Sex selection of the German shepherd depends on the purposes for which purchased the dog. If you are going to continue to breed dogs of this breed, it is better to buy a puppy female, ie bitch. However, if the dog is purchased for other purposes and you don't want to have problems with puppy'smi, then buy a better dog.
Please note that the floor of your chosen puppy German shepherd causes the character of your future pet. So, the males are more aggressive and stubborn, so the owner sometimes has to show them his power and superiority. Females also more pliable, and they get along better with people, especially with children.
Before you make a final choice, look at several puppies German shepherd dogs from different litters. Preferable to buy a puppy, growing up in rural kennel in the fresh air.
Please note: the body of a puppy German shepherd needs to be extended, back straight neck strong and long. Paws purebred puppy strong and thick. Paws in no case should not be dewclaws.
Look at the face of the little shepherd: it must not be sharpened. In addition, the forehead of a purebred puppy German shepherd is rather narrow. The transition from forehead to muzzle should not be pronounced.
Puppies up to 3.5 months the ears should not be erect tip. The presence of this symptom suggests that the boy is disturbed phosphorus-potassium exchange, and there is ossification of the skeleton.
Ideally, the puppy German shepherd must have a short and back waist, and wide hips and shoulders. Note how close to the ground are legs of a puppy while driving. With proper movement of the little shepherd carries his front and back legs close to the ground.
Look at the eyes of a puppy: they should be the same dark brown color (at the month-old puppy's eyes are bluish). Do not take odd-eyed and blue-eyed little dogs.
Look in the jaws of a puppy: bite it should only be a scissor. The gap between the incisors should not exceed 1-2 mm. Check whether there is double or fused teeth.
Puppies German shepherd can be black (if the parents are black) or black and tan (if the parents are black & brown). Considered: the richer have a puppy color tan, the better. Although sometimes in a litter there may be puppies bright, but they are for breeding not used.
Take only a healthy puppy!
Before you purchase a puppy from a specific litter, ask when the last time a bitch was whelping: if less than a year ago, that puppy better not to take. It is believed that such dog may be health problems.
Advice 2: How to train a German shepherd puppy
No wonder the role of movie stars often choose German shepherds. These beautiful, strong, intelligent dogs have many decades to serve the people. Use them as a utility, and for grazing, and just stir as best friends. But education German shepherds are in any case can not let go.
German shepherd – this dog is smart and Executive, so much difficulty with her training, you will not have. But the process was easy, learn the features of this breed. From the name of the breed is clear that she was bred for grazing. Therefore, in the German shepherd instinct of persecution – these dogs love to chase animals and sometimes people.At the beginning of the training process you must give the dog to understand that you are her commander, "the leader of the pack". In any case do not let the dog to feel like home, don't let her control the process of training. If you are not completely to control the dog, she just won't obey commands.
The dog should only be one trainer. If you took on this role, then you need to do with it all, walk it, feed it, play with it and do not give these responsibilities to anyone. In addition, the more time you spend with the dog, the more trust will develop between you. If the dog will trust you, he will listen.However, this does not mean that the dog needs to prohibit communication with other family members. This is valid only in the case if you train a service dog. If you just decided to train your pet basic commands, let others play with it.
As the shepherd belongs to the herding dog, it needs constant exercise. Let her every day to run pretty long distances, allow you to play with other dogs. If possible, organize classes in the pool – let him swim. Without regular training, the dog will feel bad.
Teach the dog basic commands such as "Sit", "Down", "Place", "Fu", "Next". Remember that all these commands need to teach the animal is still a puppy. The concept places the dog does need to train in the moment when you first bring her home. Show her where she will sleep and say, "Place!". From time to time we refer to the puppy and remind him that this is his place. Very soon he will get used to it.To teach puppy "Sit" and "Lie", you have to first yourself to sit down and put the puppysaying a command. Want the dog to remember the command "heel" on a walk from time to time give him the command and gently pull to yourself leash. Always encourage the dog for the job – the German shepherd is your praise particularly important.
Never punish the dog physically, don't yell at her, do not hurt. Otherwise, no obedience you will not achieve, but aggression – easily.