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The Judge’s Booklet: The German Shepherd Dog Standard by GSDCA

The Judge's Booklet: The German Shepherd Dog Standard by GSDCA

Poking around on the web today I bumped into The German Shepherd Dog Club of America’s Judges’ Booklet. Download the booklet here. This is a great book which describes the German Shepherd’s Breed Standard in detail. Please note, this booklet is from

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What Happened to Shawlein.com?

What Happened to Shawlein.com?

The website on Shawlein.com went down in early 2018. I monitored the site to see if it would come back up, and, it never did. After it was abandoned the domain itself completed its lifecycle and went back up for sale, so,

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Can German Shepherds See in the Dark?

Can German Shepherds See in the Dark?

German Shepherds, and most other dogs, can see well at night and in low light. Their ability to see in the dark is mostly due to reflective tissue behind the retina called tapetum. 3 reasons your dog sees better than you in

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Should I Shave my German Shepherd?

Should I Shave my German Shepherd?

No, you should not shave a German Shepherd unless it is for a health or medical reason, such as shaving a hot spot to treat it. Except for humid climates, their undercoat keeps them cool and shedding is best managed by brushing.

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Should I Crate Train my German Shepherd?

Should I Crate Train my German Shepherd?

Crate training is an excellent way to help you manage your German Shepherd. There are, however, several pros, cons and misconceptions when it comes to crate training. Used properly, German Shepherds love their crates. I’ll cover pros, cons & myths below but

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Should I Let My German Shepherd Puppy Sleep in Bed With Me?

Should I Let My German Shepherd Puppy Sleep in Bed With Me?

Choosing to let your adult German Shepherd Dog sleep with you is your own decision and there are many benefits to doing so. However, you should know that as a puppy the best thing you can do for them is completely ignore

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450 German Shepherd Dogs Rescued After Horrific Discovery

450 German Shepherd Dogs Rescued After Horrific Discovery

Belinda Powell of Middle, Georgia has been charged with animal cruelty after 450 German Shepherd Dogs were discovered in her possession. According to AJC, the dogs were living in mud and feces up to your knees with nowhere dry to stand. Sadly,

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TSA Will Reduce Number Of German Shepherds On Its Crew

TSA Will Reduce Number Of German Shepherds On Its Crew

It’ll be difficult to spot German shepherds on your next trip through airport security. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced it’s reducing the number of pointy-eared dogs used for safety screenings. According to TSA officials, travelers feel less threatened by dogs

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Maryland Law Not Enforced? No Jail Time for “Worst Case of Animal Cruelty” Ever.

Maryland Law Not Enforced? No Jail Time for "Worst Case of Animal Cruelty" Ever.

Maryland Law Not Enforced? No Jail Time for “Worst Case of Animal Cruelty” Ever. Linda Brown is out of court and has informed reporters she will be breeding again. What happened? In case you weren’t aware, Linda Brown is the owner of

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German Shepherd K9 Officer “Cigo” Shot and Killed on Christmas Eve

German Shepherd K9 Officer "Cigo" Shot and Killed on Christmas Eve

This story sucks and I almost didn’t type it. I’ll just go ahead and say up front that I am not doing the K9 justice. Still, I’m here to report on German Shepherd news. I’ll link to better resources in the article

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