Shepweiler

70-110 lbs
22-25"
United States
German Shepherd
Rottweiler
Rottweiler Shepherd, Rotten Shepherd, Rottie Shepherd, Shottie

Some canines enthusiasts might be able to work it out from the name alone, but the Shepweiler is a cross between a German Shepherd and a Rottweiler. These are two German working dogs that lie on the larger end of the scale, but despite their size and intimidating appearances, their combined offspring are easy to train and make for friendly family pets.

In this introduction to the Shepweiler dog, you’ll learn that:

  • The hybrid needs at least an hour’s exercise a day
  • Early socialization of Shepweiler puppies will get them used to other people and animals
  • They can be prone to developing Elbow or Hip Dysplasia, as well as bloat
  • These dogs tend to be heavy shedders and need daily brushing

Shepweiler Breed Overview

There are a couple of things prospective parents should consider before introducing a Shepweiler into their lives. For starters, do you have the time and energy to meet this lively hybrid’s quite substantial activity requirements? If they’re not exercised enough, you might see an aggressive or destructive side of your dog that you probably wish you hadn’t.

It’s not just walking you have to think about, however — training will also take some time, too. Although the Shepweiler, like their parent breeds, are relatively easy to train and keen to follow commands, they only really respond to firm and persistent authority.

Is your home suitable for a Shepweiler? This is a large-sized hybrid and one that could really do with a decently sized yard to run around in throughout the day. What’s more, they’re known as fairly big shedders, so you can’t be too fussy about pet hair on your furniture — a bit of brushing should keep the worst of this under control.

If you can meet all of these demands, you’ll find that the Shepweiler makes for a loving and loyal family pet.

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purpose Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
history Date of Origin
2000s
ancestry Ancestry
German Shepherd and Rottweiler

Shepweiler Health

Average Size
Male Shepweiler size stats
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 75-115 lbs
Female Shepweiler size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 70-110 lbs

Shepweiler Breed History


The Shepweiler hasn’t been around for all too long. Although documentation is scant, we’d estimate they emerged in the 2000s at some point as part of the hybrid dog boom that continues today.

However, the parent breeds have much longer histories that offer some insight into the temperament of the Shepweiler. 

With the German Shepherd, one man was particularly influential in creating the modern breed — Max von Stephanitz, a captain in the German cavalry. At the end of the 19th century, he sought to create the perfect German herding dog from the mass of local shepherds’ dogs across the country.

Stephanitz purchased a dog in 1899, named him Horand von Grafath, and used him as a stud for the new German Shepherd breed. In the same year, Stephanitz set up a group dedicated to German Shepherds that’s still in existence today.

This new breed was initially popular with herders, but they also found roles in the military making deliveries and other supply runs. It wasn’t long until they found favor across the Atlantic, too — the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1908 and one German Shepherd, Rin-Tin-Tin, would become a familiar face in early American cinema.

The German Shepherd remains well-loved to this day, both as a family pet and a faithful worker in everything from police forces and armies to search and rescue teams.

The Rottweiler is a similarly hard-working dog and is thought to descend from Roman drover dogs, who were tasked with guarding the camp, herding cattle and pulling heavy loads.

After the Roman Empire collapsed, these working dogs continued to be bred in Germany, especially the area around the cattle town of Rottweil (so named because of the red tiles on the roofs of the town’s villas).

When the railways were built, there wasn’t as much call for the Rottweiler’s pulling power, but they gained popularity with butchers, gaining the nickname Rottweil Butcher Dog.

The breed underwent standardization at a similar time to the German Shepherd, with the International Club for Leonbergers and Rottweiler Dogs established in Germany in 1899 and the first breed standards set in the same year. Rottweilers weren’t included on the AKC’s books until 1931.

Today, Rottweilers always rank high on the AKC’s list of the most popular breeds in the USA, but they’re still highly valued in working roles too, be that police, customs or guard dogs.

Shepweiler Breed Appearance


As with most hybrids, there’ll be variation in the appearances of Shepweiler puppies and keen-eyed parents will often be able to spot different sides of the family tree in their pet.

In general, a full grown Shepweiler tends to be large in size and strongly built, too. Their bodies are usually muscular and held up by long legs and big feet. The coat is normally thick, straight and bearing a black and tan colorway common in both German Shepherds and Rottweilers — other noted colors include one or more of fawn, white, red, sable or brindle.

The Shepweiler has a strong jaw, a black nose and eyes that are typically blue or brown (although it’s not uncommon for the hybrid to have two eyes with different colors). Most of the time, their ears hang down, but they can point up when they’re paying attention.

