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1O things you need to know before you get a German Shepherd

German Shepherds are one of the most gorgeous breeds
However they can be a bit handful for new guardians
There are dog guardians and there are German Shepherd guardians
Just being guardian to a dog does not qualify you for a German Shepherd  guardian.
Here are 10 things you need to know before you decide to adopt a German Shepherd dog
They are one of the smartest dogs ever. They know you, your routine and your temperament.
They are a very high energy breed. This is why they are the first pick for police and military operations
They need at least 2 hours of exercise everyday
German Shepherds get bored very easily. Be ready with a lot of mental stimulation toys
Obedience classes are a must to keep your puppy in good behavior
You may find your dog to love cuddling at home and being aloof in public locations
Have natural guarding tendency
Love to listen to their human talk. those adorable head tilts are to die for.
They will always follow you around, even to the washroom
If you are renting, confirm that your landlord is okay with the German Shepherd
A big yard is compulsory if you are planning to get a German Shepherd
Prone to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, allergies and a few others
These dogs are high maintenance due to their grooming, health issues and obedience training
They are not meant for first time guardians
Very protective and possessive of their guardians.
Need training to be well behaved around other dogs, cats and other animals
The love you will receive from a dog of this breed is unparallel
But you must make a lifelong commitment and change your lifestyle to suit the need of your pup
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