About The German Shepherd Breed

Firstly - GSD's make great family pets.

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Useful Information For Owners of German Shepherd Dogs

The aim of this section is to be a useful resource for both new and existing owners, we will be adding to it on an ongoing basis..

We want to help people decide whether a GSD is right for them and their family and to provide useful information across a wide range of subjects.

We aim to give a little bit of an insight into the development of the breed with brief information about the history and origins of the German Shepherd Dog as well as breed standards.

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We hope to offer you good advice on how to look after your GSD and a brief look at some of the common health problems with useful links to other resources that can provide relevant information. If there are any particular subjects that you would like to see included then please drop us a line with your suggestions.

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We got our new GSDR bandanas a bit dirty.

Please click on a link below for information required.

History and Origins of the German Shepherd Breed

Where does the breed originate from

two german shepherds playing with a stick in muddy water

German Shepherds love water especially the muddy variety

Breed Standards

What should a GSD look like - how big, what colour

german shepherds waiting for stick to be thrown

You have our undivided attention!


Tips on feeding and general healthcare as well as a look at common health conditions associated with this breed.

two german shepherds covered in mud splashes

You have a bit of mud there on your cheek!

How to improve the quality of your rescue dog's life!

Canine Massage and Stretching by Jörn Oleby

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Hello, do you come here often?

Living with a GSD

What's it really like having a GSD as a pet?

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two wet and muddy white german shepherds

Now that's wet and muddy

If you think you would like to offer one of our dogs a good home, please contact us. If you cannot rehome a dog but would like to help, you could send a donation or assist with other fund raising activities.

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Please help us by making a donation so that we can help re home more unwanted German Shepherd Dogs. Donations can be sent to Jayne Shenstone, German Shepherd Rescue, Little Vauld, Marden Hereford HR1 3HA. We also accept Paypal payments - just click on the Paypal button below. Thank you.

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