Similar Breeds to a Shepweiler

There are many other breeds that are similar to the Shepweiler, including other working dogs and energetic hybrids. Here are just a few.


Shepweiler Breed Maintenance


The thick coat of a Shepweiler might make them pleasant to stroke, but it does require a little bit of care. As a heavy shedder, a daily going-over with a slicker brush will stop their fur getting all over your home and keep their coat looking shiny and healthy, too. They can be bathed when needed, but don’t do this too often as it will dry out their skin and potentially cause rashes or irritation.

Other essential maintenance tasks include brushing teeth regularly to prevent dental disease, trimming nails to stop cracking or splitting, and checking ears for signs of irritation and wiping them clean of dirt or debris.

Shepweiler Health Risks

Like the vast majority of dog breeds, the Shepweiler is more likely to be affected by certain health conditions at some point in their lives. These tend to be afflictions suffered by their parent breeds, and typically include:

Some of these are hereditary, which makes it all the more important to only deal with responsible breeders who carry out screening on their animals and remove genetic carriers from the breeding pool.

Elbow and Hip Dysplasia


As larger dogs who love to run around, the Shepweiler is one of several canine varieties more predisposed to developing Elbow or Hip Dysplasia. This occurs when the elbow or hip joint bone fails to develop correctly and begins to move against the corresponding socket with friction. This leads to limping, limited movement and pain.

Thankfully, vets have a raft of treatment options available and the worst symptoms can often be alleviated. Sometimes, weight loss and medication will do the trick, but more severe instances might require physiotherapy or surgery.

Degenerative Myelopathy

This is a disease that causes a dog’s spinal cord to degrade over time and is particularly associated with German Shepherds. It has similar symptoms to Hip Dysplasia or Arthritis, but the distinguishing feature is weakness in the hind quarters — this might take the form of a wobbly walk or difficulty rising from a sitting position.

Degenerative Myelopathy isn’t curable, but vets will be able to provide ways for your dog to deal with the pain — this includes medication, physiotherapy and recommendations for home modifications (such as ramps and mattresses).


Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

Also known as bloat, Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) occurs when the stomach fills with air, usually after eating. Often, this is as far as it progresses, but sometimes, the organ can inflate so much that it begins to twist upon itself and cut off circulation to parts of the body. This can quickly prove fatal.

There are some symptoms parents need to be aware of so they can call for timely veterinary attention — these include retching, drooling, a firm abdomen and obvious distress. If given enough time, a vet can attempt to deflate the stomach and perform surgery to return it to normal condition.

GDV tends to affect dogs with deep chests, which will be the Shepweiler in many cases. There are preventive measures parents can take to lower the risk of serious cases of bloat. These include spacing out a dog’s meals to stop overeating, stopping them from exercising immediately before or after mealtimes, and introducing some wet food into their diets.

What to Feed a Shepweiler

As a large dog who loves nothing more than to be running around in the great outdoors, the Shepweiler has a sizable appetite and this should be satisfied with high-quality dog food. 

Ideally, the chosen product should have high protein levels sourced from real meat or fish, as this will keep their muscles in a healthy way. Be sure it includes all of the vital vitamins and minerals that the AAFCO recommends.

There are a few other things to take into consideration. As we’ve covered already, the Shepweiler is prone to Elbow and Hip Dysplasia, which are both made worse by obesity — avoid carb-heavy dog food or filler ingredients.

What’s more, there are some pet experts who recommend that dogs prone to bloat are fed wet food in some proportion as dry food can cause blockages. This could also mean moistening dry dog food as well.

Choosing the right type of dog food can be an overwhelming experience, which is where an expert’s opinion comes in particularly useful — our partner Dog Food Advisor’s list of the best dog food for large breeds should help Shepweiler parents, for instance.

Shepweiler Temperament


Both German Shepherds and Rottweilers have reputations for being intimidating breeds. Indeed, some parents might worry about how strong the Shepweiler bite force is and whether it would be a safe thing to introduce to a family home.

There’s no doubt that a full grown Shepweiler is a powerful dog, but they’re also very receptive to training — why do you think they made for such good working dogs for centuries?

That being said, they require firm and persistent authority to let them know who’s the pack leader. Socialization should be carried out for Shepweiler puppies to get them accustomed to other people and animals. 

Shepweiler Activity Requirements


Be sure you dedicate enough time to exercise — an unstimulated Shepweiler can often prove to be destructive or anxious. As a dog with two particularly strong and energetic ancestors, the Shepweiler needs at least an hour’s activity a day, be that walking, ball games or agility training.


