Do german shepherds have health problems?
Health Concerns in the German Shepherd Breed.
Over the years, indiscriminate breeding practices have lead to hereditary diseases such as hip and elbow dysplasia, blood disorders, digestive problems (probably due to nerves), epilepsy, chronic eczema, keratitis (inflammation of the cornea), dwarfism and flea allergies.
When you take all kinds of dogs into consideration, an average litter ranges between six and ten puppies.
In the case of your little Yorkie, she is likely to give birth to three or five pups on the higher side.
However, some dogs can pop out one puppy depending on various factors.
Dog Breeds With The Least Health Issues
- German Pinscher. leonardodasilva / Via Flickr: leonardodasilva.
- Siberian Husky. The Siberian Husky is an energetic breed with a natural disposition to family life.
- English Springer Spaniel. not_really_art / Via Flickr: not_really_art.
- Border Collie.
- Australian Shepherd.
- Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
- Australian Cattle Dog.
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.