Potty training your new German Shepherd puppy takes diligence and, it doesn’t happen overnight. You will become discouraged, but believe me, with time, patience, and persistence, your puppy will be house broken within no time.
I start working with my new puppies at about 4 weeks old to potty train, but quite possibly you won’t get your puppy until they are closer to 6-8 weeks old. That’s O.K. Whatever age you acquire your new pup, the work to start house breaking him (or her) begins immediately. A lot of people buy puppy pads which, in my opinion, are a big waste of money. They do work for some people, however, they are quite expensive and you are encouraging them to pee in the house instead of going outside, you are just teaching them to go indoors on a pad.
Your puppy will have accidents inside, but without accidents there is no room for teaching. Diligence is key, and being in tune with your puppy is essential. Here is what to do when your puppy does his business in your nice, clean home:
- First, you want to scold your puppy in a firm, but not mean voice.
- Pick up your puppy and show him the mess he has made, tell him ‘No potty inside…potty outside’ and immediately take the puppy outside.
- Once outside, keep repeating the dog’s name and say ‘Congo potty outside’ with the inflection on the word outside.
- Keep repeating this process. Your puppy will eventually start going to the door to let you know he wants out, but, he’s a puppy and he won’t wait long because he hasn’t learned to control his bladder, so if you’re not constantly watching your puppy, you won’t get his cues and miss out on this opportunity.
After a few weeks of repeating this process, your puppy will be house broken in no time. He will learn to hold his bladder and your life will go back to normal and you can trust him when you’re not home.
Remember, this is a process, your dog is not magic and it can be discouraging. Keep your cool and be persistent so that your household remains healthy and happy.
I often get this question and found out the hard way…the question? Should I house my female German Shepherd Dog’s in the same kennel? From experience, let me tell you definitely ‘no’. I had a breeder tell me once that I shouldn’t do this. She said you will have ears bitten off and possibly death.
This is when I first started breeding and didn’t pay much attention to her. I continued to house my females together and found out the hard way because one of my GSD’s had their ear bitten off from a dog fight. Well, it wasn’t the whole ear, but a small chunk was gone. Females are a lot like human females, they have ‘cat fights’ often.
It’s best to house your female and male together, and not your females together. I think God just naturally made male and female to get along better.
So please, don’t be stupid like me and put your females together. It will be to your best benefit. Hope that answers your question!
German Shepherd Puppies for sale in Kentucky. If you are looking for a great German Shepherd puppy, we have a new litter arriving on August 3, 2015. Both Sire and Dam are on site and are our indoor pets. These puppies will be highly intelligent, loyal, protective, and your best friend. This litter is due on August 3, 2015 and we take 4 deposits because we have so many calls and find that taking deposits works out best. Typical litter size is between 7-9 puppies so we are usually safe with taking 4 deposits. If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com.
The Sire and Dam are both black and tan’s, but have produced several solid black puppies. Black and tan puppies are $500, solid black puppies are $800.
I get a lot of questions about this…what’s the difference in a ‘slant’ back German Shepherd Dog and a ’round’ or ‘roach’ back German Shepherd Dog and what do you prefer?
Well first let me say that whatever dog you choose to love, you need to have a connection with that dog and give it the best loving home that you can. The dog is a part of your family, right? So if you purchase your dog from a breeder with AKC standards, or you adopt a dog, or find a stray, it really doesn’t matter as long as you love the dog. With that being said, we are focusing on the German Shepherd breed of dog and there are different color varieties, as well as different ‘looks’ of the breed.
One fairly noticeable difference is the slant of a German Shepherd Dog’s back. The ‘ideal’ Shepherd, the way they were originally bred in Germany, is the slant back German Shepherd. If you were to show your German Shepherd, this ‘slant’ would definitely need to be seen in your dog. Again, this is the ‘ideal’, original German Shepherd Dog’s features and we always want to stick to this ideal when breeding dogs.
However, once the German Shepherd’s became more ‘Americanized’, the dogs were being bred to a different standard and started producing dogs with a round, or roach back. I can tell you that I have both styles of dogs, and although I love each dog the same, I actually prefer the slant back German Shepherd as far as the ‘look’. In fact, when I first got my ‘roach’ back German Shepherd (I rescued her from an older woman who simply couldn’t take care of her), I thought something was wrong with her. I had never seen this round type of back before because all of our other Shepherds are the standard slant back. But as I researched, I found that this is normal and actually is preferred by some German Shepherd Dog lovers. I have actually had requests for a round or roach back style of dog.