It’s also especially important for this dog to have access to a large fenced yard so they can burn off some energy at different points of the day. This gives them the space to run and play in. They'll also enjoy going for walks, visiting the dog park, playing ball or frisbee, and sports such as agility competitions.

Shepweiler Owner Experiences

Brandy
11 Years
4 People
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Playing
he´s a very lovable dog he´s calm and a good guardian
5 years, 7 months ago
Gypsy
18 Months
2 People
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Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Walking
Ball toss
wrestling
Gypsy is an adoption from an active family that kept her crated for much of the day. She also lived in an apartment. She did some property damage to say the least. Now she has a house with a huge backyard and two other canine pals to play with.
5 years, 4 months ago
Luna
11 Months
3 People
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walk
Dog Parks
Got Luna for our granddaughter as company.I'm on oxygen so I am home all the time turns out she is a great family dog, loving and very eager to please, have never had a dog so easy to train.loved and happy
5 years, 2 months ago
Bob
3 Months
4 People
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So nice and playfull
5 years, 2 months ago
Belle
4 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
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Pastimes
Running
Playful and obedient
5 years, 1 month ago
Shiloh
17 Months
3 People
Condo
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My absolute favorite breed of dog. Shiloh is my second one. He is a giant baby...125 pounds. He is friendly and playful yet protective when he needs to be. Gets along w my other dog. Love this breed and will always own one. Shiloh is currently in training to be my assistance dog.
4 years, 10 months ago
Wendy
12 Weeks
2 People
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Jogging
It’s really nice and awesome having a shepweiler ...
4 years, 10 months ago
maxwell
2 Months
2 People
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Friendliness
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Walking
for the most part right now hes sleeping alot and hes starting to bit whatever he seems like a straw or a sock or something his teeth can get to since i do believe he is starting to grow more of his teeth so hes a bit fussy about that
4 years, 9 months ago
Bella
9 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks, chasing her ball, dog biscuits
Enjoy her joy of running and barking at things
4 years, 9 months ago
Ruger
2 Years
5 People
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Walk
Play
Swim
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Hide & Seek
Tricks
Dog Parks
Running
He's an amazing friend and forms a special bond with everyone he knows. He loves to be loved on and gets jealous over his English Bulldog sister very easily. He's pretty short and stubby but it doesn't stop him from being the fastest, most adventurous dog i've ever known. He is protective over "his" things such as food, bones, and toys.
4 years, 9 months ago
Koda
13 Weeks
2 People
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He’s a very energetic dog that love rope toys often playing tug or command grabs and bite exercises.
4 years, 8 months ago
Bear chapman
18 Months
3 People
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Tug-of-war
Ball
Walks
So far he loves walking his master is very strong but listens well gets along with the cat and checks on the babies kittens regularly very curious also sleeps at the house door at night as protection I love my shepweller
4 years, 6 months ago
Diego
14 Months
2 People
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Diego is a big softie at heart but has a mean bark. Loves cuddles in the bed, couch, floor, outside. Loves being inside and out
4 years, 6 months ago
Blue
23 Months
1 People
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My shepweiler is a Mobility assistance dog. He's with my service animal and he pulls my wheelchair. We play together and he's very active
4 years, 1 month ago
Sarge
9 Years
4 People
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Sarge is my service dog he trained him self to my special needs and then we had more advanced training done he is a perfect dog for this. he love children too we have 13 grandchildren that play with him every time they see him and when we are at stores if he sees a kid crying or fussing he has to make it better it just his way i love him to death
4 years ago
DeFenDer
2 Months
5 People
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My boy is DeFenDer. He is really a defender . Thats why I named him as Defender . He is very cute and very funny . We play with balls , toys , and ropes. Sometimes he bites me if He is not allowed to play with my shoes. He becomes very aggressive when someone disturb him when playing . Also he is stubborn boy. But overall he is a lovely babe. Thought he is 9 weeks he grows rapidly. I always feed him with nutritional foods. His fav foods are salmon yoghurt milk cheese sausages bread and his dog food. But he is eager to try anything that I eat. He doesn't like to be alone. Specially without me. He loves me very much. But I feel he doesn't know how to tell it. However he likes to be with me. He wants to come every where with me. If he wakes up he wants me to be awake. So he licks me until I get up. After that he play with me , bite me, jump over me oh ver silly boy. So I love my DeFenDer boy more than every thing. I dream about him since I was doing my A/L . Now I have him. Im soooo happy and soooo lucky.
3 years, 11 months ago
Lucy
6 Weeks
2 People
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Grooming
Friendliness
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Playing, jumping
