At Roche’s, we have been providing German Shepherd Puppies for sale to the Midwest (and everywhere else, for that matter) since 2009. In that time, we have learned a thing or two about the breed. Here’s what we’ve found:
The Midwestern and Northern states are great places to raise German Shepherd puppies because they tend to enjoy the cooler climate. However, they do well in the summertime too. These dogs are hearty, athletic, and make great herd dogs (a task for which they were initially bred centuries ago). They are excellent for police dogs, farms, as well as family pets.
German Shepherds are one of the most popular dog breeds in America. Fiercely loyal, they are bright and excellent workers. As a result of these traits, German Shepherds are frequently used for a number of different jobs ranging from guide dogs for the disabled to police search and rescue dogs. It is not uncommon to see German Shepherds being used as bomb or drug sniffing dogs.
GSD’s are easy to train and groom. They are affectionate with children and, generally, friendly toward strangers. (They are, however, very protective of their families.) They are playful and energetic which means they need to be walked regularly. Leaving them to fend for themselves in the back yard without providing them with a steady outlet may lead to some holes being dug as they try to work off some extra energy. It is important for you to know this as a potential German Shepherd owner.
Unlike hounds and some other breeds, Shepherds tend to be homebodies and don’t usually wander far from home if they happen to get loose. They are very protective and tend to follow their owners whenever possible to ensure their safety.
German Shepherd puppies are very playful and can be a little bitey. It is important that you train your dog not to do this when he is little. Otherwise, your challenge will grow as he does!
Questions? We’re here to answer any you might have so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!