• Do German Shepherds Shed?

    16 days ago - By Bark Post

    For Pups With Short Attention Spans... German shepherds are known to shed quite a bit. Their thick double coat goes through various shed cycles. Regular grooming, brushing, and bathing are important aspects of owning a German shepherd if you want to prepare for the hair.
    Let's not wrap this in cheese. Besides being loyal, highly intelligent, gentle, and overall lovable, the herding-group German shepherd dog is a breed known to definitely shed. A lot. 1
    One thing we didn't mention in our 10 German Shepherd Fun Facts is how much they shed.
    When you bring home Rufus, the new family GSD, you...
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  • Common Golden Retriever Health Issues

    Common Golden Retriever Health Issues

    16 days ago - By Bark Post

    For Pups With Short Attention Spans... Golden retrievers, although one of America's most popular dogs, are prone to a number of health issues including skin conditions, ear infections, hip dysplasia, eye ailments, heart conditions, and hemangiosarcoma.
    If your dog is as sunny on the inside as they are on the outside, there's a good chance you're familiar with the boundless love of a golden retriever.
    Part of responsible pet ownership is knowing as much about the dog breed as possible. The responsibilities include knowing the answers to questions like, “ How Long Do Golden Retrievers Live...
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  • How Long Do German Shepherds Live?

    How Long Do German Shepherds Live?

    16 days ago - By Bark Post

    For Pups With Short Attention Spans... On average, you can expect your German Shepherd to live between 7-10 years, with female dogs living slightly longer. Often, traits bred into GSDs, such as sloped backs, can be further detrimental to the health of the dog.
    German shepherds' loyal and intelligent demeanor and athletic abilities have earned them top positions in the police force and military, and as trusty guide dogs and beloved family members in households across the country.
    Because of their popularity, breeders selectively favor cosmetic traits like sloped backs and low hindquarters...
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  • Common German Shepherd Health Issues

    Common German Shepherd Health Issues

    16 days ago - By Bark Post

    For Pups With Short Attention Spans... German Shepherds are prone to a number of health issues that potential owners should be aware of. Some health conditions include, hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, degenerative myelopathy, eyesight issues, and cancer.
    Intelligent, noble, and naturally protective, German shepherds guard our homes-and our hearts.
    These gentle beasts are often bred for agility and herding. However, the very characteristics that make them so dexterous, like their sloped backs and deep chests, may also lead to breed-specific health problems that can hinder a German shepherd...
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