Lucy is a Girl, thou still very young. She kives milk and egg also cheese balls and so much loves meat and fish, hot dogs, like seriously. She csn be so extremely playful. Sometimes she wake up in the morning quite early and start playing, you know what sometimes she come to me while i am sitting, place her teeth on my dress trying to call me to play, this is so funny.
3 years, 11 months ago
“Anubis”
2 Years
2 People
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My German Shepherd/Rottweiler cross “Anubis” is the best dog that I have ever had bar none. He is so well rounded, he seems to grasp everything that I teach him.He is one of the most beautiful dogs that I have ever seen. I have had hundreds of compliments on him, and many people ask about his breed. He is a complete powerhouse, he loves children and has a huge vocabulary!
3 years, 9 months ago
Ace
3 Months
6 People
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Fetch
My sweet boy is amazingly smart. He picks up whatever i teach him fast. Very lovable to the kids. Loves to cuddle, get/give kisses. Beautiful strstructure. All in all a great dog.
3 years, 9 months ago
Skyler
4 Months
3 People
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great family dog and when it has to work it does it perfect everytime
3 years, 9 months ago
Rosie
2 Years
4 People
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Amazingly talented loyal and obedient dog. Requires lots of excercise but will lay down and cuddle when she is done. Highly recommend for active owner
3 years, 9 months ago
Shelby
3 Weeks
4 People
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Cuddle and ball
She is the cuttest dog i've ever seen. Looking forward to train her and play with her
3 years, 9 months ago
Duke
3 Years
4 People
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Fetch
Tug-of-war
Walk
Duke has to be one of the most gorgeous dogs I've ever seen!! and he's smart enough to know it! As a puppy Duke's energy level was through the roof! at 3 years old were starting to finally calm down! He is so friendly to all animals at the park as well! He has been know to help foster dogs (both big and small) with learning to interact with other dogs. Although spoiled rotten he does know right from wrong, even if he chooses to prentend hes not listening! Downside: he is known to have the STINKIEST farts LOL!
3 years, 9 months ago
Dora
3 Months
4 People
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The experience I am having with my shepweiler is that it's a very fast learning dog and a very intellegent. And as a companion no one can replace it.
3 years, 8 months ago
Rocky
2 Months
1 People
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Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Tracking
Go on Vacation
No experience yet and look forward in getting more experience and information
3 years, 8 months ago
Pepper
3 Years
4 People
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Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Walking
snuggling
Fetch
We were lucky to get Pepper as a rescue when she was 1yr old. She did not know how to live in a home at first, but she is so smart and eager to please that she figured it out quickly. She is the most affectionate dog we’ve ever known! We have 2 girls, ages 6 and 14. Pepper still has her puppy energy and can be clumsy, but aside from stepping on the 6 yr old’s foot sometimes, she is gentle and loving with both girls. She’s now a fit 110 pounds, and I wish I could train her not to pull so much on the leash when walking, but that’s my bad - not hers. She’s a great family dog: funny, affectionate, loyal and smart. Plus, she’s a great deterrent for burglars! She rarely barks, but you’ll jump when she does!
3 years, 7 months ago
Lina
7 Months
5 People
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Playdate
Walk
Catch treats
Play
Bath time
Cuddling
Found this girl on a street. Sometimes she is a bit agresive and bites to the point that it leads to bleeding. Honestly I am so scared of her getting older and bigger bescuse it seems like she is more on a Rotteweiler side. I am giving her all my love and the cutest thing is when she lays on my lap and wants to cuddle... But sometimes when she doesnt get the cuddles she wants she starts to bite and I am not letting her to take biting as a good behaviour. Can anyone give me some tips for training this mixed breed beacuse I am a new owner who didnt expect her to be the mix that she is and I dont want to give her in a shelter. I forgot to mention that she listens me only and she is not biting me but other houshold members.
3 years, 6 months ago
T’Challa
3 Months
4 People
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I haven’t gotten him yet but I’m super excited about making a new bestfriend
3 years, 6 months ago
Annie. Angie. And big sunny
9 Years
2 People
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I had a male rottweiler and he was a good dog. And the three Rottweiler German Shepherds. To look like a rot. And the last dog look like a fuzzy German shepherd with floppy ears. They were wonderful dogs and I want to get another one because of two breeds mix well together
3 years, 5 months ago
Lola
3 Years
3 People
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We adopted her from ASPCA. She took to us immediately.
3 years, 3 months ago
Xena
5 Months
2 People
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We enjoy our walks to the river close to us
So far really good I've had plenty of experience with the breed as i owned a rottweiler and German shepherd who mated so 13 shepweiler puppies later trained before they went to their forever homes
3 years, 3 months ago
Ace
1 Month
5 People
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Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Playing outside
He’s fun to be around
3 years, 3 months ago
beatrix IG @bumblinbee_
11 Months
2 People
