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Deborah K.

11/13/2022

German Shepherd Dog

Excellent choice of my New Puppy. Heidi. Healthy and Happy.overall, should have purchased two puppies because she is so easy. TRAVELLING........ WAS DROPPED OFF WITH NO PRIOR NOTICE. AT TWELVE

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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.

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  • 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 Plano?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Plano is ranked the 20th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best places for raising a healthy dog as it ranks 4th overall for pet health and wellness. Plano is also the 32nd best city for outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Plano

Plano has several off-leash dog parks where your pooch can roam to their hearts’ content. A few of the most popular off-leash parks in the city are Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows, Jack Carter Dog Park,  and nearby Hound Mound Dog Park.

Plano is also home to over a dozen dog-friendly hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are Bob Woodruff Park Trail, Windhaven Park Trail, Bluebonnet Trail, Haggard Park Trail, and Russell Creek Park Trail.

Life in Plano with a dog

Plano has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have options when you want to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Katy’s Trail Ice House Outpost, Holy Grail Pub, Fish Shack, Bavarian Grill, Rugby House Pub, and Pepper Smash.

Plano has a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Every year, there are numerous events celebrating dogs and their owners. One of the most fun events is the annual Wags & Waves, where your furry friends can go for a swim in an Olympic size pool.

When you need to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of options. According to Zumper, Plano has the 20th most pet-friendly listings in the country. If your friends or family are in town, they will also have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include NYLO Dallas Plano Hotel, Aloft Plano, and Residence Inn. 

Popular dog breeds in Plano

Plano is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Goldendoodles, and Rottweilers. No matter which kind of dog you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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