Posted on Dec 07, 2009 | Comments 0
Is there anything else cuter than a puppy? If you are thinking of getting a puppy then maybe you would like to get German shepherd puppies.
The perfect pet, but maybe you would like to know more about them.
When choosing a dog one has to take certain factors into consideration like how much space the dog needs to be comfortable.
German shepherd puppies come in all shapes and sizes and also colors. It has become one of the most popular dogs in the world.
The German shepherd puppy is a loving family dog, playful and adaptable to almost any setting and environments. It is very protective of what belongs to it but if you get a German shepherd then you have to know how to take care of it.
First of all is the general hygiene of the puppy. It has to be washed and brushed regularly to get rid of any pests that could cause disease like fleas. This also reduces the risk of getting an infection yourself.
Making sure that your dog has enough to drink is another must. Your dog is growing and exploring its new surroundings, so it will be running around all day.
Now and again it will want a drink of water so have a dish available to it to replenish its water supplies other wise your dog could start suffering from dehydration.
As a result a number of things could happen including the fact that your dog could get heat stroke if it goes for long periods without water.
Another factor to consider if you are thinking of getting German shepherd puppies is their type of diet. A German shepherd can grow pretty big so they need lots of protein.
I don’t mean give the dog huge chunks of meat. Get dog food specially formulated for the type you have, as it will have the right balance of nutrients for optimum growth. And a satisfied dog is a happy dog.
Another factor you might like to consider is the space available for the German shepherd puppies. Large yards are recommended as I did mention that they can grow pretty big. They also need lots of room to stretch as with any dog they need plenty of exercise.
If you have your heart set on a German shepherd but live in an apartment then you would have to make sure that you make time for the dog to be taken out for a walk, and not a short one either.
You’d have to go for at least 2 hours at a time, to let the dog run wild. So if you don’t have enough time then consider another smaller dog.
Lastly, the most important ingredient to raising healthy German shepherd puppies is lots of love and attention and with dogs it is true that what you put in is what you get out.
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