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Melissa W.

09/14/2022

German Shepherd Dog

From my first inquiry about Goose (now named Gustav) puppy spot staff was wonderful. It is a little nerve racking since you can’t communicate with the breeder directly (I am used to doing this as I’ve never used this type of forum before) but my situation was most likely not typical I needed a couple weeks due to work schedule prior to picking up our puppy. Staff was kind and patient and wiling to answer questions. Everything worked out perfectly in the end. My advice be patient the world is...

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German Shepherd Dog Characteristics

German Shepherds have been one of America’s most popular dog breeds for many years. They were bred as working dogs and still carry this work ethic and energy. They make great protectors and loyal companions. German Shepherds are happiest with frequent exercise and tasks to complete. They are quick to learn and highly responsive to commands with regular obedience training.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Accommodating

German Shepherds are one of the most recognizable breeds and the second most popular dog in the United States. They typically have a mix of black and tan fur, but they can also come in gray, brown, white, and liver.

German Shepherds are extremely loyal with a strong work ethic. They were originally bred to herd flocks and later came to perform a variety of intensive work, including sniffing for contraband and assisting the military. They’re incredibly dutiful and brave, making them devoted companions and excellent service dogs. 

German Shepherds still have this work-driven demeanor and will require regular exercise and mental stimulation. They don’t love being left alone for extended periods of time and can get anxious and may engage in unwanted behaviors like barking or chewing.

Germans have thick coats and are known to shed quite a lot. You’ll need to brush them several times a week and should plan on cleaning up plenty of fur!

German Shepherds make great watchdogs, but their size and energy can make them challenging for some people to handle. They have very dominant personalities, but with consistent obedience training, they are very good with authority.

German Shepherds can grow to weigh between 50 and 90 pounds and 22 to 26 inches in height. The breed is generally quite healthy, but some may experience vision problems and bleeding disorders. German Shepherds enjoy an average lifespan of 7 to 10 years.

How dog-friendly is Milwaukee?

A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Milwaukee is ranked as the 85th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a dog, ranking 17th overall for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a variety of dog parks and other activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Granville Dog Park, Bay View Dog Park, McKinley Marina Park, and Estabrook Park. There are also several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend, including Oak Leaf Trail Milwaukee and Seven Bridges Trail.

Life in Milwaukee with a dog

There are over 100 pet-friendly restaurants in Milwaukee, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Harbor House, Sobleman’s, Old German Beer Hall, Black Sheep, Stack’d, and Cafe Lulu.


Milwaukee also has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, every year, there are several local events for dogs and their owners. One of the most fun events is PetFest Milwaukee, where your dog can take part in a costume contest, dive and fetch in a massive pool, and socialize with hundreds of their fellow dogs.


You won’t have to worry about finding a place to live with a pet in Milwaukee. According to a Zumper study, the city has the 17th highest number of pet-friendly rental listings in the country. If you ever have friends in town, they too will have no shortage of places to stay with their dogs. The city has over 50 pet-friendly hotels, the most popular including The Iron Horse Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, The Pfister Hotel, and Saint Kate Arts Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are  Bichon Frises, Goldendoodles, Beagles, Border Collies, and Labradoodles. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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