Choosing a German Shepherd PuppyOn August 21, 2021 by Brent Bates
German Shepherds are intelligent, loyal dogs who make wonderful companions or working dogs. When you choose a new German Shepherd puppy, you should keep several things in mind to find the perfect dog for your needs.
Basic characteristics such as age and sex can matter a lot when it comes to buying a new puppy. Many characteristics are not distinguishable in puppies. Adult male German Shepherds tend to be larger and heavier than females.
Choosing a reputable breeder may be one of the most important steps of getting a purebred puppy. If you can’t meet your breeder in person, then have them give you a video tour of their home or facility. Watch how puppies interact with you and the breeder.
Are you looking for a gentle companion or a working dog? Your breeder can help you determine which puppy may be right for you. A good breeder will answer all your questions, offer a full medical history, and be able to explain the breeding and personality of each puppy. Good German Shepherd breeders usually have experience in identifying the traits required for working dogs.
If you are looking for a working dog such as a guard dog for your home and livestock, your breeder may be able to suggest a puppy that might be suited to that kind of work. If you are looking for a family dog, a reputable breeder will have socialized German Shepherd puppies for sale Miami with humans and other dogs before the puppy is available to adopt.
German Shepherds make good family companions. Good breeders should keep puppies until they are fully weaned and have basic socialization with humans and other animals. Some breeders may offer basic or advanced training that your puppy receives before you pick up your puppy.