How to buy a GSD puppy

So you want to buy a German shepherd puppy then just follow these simple tips and you will find the best pup for you.

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  1. Step 1

    Set up an initial meeting to view your perspective puppy before you buy. Watch his reaction to your voice and your touch. Notice if he is affectionate and eager to make friends. German shepherds have a tendency toward aggression later in life. If untrained, it’s important to choose a puppy with a good temperament to start.

  2. Step 2

    Inquire about the puppy’s socialization training. Since early socializing is very important to this breed, the methods employed by the former owners are crucial. puppies must be held early and often and interact with other dogs and humans every day.

  3. Step 3

    Request to see both parents of the puppy. Pay attention to the way they interact with you, a stranger. Look for signs of unwarranted aggression. The temperament of the parents passes on to the litter. Also watch to see if they move easily, unencumbered.

  4. Step 4

    Ask to see the puppy’s parents’ Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) certification. The OFA maintains medical records on registered canines. They issue a rating based on x-rays of the dogs bone structure. German shepherds, being large working class dogs are prone to hip dysplasia. This genetic predisposition passes on to subsequent litters and dogs that present with dysplasia should not be bred.

  5. Step 5

    Look your prospective puppy over carefully before you buy him. Make sure his eyes are clear and alert, his gums pink and healthy looking and his ears free from matter. He should be playful but not overly energetic.

  6. Step 6

    Determine the puppy’s lineage. American Kennel Club puppies will have family charts that show who their parents and ancestors were for several generations. A qualified breeder will have a copy of this family tree for you to view.

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Tips & Warnings
  • Take your German shepherd puppy on walks to socialize him with other dogs and humans. Set up play dates with the dogs of friends. Some pet supply stores encourage dog owners to bring their dogs in when they shop.
  • Have a veterinarian evaluate your puppy right away. The puppy will need to have a series of shots and be de-wormed.
I hope you find the perfect gsd puppy for you

So if you get a gsd please please do not neglect them by locking them up and leaveing them. because these dogs needs a lot of attention like children need so if you are to busy to properly care for them.

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