Category: German Shepherds

Tips on Preventing Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a concern in all breeds, but especially large breed dogs.  We have assembled a short list with some tips on preventing hip dysplasia.  Implement this article to reduce the risk and also to reduce the pain of a dog who has the disease. A good breeder will do their homework to greatly… Read more »

Training Protection Puppies

Before you continue with this article it is recommended you read our article entitled, “Protection Puppy Training”. We are taking for granted that you have a puppy who is genetically capable of doing the work you desire and that the pup is being properly socialized to many different kinds of stimuli and situations (see our article… Read more »

German Standard of the GSD

Please bear in mind that this is a German Standard of the GSD (German Shepherd Dog).  It differs somewhat from the American Kennel Club standard. The SV (German registry) standard was originally created in 1899 based upon proposals made by A. Meyer and Max von Stephanitz, the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog. It is… Read more »

German dog training commands

The following commands are given with their German dog training commands equivalent and a pronunciation guide. Command                  German                               Pronunciation Heel                                Fuss                                         foos Sit                                   Sitz                                          zits Stand                              Steh                                         shtay Stay                                Bleib                                        bly’b Down                              Platz                                        plotz Come                              Hier                                         hee-er Retrieve                           Bring                                        brring Jump                               Hopp                                        hupp Go Out                            Voraus                                     for owss Guard                              Wache                                     watch-ay Bite                                 Packen                                     pock-en Let Go/Out                      Aus                                          owss… Read more »

Max v Stephanitz quotes

Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (December 30, 1864 – April 22, 1936) is credited for the development of the German Shepherd Dog. He was once a Captain in the German Cavalry. It was in the 1890’s that he was able to devote his time and talents to developing the “shepherd dog.” On April 22, 1899… Read more »