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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 Scottsdale?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Scottsdale is ranked the most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is regarded as the best place to have a dog as it scored 1st and 3rd overall for pet health and wellness and outdoor pet-friendliness.


A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Scottsdale the 24th most pet-friendly city in the country. Again, the city stands out for its high number of dog parks and low average annual precipitation. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Scottsdale

Scottsdale has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to SmartAsset, there are 1.2 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Chaparral Park, Eldorado Park, Horizon Dog Park, Vista del Camino Dog Park, and Mountain View Park. 


Scottsdale is also home to several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great trails to explore are Sunrise Trail, Gateway Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.

Life in Scottsdale with a dog

Scottsdale has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a meal with your furry friend. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Diego Pops, North Italia, Raven’s Gastropub, Morning Squeeze, and Fate Brewing Company.


In Scottsdale, you’ll find many other pet-friendly establishments, including spas, groomers, and daycares. Plus, the city is one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Scottsdale is also 1st in the country for pet-friendly rentals.


If you have friends or family in town for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Hotel Valley Ho, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, and The Phoenician Scottsdale. 

Popular dog breeds in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is home to a diverse range of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Shih Tzus. So, whichever breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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