This is the second most asked question that we
encounter as breeders. Choosing between a male or
female dog is strictly a matter of preference. From
our experience, I will say that males are more
protective of their surrounding area, while females
are more protective of their family (your family).
The German Shepherd
- Generally, the German shepherd male is larger in size and
more masculine in structure.
- His size allownace shoud be 60–65 cm (24–26
- The size and the masculinity of the male, most often is
intimidating to strangers.
- German shepherd males are generally more territorial of
their location. The marking of the territory can be a problem.
How-ever, if trained properly, the problem can be controlled.
- Neutering may help lighten this problem (In our experience
neutering the male/s did not alter this territorial marking).
- German shepherd males are also larger in size and bulk. They
will go further to explore their territory when scent of female
in heat is near.
- The female German shepherd should be smaller in size and
feminine in structure. You should be able to recognize her
gender from distance.
- Her size allownace shoud be 55–60 cm (22–24 inches).
- The female may be smaller in size, but the size can be of
advantage in her working ability.
- Female German shepherd have the "pack" instinct. They will
be protective of their family more so then males. This instinct
will sometimes cause her to be jealous among the other dogs in
- If the female German shepherd is not intended for breeding,
she should be spayed.
- The female dog is Ideal for a family, will protect her
family (her pack)with a much stronger desire then the male.
Constant access to fresh water can help keep your dog healthy. Water is the most important nutrient, and is considered essential for all body functions.
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