German Shepherds are one of Canada's most popular breeds for good reason—there isn't much they aren't capable of! Bred as a working dog, German Shepherds are large and strong with noble character. They're intelligent, confident, courageous and their devotion and loyalty is unmatchable. Being super versatile, they excel at whatever purpose they're trained to do. They're simply a jack of all trades: herding, police and military service, drug detection, guide and assistance, search and rescue, and most importantly, a lovable companion. German Shepherds are high energy dogs who need a ton of exercise and activity. Without it, they will become destructive out of frustration and bark and chew. German Shepherds aren't the most welcoming host when guests arrive at the door. Independent by nature, they are often aloof, which can make them a great guard dog. Be aware though, if not properly trained, they can be extremely protective and aggressive. This may scare a lot of people who aren't comfortable around big dogs. While they have many qualities that make them a perfect pet, they definitely aren't for everyone. German Shepherds do best in a big and active family, and love when they have a job to perform. They should stay occupied by learning, playing and working. After all the hard work, they will show you how much they love you for it!
Daily kibble serving
German Shepherds do best on a high-quality, low-calorie diet to keep them from getting too big too fast. The better the kibble, the further it goes to nourish your pup and the less of it you'll need to shake into its bowl. Not all German Shepherds will need the same amount of food—a very active worker will need much more than a couch potato. If your dog starts to gain too much weight, cut back. If they’re looking too slim, add a little more. You should moderate the amount of treats and table scraps you give your dog. If your German Shepherd packs on extra pounds, it can result in joint problems.