I think a good German Shepherd breeder can distinguish between the two styles of dog and by the way, it does not affect any other qualities of the breed, just the ‘looks’ of the dog. As a breeder, I can look at a German Shepherd and know if it is a direct import from Germany, if it is a Czech Border Patrol dog, or if the dog has a long line of American breeding. This is all just preference if you are looking for a family pet.
So, the takeaway here is that no matter what your preference, the slant or roach back German Shepherd Dog, the breed is still one of the most sought after, loving, intelligent, loyal dogs available. That’s why I Love German Shepherds!
So you know you’re close to the delivery date of your new litter of puppies, anywhere from 58-63 days from date of inception. But how do you know when your female is about to drop her first puppy? Are there any signs that she gives when she is about to give birth? The answer is YES. After breeding German Shepherd Dogs for a very long time, I can almost guarantee you that when she does these things, her first puppy will be on the ground very soon.
- Your female dog will stop eating when birth is near. You can try to give her regular food, but she will refuse it. Each and every litter I’ve had my female German Shepherd has stopped eating the night before birth. Don’t be concerned, this is a great sign that delivery is near.
- The female will start to use the bathroom often. She wants to clean out her system before birth, hence the need to stop eating, but she will also use the bathroom frequently to get rid of everything in her system before the puppies arrive. Frequent #1 and #2 is another great sign of your new puppies.
- If your female’s water breaks, the puppies are on the way shortly. Almost every litter I’ve had my female dog’s water breaks just minutes before giving birth.
- And lastly, your female will begin to dig…if you have newspapers down at the delivery site (highly recommended), she will undoubtedly begin to dig and rustle up the newspapers…in other words, she is creating a ‘nest’ for those puppies to lay in. It is instinctual in a dog, like other animals, to make this nest for the puppies. Like clockwork, once my dog begins to rustle up the newspapers and start digging like crazy, you can expect your litter within hours, if not minutes.
No one can predict exactly when your dog will give birth, just like a human, nature will take its course. But when you see the aforementioned signs, you can bet your bottom dollar that your puppies will soon arrive.
I have an AKC female who will be giving birth on or around August 3, 2015. She is a black and tan and the stud is a black and tan. Both are our own dogs, both family pets, and both live inside. We love German Shepherd Dogs and breed our dogs to improve the breed, to provide our dogs with loving homes, and to produce service dogs…dogs that can walk the blind, sniff out breast cancer, assist law enforcement and to enrich and protect their new families.
Our dogs are incredibly loyal, have been raised with kids (our kids have been involved in the breeding process since they were 2 years old) and are not ever left alone once the litters arrive. We take pride and great care to ensure that each and every puppy is healthy, walks and runs, and is integrated into home life way before leaving our home so that there is an easy transition from our home to yours.
We have been breeding German Shepherd’s for nearly 15 years and love these dogs incredibly. They protect us, are loyal to us and give us great pleasure each and every day. They are not a vicious dog but will protect you if necessary. They love to run and play and are incredibly intelligent, making training them easy and fun.
According to AKC, this breed has held the #2 most desirable breed for many years now, and if you purchase one of our puppies, you’ll know why. These dogs are, in my opinion, the best breed of dog available today.
All you have to do is give these dogs love, proper nutrition, and adequate space to run and they will love and protect you for many, many years to come.
If you are interested in one of our puppies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We typically take 4 deposits (average litter size is 7) and after that the puppies go on a first come, first serve basis as long as they are going to a good home which is our top priority.
The deposit is $200 with the balance due upon pickup of $400. These German Shepherd Puppies for sale are near Lexington, Kentucky.
- Addision’s Disease in GSD
- Bloat in German Shepherds
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Digestive Tract Disorder
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Enlarged Heart
- Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
- Haemangiosarcoma in GSD
- Hip Displasia
- Hemophilia A
- Intervertebral Disk Disease
- Mesothelioma Cancer in GSD
- Mitochondrial Myopathy in GSD
- Nuclear Sclerosis
- Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
- Panostitis or Shifting Lameness
- Pannus in German Shepherds
- Petuitary Dwarfism in GSD
- Subaortic Stenosis (SAS)
- Von Willbrands Disease
- Wobbler Syndrome
German Shepherd Dogs can have typical health problems just like we humans have Diabetes, high cholesterol, heart problems and so on. Proper nutrition and health care can help prevent some of these diseases, however, some dogs are inherently born with them. Your veterinarian can help you determine what treatments are available if your dog is born with or acquires any of the above diseases or disorders.
