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Some people think the Black German Shepherd is a result of a defect in the breed. Some think the dogs are a cross breed. The black color is recognized within the breed standard of the German Shepherd Dog. Although relatively rare, they are gaining more and more popularity, mostly thanks to the straighter back on these fearless, loyal comrades. The GSD has lived up to its purpose; boasting years of service in the military, police and other support services. On returning from the first world war, soldiers spoke of its valor! In this article we will consider the traits and temperament of this loyal breed, their history and how to care for them on a day to day basis so you can decide if they are the perfect dog for you. The Black German Shepherd is not a separate breed, it is a purebred that just happens to be solidly black in color. They therefore have the same general temperament. They are loved for their protective and loyal nature. They are intelligent and trainable; being the most widely used breed in the police, military and in search and rescue efforts. Black German Shepherds, because they are more rare than standard colorings can be more expensive. He was impressed with the strength and character of the existing herding dogs, but did not believe the perfect herding dog yet existed. In he attended a show where he downloadd Hektor Linksrhein — later changed to Horand von Grafrath — a dog who would later become the first named German Shepherd Dog.

What is more important is ensuring that the food you are feeding meets the daily nutrient requirements for your pooch. It is advised that when fully mature, dogs require 1. A good way to check for this is in the ingredients list.

The ingredients will be listed by quantity. So the first ingredient is the highest quantity, the last ingredient on the list will be in the lowest quantity. Try to find a food which labels a meat as the first ingredient. A large breed will use around 20 calories per lb of body weight. If your guy weighs in at 80lb, then expect to feed around calories per day.

Use the feeding guide below for the range of calories you can expect to feed your GSD. Most food manufacturers will include a feeding guideline with their food which will include daily amounts based on the target weight of your dog.

Any concerns with his weight — pop to see your vet. They will happily hike up mountains, go swimming in the river, play in the dog park or play ball in the yard. You will always be able to find something to keep your comrade active. These guys are highly active and require upwards of 60 minutes exercise per day. Due to their high intelligence, they excel in brain games.

The Black GSD is a highly intelligent breed which makes them extremely trainable — in the correct circumstances. To ensure you have a stable, well-rounded protector, you will need to socialize from a young age.

Here we are talking about showing her what the world has to offer. Introduce her to all sorts of people, short people, tall people, those wearing hoodies, those wearing hats, cyclists wearing helmets, all of it!

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She needs to see and hear those loud machines; farm machines, refuse wagons and tankers. When she is responding how you expect a stable dog would, reward her! Positive reinforcement and rewards are essential for these guys!

We know that these techniques are much more effective when training dogs; punishment is known to cause problematic behaviors in dogs. Reward her with toys or food. Praise her verbally and physically — a pet or a good scratch behind the ears! Those puppy months are vital in developing a sound dog so ensure you tackle the training straight away.

They are never too young to start! The medium coated guys come in relatively low on the grooming maintenance scale; you could easily maintain their coat with a twice weekly brushing.

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The long coated guys will need daily brushing though; to prevent knots and tangles forming. They have double coat, which will shed. Most owners will visit a grooming salon for a bath and dry package between 2 and 3 times a year. Over bathing a double coated breeding can strip their coat and dry it out.

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Check their ears regularly — as they stand erect on their heads, they are more likely to catch dust and dirt. They are both double coats, having a more dense guard layer with a softer undercoat.

The black GSD is a solid black color. They have a domed shape head with a long, square muzzle. Their ears sit erect on their head. They have long necks, which sit low when running or prowling.

They are large, majestic and powerful. They look very similar to a standard GSD, but it has often been found the black GSDs have straighter backs so they are avoiding some of the controversy with the breed.

Despite this, we know that they do suffer with a lot of the same health issues. It can range from mild to severely disabling. We know it is a common problem in large breeds due to their rapid growth when they are puppies. It can often be managed through alternative therapies and medication, however, often surgery is needed. CDRM — chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy , more recently renamed as canine degenerative myelopathy DM , is a disease of the spinal cord which causes nerve cells to fail; this results in hind leg paralysis.

Osteoarthritis — this is a degenerative joint condition which is painful and can result in loss of movement in joints. Treatment is available, both medication and surgery.

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Cauda equina syndrome — this is another issue affecting the back. Here the nerves are compressed resulting in lameness, stiffness and pain along the back, in the hips and tail. As with any large breeds, it is advised to check the hip scoring of parents when considering a puppy. Any dogs presenting with a high score should not be bred from. It is also essential to regularly visit your veterinarian for annual physical examinations and to maintain their vaccination schedule.

If trained appropriately and socialized early you will have a courageous, stable, well-rounded protector. They are highly intelligent; not surprisingly used so widely in the military and police.

These guys certainly know how to keep you on your toes. But when all that is said and done, they love nothing more than curling up on the sofa at the end of the day.

They adore their family; from babies to teenagers. Give them what they need and you will have a perfect companion let us know what you think in the comments below.

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This Maltese Yorkie Mix is a happy and loyal lap dog which is best suited to an individual or couple in a smaller home or apartment. Whilst playful and friendly, [Read more…]. She loves Learning new tasks. She just turned 2years. We Love her so much we went and both another one We are so glad because it keeps her very busy. Would love to find a reputable breeder of the black GSD.

Research the german shepard man he has a website as well as training videos on you tube, he breeds black GSD and he is a great knowledgeable Breeder. Hope this helps!

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