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How To Choose A German Shepherd Puppy?

As is known to all, the German Shepherd is a well-loved dog. Many people desire to have a perfect-looking German Shepherd puppy. Therefore, how to choose a German Shepherd is a question that many people want to know. This article mainly introduces how to choose the German Shepherd and related characteristics, hoping to be helpful to novice owners.

Tips for choosing a German Shepherd puppy

The purchase period of the German Shepherd puppy should be 40 days after the puppy is born. Because the German Shepherd dog 40 days after birth, its body size has grown to be similar to that of an adult German Shepherd dog, and there will no longer be major changes, so it should generally be selected and pre-ordered 40 days after the German Shepherd dog is born. The selected German Shepherd puppy should be a healthy, lively, excited, and agile puppy.


When selecting the German Shepherd and testing the personality of the German Shepherd, you can observe whether it is afraid of strangers, whether it can consciously play with people, whether it can react sharply to sounds or shake hands, and whether it is interested in throwing things at it. And it is eager to play with people, whether it is interested in playing with other dogs.

It’s a good choice to check the various parts of the dog’s body according to the standards that the German Shepherd should have. The first is the ratio of shoulder height to body length, whether it is about 8:10. The male German Shepherd can be slightly longer. The shoulder height of the male German shepherd should be about 62 cm, the female German shepherd should be about 58 cm; the weight of the male German shepherd should be between 35-40 kg, and the weight of the female German shepherd should be between 29-32 kg. between.

The chest depth of the German Shepherd should reach the elbows, the knees should be slightly bent, and the abdomen should be slightly retracted. The testes of the male German Shepherd should be visible, not cryptotestes or single tests. The German Shepherd should have strong limbs and a steady and free gait. The dog should be allowed to walk around during selection. For example, after a few steps, the hind limbs will merge and jump together, which may cause injury.

German Shepherd’s torso

Chest: The chest of the German Shepherd puppy must have a suitable width and roundness and obvious. The depth of the chest should account for 45% of the dog’s total height.

Ribs: The ribs of the German Shepherd puppy must have a proper curvature. Excessive roundness and flatness will be regarded as imperfections.

Tail: The tail of the German Shepherd puppy should have thick hair on the lower part of the tail and be at least as long as the claw joints. The ideal length is to reach the middle of the claw bone. When the tail is stationary, it should bend slightly, like a knife. When the tail rises and swings, its curvature increases.


The German Shepherd puppy should own a smooth quilt. It starts from the nape and passes through a well-developed shoulder that can form a straight line. There should be no visible bumps in between. The dog’s back must be strong, strong, and well muscular. The waist should be wide, well-developed, and good muscle tissue. The buttocks must be long, inclined slightly downwards, and the angle to the horizontal is 23 degrees, especially the top should be smooth, without any bumps, and form a natural transition with the starting point of the tail. 

German Shepherd’s teeth

The German Shepherd has 42 teeth. There are 20 upper teeth and 22 lower teeth. It has a scissor bite, and the bite force is the best for domestic dogs, reaching 200 pounds. The ratio of the upper and lower jaws is moderate. The upper or lower jaw is too long or too short as a defect, which is what we often call covered bite and reverse bite. Congenital toothlessness is a serious defect. There is no specific rule for the color of the wolf dog’s head, but the nose and lower jaw The snout must be black, otherwise, it is a serious defect. The soft tissue part of the oral cavity, which is commonly known as the cheeks, should be darker in color.

German Shepherd’s eyes

The color of the German Shepherd’s eyes is the top grade, the eye shape is almond-shaped and the ears are upright. When you buy it, the pet owner must see, whether there is eye feces, bloodshot eyes, etc., if so If it is, it is likely to be a sick dog, and it is generally not recommended to buy. If your German Shepherd puppies have eye feces during the breeding process, the pet owner should check if he has been fed with salt and get angry, then change to some light and low-salt natural food and drink more water.


German Shepherd’s coat color

The typical coat color of the German Shepherd is black back and yellow belly, with white spots on the front chest, generally dark brown, and wolf-grey German Shepherds also have, but very few. Most people prefer black-brown dogs. The wolf-gray German Shepherd has the best endurance in the hot sun. If there is also the amount of hair, the thicker the better. In addition to natural reasons, the daily diet will also cause hair. Usually, the pet owner can choose some natural dog food with deep-sea fish oil for German and animal husbandry. Deep-sea fish oil is helpful. The hair is shiny and fixed, making it look better!

How to raise German shepherd puppies?

  1. For German shepherd puppies who have just arrived home, you’d better not rush to bathe or take them to get vaccinated. Comfortable kennels and other dog supplies and nutritious puppies should be prepared. Let the puppies be familiar with some new environment and the new owner make the puppies put down their guard.


  1. The owner can first train the German Shepherd puppies to urinate and defecate because the puppies training is the best, fast learning and easy to teach, the pet owner can cooperate with some delicious dog snacks (chicken jerky, sheep cheese) during training, It will be much better to train in this way, and it can also supplement the nutrition for the German shepherd puppies.


  1. The feeding of German Shepherd puppies must follow regular and quantitative feeding because the puppies’ stomachs are relatively fragile and regular and quantitative can help digestion and absorption. The staple food should also be given priority to nutritionally balanced, high-quality dogs containing goat milk powder and probiotics food, it is recommended that the natural dog food is suitable for your puppy, rich in nutrients and easy to absorb, contains deep-sea fish oil, goat milk powder, probiotics, hair color fixation, strong bones, and intestines. It was best for puppies 2 months ago. Feed the dog when it becomes soft.


For snacks for German Shepherd puppies, you could take the non-greasy chicken jerky and goat cheese into account, high protein and low fat, healthy nutrition, low salt and no added, necessary for training, and can also be used to supplement nutrition to beautify your dog’s fur.