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Why you should add a German Shepherd to your Family.

Updated: 4 days ago

West German Show-lines bring a balance of intelligence, strength, beauty, and superior quality in the form of lifelong family companions.

German Shepherds are a popular breed of dog known for their intelligence, trainability, and loyalty. We started with a working line rescue over 15 years ago, and fell in love with the breed's intelligence and lovability. They can be great companions and protectors for families, as well as being used in a variety of working roles such as police, military, search and rescue, therapy and service dogs.


The best family dog I could have imagined. Thank you! – Jane

Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider getting a German Shepherd for your family:

  1. Intelligence: German Shepherds are highly intelligent and can be easily trained to perform a variety of tasks. This makes them an ideal choice for families who want a dog that can learn, obey commands, and offer protection.

  2. Loyalty: German Shepherds are known for their loyalty and strong bond with their owners. They can be fiercely protective of their families, make great watchdogs, and can help deter intruders for the entire family. We love the connection our puppies build with their families and strive to make it a lifelong bond.

  3. Versatility: German Shepherds are a versatile breed that can excel in a variety of roles, from working as a service dog to being a loving companion. They can be trained to perform many different tasks and excel in different environments - from basic obedience to advanced Shutzhund protection training. Different lines of the German Shepherds have different active balances. For example, the working line German Shepherd, most commonly used in advanced protection work such as police training, requires more training than the West Show-line German Shepherd that don't have as rigorous a training drive.

  4. Exercise needs: German Shepherds are active and need a lot of exercise to stay healthy and happy. They thrive with daily walks, runs and training sessions. We routinely practice socialization and obedience training for a well rounded temperament.

  5. Family-friendly: German Shepherds can be gentle and patient with children, and make good family pets if they are given proper guidance and training. They are protective of their families and are known to be patient with children. Many of our puppies are taken to homes with young children and they learn to grow together as family companions.


Overall a German Shepherd puppy can be a great addition to any household. They are smart, loyal, active, good with children, and generally healthy. If you are considering getting a puppy, a German Shepherd is definitely worth considering. However, German Shepherds also have energy levels. They can be stubborn and require consistent training. They also need proper socialization and a lot of mental stimulation, so it's important to do your research on the breed. Feel free to check out our post on some important considerations that can help you determine if it's a suitable fit based on lifestyle and other factors.

It’s also crucial to adopt from a reputable breeder, to ensure that you're getting a healthy, well-socialized dog. We work with our families to match characters and temperament so when you take a puppy home, they’re a lifelong companion. For more in depth breakdowns on what we do differently, and how we prioritize the care of our puppies check out our Puppies Page and About Us.

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