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The Blue German Shepherd Top Facts & Guide

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I LOVE the Blue German Shepards. Ever since I rescued my first one 4 years ago from a shelter, I’ve been extremely happy with this breed!

Often called the “shining star of the breed” because of their elegant, carved look, these dogs are sometimes called “German Shepherds” due to their unique shape. They offer a unique combination of great temperaments, dependable endurance, and athleticism that sets them apart from other breeds. These puppies need daily attention and are almost 100% indoor-adic in their previous environment.

Foot anatomy

This dog has a long, thin and strong bone structure. This allows him to pull with his back heel and push forward with his front leg. This pulling action makes it easier for him to run and jump.

He also has long, thin hips with a deep and powerful abdominal musculature. In addition, the pelvic floor softens, making this area especially sensitive to tenderness. The backside is also far more vertically mobile. This means that, while learning to walk and become more comfortable around humans, this dog can get on all fours.

The powerful abdominal muscles are joined to a strong and healthy back end by a strong, full and muscled neck. All of the largest deep organs are covered by a thick coat of alabaster-looking down and heavy guard hairs.

Food Habits

This dog needs plenty of opportunities to live on grass and leaves. Because of this, he is susceptible to bouts of panting. Because of this propensity, he is continually looking for the noise of a barking or a snarling dog to wake him up. This can also work against him, as he may become distracted and even oblivious to approaching humans.

He prefers to eat grainy, stale or old material such as corn, barley and rye. In his natural habitat, he moves continually by rooting through the ground in search of food. Upon finding it, he eagerly grabs it and grinds or gnaws it up as if it were a baby. This has led to the name of “grinding mill dog” because of the intense grinding action these animals use to consume their food!

He also will occasionally use his front paw to walk on the ground. In this case, he uses his molars and strong front teeth to help him balance.

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Breeds

The Blue German Shepard is a cross between a Bull Mastiff and a fine Chihuahua. These include 14 recognised breeds, none of which are purebred. Here are the most common.

The Blue German Shepherd is a medium sized dog with a long, muscular body and compact chest. It tends to have a look that is closer to a bull mastiff than a Shepherd. It is sometimes confused with cross breeds and is commonly referred to as a Brustache.

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The Blue German Shepherd should not be confused with a miniature Pomeranian, but is more closely related to the Jack Russell, or Standard Poodle in size and shape. The Blue German Shepherd is one of the most popular and sought after breeds in the US. It was named for its striking blue color andability. This dog breed originated from Germany and is considered the most adaptable and well-socialized of the full breed German Shepherds. Blue German Shepherds make a wonderful family dog, a great workout dog and a great pack dog.

Here are some facts about the Blue German Shepherd that you may not know. I actually met one of these great dogs when I traveled back home to Germany. The investors who own the home I lived in had a Blue German shepherd named Pudge. I fell in love with her when I met her face to face upon my return. She was the sweetest, most loving dog I had ever met and made me want to adopt every dog from Germany. 

Here are some of my favorite things about the Blue German Shepherd:

That big, lean, muscular body full of incredible bone structure does not disappoint either. This gives them the ability to pull, push and pull some more. They are also very athletic and can run extremely fast.

One of the unique features of the Blue German Shepherds is the strong chest conformation. They can be so strong in chest area that you see it as a “beast chest” from the outside. I have had two people comment to me that THEY are unable to pick up a 2-3 year old Blue German Shepherd from the ground without touching the end of the legs (more on this later). The chest area is very strong as well, making them very balanced and balanced.

The Blue German Shepherds can be incredibly brash and dominant, and may train well. I must say that they are excellent guard dogs as well and will bite when you least expect it. They also do well in the park or field. I personally have never known a Blue German Shepherd since we left Germany that wouldn’t run, fight or bite people when approached by them.

The breed has the ability to be playful and placid at the same time.

The German Shepherd is a fantastic family pet. ‘Lovin’ this black labrador Retriever with us since 1999, Rebecca is part of our core family of four adult children. Despite being in the middle of her second decade as an active family dog, this wonderful pack animal exhibits no signs of arthritis, hypoglycemia, or heart disease.

We know that if this is going to be our dog’s age and in our retirement, she will need TLC. Because of her age, we are more concerned with promoting overall well-being and keeping her active than eliminating certain over-the-counter and prescription medication. Since she is a lab, she can take a heartworm preventive medicine. Because she is a lab, there may be an injection into her thigh and neck to combat fleas. Due to these procedures, she may get a yearly dose of the flea meds Rifampin, Diprox, Telluride, and Voltaren. If she gets one shot of any of these put into her body, we encourage her to get another yearly dose, specifically in February, on an empty stomach. This will help prevent any heartworm prevention-related side effects.

We also strongly encourage her to stay off medication for hypothyroidism and since last fall, for contacting us with a painful, dull pain in both hips and both knees. This pain is in addition to the stiffness and difficulty walking that we see at an accelerated rate. It’s not excessive, but the annual shots are effective for the development of fleas and heartworm.

We do, however, promote minimal exercise as well as the avoidance of Alcohol and strong coffees and teas in an effort to keep this aggressive Lab on-task and healthy.

Conclusion

Overall, German Shepherds have amazing lives and make excellent family pets. Good owners always know that a puppy or dog is capable of much more than simply walking the dog bowl. If given the chance to lead a healthy active life as part of family, some love them to death. German Shepherds are tough and have incredible loyalty. Through puppy-rearing, we actually developed a few packs that thrive in this environment. Each pack tries to out work and out work the other pack. Be sure to instill these practices even when tough.

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