Are you thinking about getting a purebred German shepherd? We can’t blame you. They are simply one of the most beautiful and loyal breeds of dog that you can get.
However, they do require a certain amount of attention and that may require a bit of a lifestyle shift.
To make sure that you and your German shepherd will be a good fit, try asking yourself a few of the following questions:
Do You Have an Active Social Life?
You may be used to hitting the gym on the way home from work, or popping into the pub for a beer and some wings with coworkers.
Because, your new friend will be waiting at home for you and will be craving your attention. The more attention, activity and training you can give them, the better behaved they will be. On the other hand, a German Shepherd that’s not exercised or trained properly can be an exhausting experience that neither of you will enjoy.
If you’re OK with heading right home after work and staying home on the weekends, you and your German shepherd will be very happy together. Most of our owners can’t wait to get home to spend time with their best friend and take them out for a walk.
Do You Travel a Lot?
Will you spend a lot of time on the road for work or your social life? This is a big consideration.
A German shepherd may not be the best fit, if you find yourself jet-setting around the country or around the world for any reason.
That being said, they’re a great dog for camping, fishing or cottage trips. They’ll love the fresh air and space as much as you do! But hotel stays and airplane rides are not ideal. It’s also not the type of animal that can stay home while a neighbour “Checks in on them.” They require more attention than that.
Is Your Family Excited?
Everybody in the family needs to be 100% on board with this decision, from your spouse to your children.
It’s incredibly rewarding, but you are still making a long-term commitment to love and care for your German shepherd. If you can make that commitment, they will definitely love you back.
Are You Ready to Take the First Step?
The first thing you need to do is find a reliable and accredited purebred German shepherd breeder.
We are committed to the rules and regulations set out by the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) in Germany. The SV established guidelines for good breeding over 100 years ago, standards we believe are essential to healthy and happy German shepherd puppies.
We’re located in Cookstown and we’re short a drive from Barrie or Toronto, but we have satisfied clients from all over the world.
Let’s talk! You can reach us by clicking here.