in Chesterfield, Virginia, was an easy target with the family away, but soon realized just how wrong he was upon breaking in.

A family returned to their Ashbrooke home on the night of Aug. 10 to a gruesome scene—the walls and floors of their home were marked with blood almost everywhere. The family’s guard dog had dealt the would-be robber a serious lesson, before the injured thief managed to escape, minus the loot.


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One family member, Tristan Murrin, posted photos of the gruesome scene on his Facebook page and said that he was so proud of his dog, a German shepherd, that he urges everyone to consider buying or adopting a dog so as to keep the home safe.

The family told ABC that there have been several break-ins in their neighborhood, and this was the first time they had experienced it themselves.

Murrin, who was the first person to discover the gruesome scene, said, “We didn’t see anything wrong nothing at the front door.”


Credit: Facebook | Tristan James Murrin

When their dog came out to greet them, they knew something was wrong. “We noticed something when we walked in, when I walked in with my mother and there is blood spots on the ground, we looked up stairs and you see trails of blood coming from up stairs going all the way down,” he said.

The intruder had picked the wrong house, thinking that no one was at home.


Credit: Facebook | Tristan James Murrin

“My dog, he’s a pretty big dog, it’s a larger German shepherd,” Murrin said of his dog, but added that his dog is gentle towards children.

“He plays with the kids, the cul-de-sac knows him. They know him as big dog, the community loves him, the kids come up to him and want to touch him and play with him,” he said.

Speaking of how his dog handled the situation, Murrin said that he was glad his dog wasn’t hurt. “I think the dog did its job. He knew that someone was not supposed to be in my house and no one was home and he knows that he wasn’t supposed to be in there and he was doing something that he wasn’t supposed to be doing and so he knew to act upon it,” he said.

As for the robber, the family believed that the person requires serious medical attention and the police are now investigating.

Helpless Dog Stuck In Pile Of Snow, Suddenly Spots German Shepherd Lunging Towards Him

Helpless Dog Stuck In Pile Of Snow, Suddenly Spots German Shepherd Lunging Towards Him

by Holly Reyes 12/24/2017

When one strange dog approaches another, it doesn’t always mean that things will go smoothly between the two. Sometimes, the interaction can be frightening.

But other times, it can be heartwarming…

A man watched things escalate very quickly when one dog completely stuck in the snow and a free dog met face-to-face. Seeing the way animals interact with each other can often leave us humans completely stunned, and this was certainly one of those cases.

It’s never hard to tell when animals are either friends or enemies. In most cases, dogs will place their loyalty with each other.

 

These two dogs had no problem displaying their true feelings for each other, even with the understanding of having a man right there to supervise. Though it was a chilly day with snow piled high, a man desired to take his dogs out for a walk.

That was when this unforgettable moment took place. He led his dogs on a safe path, but curiosity got the best of one of his dogs named Knuckles.

 

With his own agenda, Knuckles took off on a dangerous mission to see what was near the dumpster. Before he knew it, snow surrounded him in every direction.

Desperately trying to get out of the predicament he got himself into, he found that it was of no use. He was stuck in the cold snow.

 

The other dog, Kanawha, who is known to be more sensible, saw that Knuckles was helpless, cold and afraid. The owner could have easily stepped in at this point, but letting enough time pass by, it was Kanawha who decided to step in.

Kanawha’s initial move had his owner believing that he was helping out, but then the owner realized what was truly taking place. Kanawha leaped on top of the snow pile to make it very clear what kind of friend he really is.

In a single moment, both the owner and his dog Knuckles got to witness the true heart of Kanawha. Once you see his epic plan unfold, you will be truly amazed.

 

15 Photos That Prove German Shepherds Are Too Majestic For This World

15 Photos That Prove German Shepherds Are Too Majestic For This World

If you’ve ever seen a German Shepherd, you know just how beautiful, regal, and noble they are. Not only that, but they are one of the most intelligent dog breeds on the planet.

German Shepherds are one of America’s most popular dog breed for a good reason. They are incredibly loyal, extremely smart, and not to mention versatile. German Shepherds are known for excelling at almost anything they are trained to do. This is why they make such wonderful companions in the service, search and rescue, military, and police fields, just to name a few.

As if their intelligence wasn’t impressive enough, German Shepherds are known to be affectionate family dogs and they’re wonderful with children. They are a very special dog breed that deserves all the recognition in the world.

These 15 photos are proof that German Shepherds truly are the most majestic breed on the planet.

If you didn’t love this stunning dog breed before, you will after seeing these.

1. Just look at those beautiful, piercing eyes.


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2. They are always keeping a lookout.


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3. Just look at those ears.


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4. Did you know that there are black German Shepherds? They are absolutely gorgeous.


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5. There are also German Shepherds with stunning white coats.


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According to Dog Time, “the German Shepherd owes part of his renown to a small puppy who was plucked from a bullet- and bomb-riddled breeding kennel in France during World War I by Corporal Lee Duncan. At the end of the war, Duncan brought the puppy back to his hometown of Los Angeles, trained him, and turned him into one of the most famous dogs in showbiz: Rin Tin Tin.”

6. They are some of the most adorable puppies on the planet.


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7. No, really. Cutest puppies ever. Just look at that sweet face.


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8. For some reason, a tuxedo seems like proper attire for such a majestic dog.


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9. Even when they’re being silly, they can’t help but be photogenic.


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10. They can’t help but look like royalty.


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“German shepherd dogs are, as their name implies, a breed that originated in Germany. They were developed beginning in the late 1800s by crossing various herding breeds. The breed was subjected to stringent selection and it progressed quickly,” Hills Pet says on their website.

11. Did we mention how sweet and precious they are when they’re puppies?


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12. Their posture says it all, this breed is oozing with poise.


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13. This gorgeous Shepherd looks like its ancestor — a wolf.


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14. Each German Shepherd is so unique, with their own strong personality.


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15. Are you smitten with this noble breed yet?

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