My German Shepherd Dogs have an incredible bloodline known as the Z Pohranicni Straze (Z PS) Bloodline. The kennel Z Pohranicni Straze was established in 1955 for the purpose of producing dogs and training them to protect the people of the Czechoslovakian People’s Republic borders and in 1968 the Czech Socialist Republic. Most of these dogs were acquired from the former East Germany (DDR) and Czechoslovakia- the dogs who exemplified the best qualities of the German Shepherd Dog.
This special breeding program was established in 1956 under the direction of Jiri Novotny from 1981 to 2001. He also trained the dogs during this time. The program focused on the power of good bones of the breed, dark pigmentation, strong nerves and willingness to work in tracking, obedience, and defense work. There were 3 breeding facilities with a total of 80 breeding females that made up the Z Pohranicni Straze kennel. They used 30 stud dogs for the 80 females, all on active duty with their handlers. These breeding facilities were located within the Czech Border Police Compounds in Domazlice, Libejovice, and Prackovice. These compounds had a high security status, strictly forbidden to anyone, even the Czech Border Police who did not work at the facility.
The females were bred and puppies whelped, raised and trained all within these breeding stations by military service conscripts. These stations were staffed by trainers, veterinarians, assistant breeders and kennel help. Once trained, the Pohranicni Straze dogs were assigned a handler and primarily patrolled the border with Germany and Austria to prevent Czechoslovakians and any others from within the East Block from escaping.
The dogs were trained at the kennels for 12 months and afterwards relocated to Border Patrol facilities in their quarters. Today, they are located in Czech training facilities.
During the years under the communist regime, the Czeckoslovakian Border Patrol and their dogs would apprehend 20-30 people on a daily basis. While 9 out of 10 would give up when confronted, the dogs were regularly called upon to defend their handlers from those intent on crossing the border at whatever cost.
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Czech Border Police shared border stations with their German counterparts who maintained a tight control over economical refugees from the former Eastern Block entering Germany. While you would think that the falling of the Iron Curtain might lessen the vigilance at the borders, you would be wrong. The need for these Border Patrol Dogs increased. Those who were not given Visa’s to legally enter Germany attempted to cross this Czech border. While many were crossing to seek a better life in Western Europe and usually did not resist arrest, an increasing number were connected with organized crime and posed a considerable threat.
The Z Pohranicni Straze German Shepherd Dogs were continued to be called upon to respond daily in high risk, threatening situations. The training courses to prepare them were as demanding as their requirements for breeding.
Since 2001, after the retirement of Jiri Novotny from the Czech Republic Police, the name of the kennel changed from Z Pohranicini Straze to Od Policie Ceske Republiky. The breeding program of this kennel has changed substantially. The remaining dogs from the original kennel are now owned by Jinopo.
Obtaining a Z Pohranicni Straze Dog (I am so blessed to have this line of dog)
- The Z Pohranicni Straze kennel dogs were rarely but sometimes bred with civilian dogs. The civilian could either pay the kennel or keep an offspring in which they usually chose the latter in order to own a Z Pohranicni dog.
- There were 3 kennels that worked closely with the Z Pohranicni Straze kennel. These kennels were allowed to whelp the dog and keep half of the litter in order to own the Z Pohranicni name
- The Z Pohranicni kennel would often trade dog for dog to bring different quality dogs into their kennel for their desired bloodlines to produce a more impressive bloodline.
Through these 3 ways civilians had access to the Z Pohranicni Straze German Shepherds and the kennel managed to be at the center of breeding in both Czechoslovakia and the present day Czech Republic. Many of these dogs have been purchased by Schutzund competitors and are highly ranked in competition and show in Western Europe and the United States.
All of the individual dogs used in the breeding program have at least velmi dobry (very good) body conformation, strong bones, good pigmentation and strong health. They also are significant in their high food drive, high working drives, and early working maturity. The selection of their stud dogs and females is focused on their trainability, solid nerves and ability to protect their territory. The males and females come from the 6 basic bloodlines, or more precisely from their individual branches that proved themselves in the breeding program of former Z Pohranicni Straze kennel. Today this blood is combined with the blood of significant working German Shepherds from outside the Czech Republic that have proved themselves in the breeding programs and have the above described breeding features and traits.
To see the entire lineage of our dogs in the Z Pohranicni bloodline, please copy and paste this link into your browser or you should be able to just click on this link: this is from the pedigree database. http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/dog.html?id=590927-straze-congo-von-jeurgen