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Old 11-18-2012, 08:20 AM   #21
 
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I love GSDs, but every one I've known had a tendency to be really smelly and bad shredders - is that common ? I've also considers Belgian Malinois.
Yes, they do shed daily - and worse in the spring and fall ;p But, the vacuum and brushing takes care of that!

Spider, if you get a Malinois, please be aware that they have intense energy levels, and need to run like mad for miles and miles every day. They are working dogs more than they are good pets ;p you might want to consider a cross? Like Mal/GSD? German Sheps are a trifle lazier than Mals, a good 5 mile walk a day plus two one hour play times in the yard with you is usually enough exercise to keep them calm.

ETA And they are not typically smelly, unless the food they are eating is a poor quality...which is the same case for any dog. Mine just smell like nothing much, unless they are wet - in which case they just smell a bit doggy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #22
 
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I love German Sheperds. They're used as police dogs here and I remember watching the news following them from puppies, through training and to becoming full police dogs. I decided I wanted one at sone point then.

So loyal and very cute puppies.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #23
 
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They shed a lot, I dread to think what the long haired ones are like, but never noticed mine being particularly smelly.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:29 AM   #24
 
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The german shepard is my family's breed. All of us has had at least one. we rescued them from this crazy breeder who would not stop breeding even when she knew it was dangerous for the mom and babies.

The second dog we had was a german shepard. loved him to bits. i think german shepards are awesone family dogs.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:45 AM   #25
 
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Huskies and Malamutes look more wolfy too me...big body, skinny legs.

My dog used to play w/ a dog that was half GSD and half timberwolf. OMG the fur!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #26
 
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We had an Alaskan Malamute...so many people asked us if he had wolf in him. The answer was no...bad breeders add wolf into the line.

I never heard about wolf being part of the GS line....
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