Everyone's seen a German Shepherd at some point, either on duty or as a beloved pet, but did you know the animal is actually the German Shepherd Dog? It's one of the few breeds (like the American Eskimo Dog) that have this word in the official name. These loyal and lovable pups are easily recognizable and excellent working dogs. You might be surprised by what you learn about this sweet and smart pooch after taking our quiz!Take the Quiz
Aww, what a cute lil face! My friend Samantha shared these pics of her new New Orleans pooch — and his appropriate fleur de lys collar — so learn all about him below!PetSugar: When did you get your pet and what's his breed?
Samantha: We got Quincy on August 22, 2010 and his birthday is June 17, 2010. He is a male German Shepherd.
PetSugar: What's your daily pet routine?
Samantha: Early morning: Potty
Morning: Breakfast, potty, and play or a walk
Afternoon: Crate-time and relaxing, some play-time, and several potty breaks
Evening: Dinner, potty, a walk, then bedtime
Learn about his favorite types of snacks, and see more pictures, when you read more
Added to the family less than a year ago, Jon Gosselin already came under fire for past remarks about the sextuplets treatment of their pups . . . and now they're reportedly returned to the breeder. First off, it's sad to lose (or give up) any pet, but even sadder that the kids are losing two furry family members along with so many other changes in their lives right now.I understand that dog ownership is hard work (boy, do I ever), but it seems that another solution could have been found — a caretaker for the pups perhaps, or a larger place in NY where the big dogs would be welcome? Oh well, here's hoping that the German Shepherds find a forever home soon enough.
Jon spent a final day playing with the dogs before the duo was loaded up into a crate in the back of a truck — see Shooka and Nala's last day when you read more
In no particular order meet Trustt, Solace, Prodigy, Valor, and Dejavu. How cute (and sleepy) they are! This unconventional new puppy alert features five German Shepherd dogs recently cloned in South Korea and making a press debut yesterday in LA.
If you've forgotten, Trakr was a hero dog working after the 2001 terror strikes on the World Trade Center and we first learned of his most "clone-worthy" status and future procedure last Summer. Even if you wouldn't pay to clone your own pet, I can't see anything wrong with adding five future heroes to the world, can you?
See more pictures with Trakr's owner, the cloning docs and of course puppies being puppies when you read more
Ever since the Gosselins' new puppies made their TV debut, I've been tuning into Jon and Kate Plus 8 to see how the large family adjusts to the growing dogs. Not only can I now ace the fun quiz on lilsugar, but it gave me an idea for a post, too. In case you missed the episode, I've pasted a clip where the family sees just what the pooch ate on an X-ray – check it out below.
Now it's your turn to share – what's the weirdest thing your pet ate and did it require surgery as well?
It's rainy, cold, and gray outside, and Sweet D just wanted to find a spot to hide and sleep the day away. Don't worry D, I've had days like this, too.
Congrats to Sweet D and SZ GSD for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to submit your favorite snapshots to our Pet Pics group — you may see your furry pals on the pages of PetSugar!
While we've been anxiously waiting for any announcement about the TBD Obama puppy, the "second dog" was just introduced over the weekend. Vice President-elect Joe Biden picked out a three-month-old German Shepherd from a kennel in suburban Philadelphia on Saturday. The lil boy won't join the family quite yet and still remains nameless. Turns out Biden told the breeder that honor will go to his grandkids . . . but, with five of them, how will everyone agree on just one name?!
I know that stance — butt in the air, ears up, tongue out — it means that this pup is ready to play. Or, Sirius could just be stuck in that position. It kinda seems like the couch is holding up his rear-end, doesn't it?
Congrats to Sirius and Stoones for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to submit your photos to our Pet Pics group for a chance to see your favorite furry friend on the pages of PetSugar.
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I'm super excited for the latest episode of Animal Planet's new series, Dogs 101. Airing every Saturday at 8 p.m., each week it focuses on new dog breeds. Last week, we learned about five breeds (including my absolute fave . . . wink wink) but which will we meet this week? Find out in this slideshow.
Kimbo817 recently welcomed home a new addition to her family – German Shepherd/Lab mix Marley! She's only ten weeks old, but she already knows how to ham it up for the camera. I can tell there will be lots of photos being taken of you in the near future, my friend. Lots and lots of photos.
Congrats to Marley and kimbo817 for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Do you want to see your furry pal on the pages of PetSugar? Then start submitting your photos to our Pet Pics group! Need some help getting started? Just read more