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German Shepherd Breed Information

Avg Size of Female: Height: 22 - 24 inches, Weight: 75 - 95 pounds
Occasionally seen: Pancreatic insufficiency
Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, eye (blood)
Major concerns: CHD, elbow dysplasia
Note: GSDs are especially susceptible to a potentially fatal systemic fungal infection from Aspergillus.
Life span: 10 - 12 years
Minor concerns: Panosteitis, vWD, progressive posterior paresis, cauda equina, pyotraumatic dermatitis, skin allergies, malignant neoplasms, pannus, cataract, gastric torsion, perianal fistulas, cardiomyopathy
Avg Size of male: Height: 24 - 26 inches, Weight: 75 - 95 pounds

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Recent Forum Threads

Adopt a german shepherd !!!!!!

I would like to adopt a german shepherd. My Forest passed away weeks ago with cancer. Let me know where I can find one. Better puppie and younger dog. I have a big house with a big back yard. I live ... - eroz1965

Excited Puppy won't Listen to me

My Shepard is almost 5 months old. I have tried everything to get her to come to her name when called. She will only do this when she is scared at the dog park and will never leave my side. Any other ... - mads756

(Help) Advice on whether to keep my amazing GSD Pup

HELP. I'm struggling to make the right choice! I've got an incredibly kind, intelligent and beautiful 9 1/2 month old German Shepherd. I adopted her at 2 months old, when I had a big yard and was pla... - lisaolsen916

Live in GF finds it amusing to scare our 4year old GSD.

My girlfriend who lives with me, dislikes my 4year old Gsd. When he was a puppy he chewed one of her shoes and she has held a grudge ever since. I have never witnessed her abusing him but have heard h... - mick1832

My GSD has excessive shedding. may try omegas but want opini...

My almost 1yr old gsd is shedding a huge amount everyday. It's like you can never get it all up. I bathe him once a week with shedding shampoo recommended from the vet but it doesn't seem to be workin... - Maegan Irwin

My Gsd has a skin condition are there any natural remedies?

I've got a four y/o Gsd that has a yeast infection that the vet just wants to put her on antibiotics for. I've tried the grain free diet with omega and fish dog food but it keeps coming back. I figure... - kelliean

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