1> Keep your shepherd's weight down. Overweight dogs will have more health problems, including heart trouble and arthritis.
2> Learn what health problems are associated with this breed: Von Willebrand's disease (a blood disorder), glaucoma, torsion (stomach bloat, a very serious emergency), cataracts, calcium gout, chronic pancreatitis, hip and elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, hemophilia, slipped discs and retinal atrophy.
3> Brush your German shepherd daily if possible. This breed sheds year-round and heavily twice a year when the undercoat comes out.
4>Bathe the dog infrequently; shepherds don't require special grooming and can be washed at home.
5> Make sure to trim this dog's nails regularly - every two weeks - to prevent foot problems.
6> Remember that German shepherds are eager to please and very intelligent. You must be consistent and firm while training them.
7> Keep your shepherd indoors or out. Remember that she'll be much happier indoors with the family, since these dogs prefer to be with their pack.
8> Be prepared to enjoy a good 10 to 13 years with your shepherd, as this is the average life expectancy for a German shepherd.
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