Are german shepherds aggressive breeds?

Asked By: Vivian Heller
Date created: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 4:14 PM
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The German Shepherd breed is known for their aggressive behaviors and tendencies.

In fact, they are often touted for this behavior and it is utilized to make good, strong guard dogs.

German Shepherds are considered good guard dogs but if they are not trained guard dogs, then you need to curb any aggressive tendencies.

Answered By: Marcos Conroy
Date created: Tue, Feb 9, 2021 6:17 PM
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Some medical conditions can cause dogs to become aggressive.

If a dog that has never shown any sign of aggression suddenly begins growling, snapping, or biting, it may be caused by a disease or illness.

Pain is an especially common cause of aggression in dogs.

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Some medical conditions can cause dogs to become aggressive.

If a dog that has never shown any sign of aggression suddenly begins growling, snapping, or biting, it may be caused by a disease or illness.

Brain diseases or tumors, thyroid disease, and rabies are a few illnesses that may provoke the onset of aggression.

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In summary, for adult dogs, feeding German Shepherds about 2.5 to 3.5 cups of quality kibble per day, twice a day, is a good starting point. Modify amount fed as required based on your dogs size, weight, age and overall daily activity.
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A German Shepherd puppy bought from a respected breeder will usually cost between $300 and $900 (or more), depending on whether she is a normal German Shepherd, show-dog or a working dog.

Adult German Shepherds who are proven show dogs or work dogs cost $6,000 to $7,000 or more.

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Tug-o-War

  1. Choose a tug toy appropriate for your puppy's age.
  2. Make the toy as interesting as possible by moving it around with quick movements.
  3. Let your pup grab one end of the toy and pull.
  4. Allow your pup to pull for a few seconds and then reveal a treat.
  5. As soon as your pup drops her end of the toy click and reward.
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The signs of a dominant and aggressive dog include staring; excessive low-range barking; snarling; growling and snapping; standing tall; holding ears erect; and/or carrying tail high and moving it stiffly from side to side.

However, beware, often a dominant aggressive dog will give no sign before biting.

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