- File Size: 579 KB
- Print Length: 158 pages
- Publisher: Debbie Ray (January 29, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 29, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00739KN80
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #962,523 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The German Shepherd Puppy and Dog: Your Total German Shepherd Dog, A Pet Owner's Guide Kindle Edition
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A prospective owner should read her book carefully and think about her discussions. A GSD has a fabulous personality with complex skills. They require more attention due to their great intelligence, high energy, extroverted nature, sensitivity, and dedication to their owners. They couple this with some stubbornness, a real attention to a regular schedule, some shedding year round and a major shed in spring and fall. Debby discusses this clearly.
This dog is not too good for a first pet. However, they are excellent with children. A GSD is a real people dog, and is not nearly as well oriented to other dogs. They will play with them, and get along, but tend more to ignore other dogs, especially little yapping beasts, in favor of people (at least mine have).
We selected ours by visiting seven different breeders, talked to a local German Shepherd Dog club, and visited a number of dog shows. We wanted to meet both parents, get an idea of the nature of handling of the puppies as they grow up. I should note that American breeders tend to select a more esthetic set of characteristics and European more working characteristics. A dog that shows really well may not be the most healthy, nor the best companion. Over breeding and puppy mills have done a lot of damage to this breed.
Debbie Ray covers these topics honestly in this book. I highly recommend a study of it. I love my GSD.
Besides giving information just about the German Shepherd breed there was much information for people who own other breeds. The tip about Listerine was very interesting. Something I did not know but plan to use myself sometime. No I will not tell here what it was. Read the book to find out.
Some of the points made about boredom made me think about my past dogs and wonder if I should have done things differently. A couple of tips I will be passing on to my granddaughter for her to use with her pug.
It is a book that I will go back to for information at a later date.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book...exactly what I was looking for in a GSD book. Thanks for the book...can't wait for my puppy. Good readPublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I downloaded Your Total GSD as a free book from Amazon. As a German shepherd owner of 20+ years, I read this book having a pretty solid background in the care and personality of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tina
i found the book very informative.It gives a gsd owner or lover good info on basically everything there is to know about their dog.Published on July 26, 2013 by vincent
great book gives lots of information. glad I bought the book. I would say buy if you are unsure it has helped us learn alotPublished on July 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed this entire book. the information was practical as well as informative. Thank you for providing such a good resource.Published on June 23, 2013 by Sylvia Buscemi