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she is my first pet shes honestly perfect for my lifestyle very active and athletic shes also a huge sweetheart thanks to socialization and basic command training
3 years, 2 months ago
Merle (Murl)
12 Years
2 People
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She is kind, loving, protective, loyal, friendly, easily trainable, very intelligent. Had lots of energy when young, you need to provide lots of exercise. I am her human but she knows that my son is part of the pack too and she loves him and see him like a fellow cub. She has been my best friend for 12yrs and always come with me if I go out for the day. Fantastic companion, will love you with everything they have, if you love and resect them also.
3 years, 1 month ago
Jake
2 Years
3 People
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Grooming
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Energy
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Very loving and crazy energetic but loving and alot of licking
2 years, 7 months ago
Lucy
3 Months
9+ People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Playing with her
Playing
Good but iam a little bit afraid of her
2 years, 7 months ago
Bella
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
socialise with other dogs in safe area
gardening
Learn a new trick
Hide & Seek
Fetch
Rescued her at five months old from a charity and she was brought from Cyprus to the UK. Quick to learn and extremely energetic. Has grown to 40Kg / 88lb and very strong. Can be challenging on lead where there are distractions. We use a double-ended lead and harness. Loves playing with people and dogs but there are lots of small dogs in the park so we need to exercise caution when and where we let her offlead, she can chase the ones that run away and her size can make that worrying. Very affectionate and protective of the house, barks at unknown visitors, foxes or noise behind the fence but stops when we reassure. Massively intelligent and intuitive and a joy to be around in the house and garden. Good sleeping through the night and perfect toilet training. A very clean girl and happy to be groomed. Always aims to please and we train daily with positive reinforcement. A big, beautiful dog needing your full attention, plenty of exercise and fun mental and physical training.
2 years, 4 months ago
BARON
4 Months
5 People
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She is so much afraid, doesn't even bark at stranger Falls sick,and she is very lazy
2 years, 2 months ago
Dakota
4 Years
2 People
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Dakota is a wonderful, pleasant dog. He is very friendly, alert, and loyal. He loves to walk and is very friendly. He absolutely loves children.
1 year, 10 months ago
Sawyer
2 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Dog Parks
Explore the city
Off-leash
Hide & Seek
Nose work
Fetch
Chase
Tug-of-war
Hike
Look out the window
Explore the woods
Run
Walk
Go to Park
Go to Beach
He is a love. He gets very antsy if he doesn’t get enough exercise or mental stimulation. He has a very sensitive stomach and require prescription food, but he has adapted to this very well.
1 year, 9 months ago
Dax
1 Year
3 People
House
Health
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Frisbee
Walk
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Dax loves running around outside in the backyard and fetching his favorite toys. He is still learning not to tug on the leash but becoming more obedient every day. He is super friendly but very excitable. He never bites but will occasionally just put his teeth on you and sit there. I tell him, "I know you're just playing but your teeth are sharp, so you gotta put em away." and he does actually listen to it. He's not 100% there yet, but he's at an in-between phase that sometimes causes funny scenarios where he'll start to open his mouth and then put his paw on his own nose and push his own mouth shut. He does great with kids when my sister brings my nieces over and while he doesn't get excited to see other dogs, he also doesn't get angry, rather he just looks curious. Same with wild animals in the neighborhood. I've yet to see his reaction to rabbits or lizards, but he just stares at squirrels and birds. The only exception to his mild temperament and good obedience is cats. If he sees a cat he loses his mind and can't be reasoned with to the point he doesn't even seem to hear you anymore. He still never jumps the fence, even for a cat, but he will stay right at the fence barking and growling at the cat until it leaves, then spend a minute or two after it leaves going to all corners of the yard searching for it, almost like his guard duty has gone into code red and the cat is family enemy #1. First dog I've had that actually fits the "dogs hate cats" stereotype.
1 year, 4 months ago
ben
3 Months
5 People
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our experience with ben is nice but it pretty hard for us to teach him not to bite us
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Roggy
8 Months
4 People
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Friendliness with owners
2 weeks, 3 days ago
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how do i get my dog more active and get him toy motivated and more energetic

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This is very dependent on breed, age and personality. If unusually lethargic we should rule out an underlying medical issue such as joint disease or an underactive thyroid. Offer a variety of activities such as "find the treat", scent finding, agility, training commands etc to see what theu respond best to. Incorporate high value treats such as chicken and sausage and use lots of vocal praise.
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How long will it take for my shelwieler to fully grow?

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