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here's your Sept 08 Total GSD Newsletter
August 24, 2008
Hi everybody,


September 2008: Total German Shepherd Newsletter - Want to learn more about the German Shepherd Dog? Here is the best German Shepherd Dog information available on the web, and all in one place, just for you and your German Shepherd. Read on to learn more . . .


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Just a quick heads up that we've added several new pages and articles all about the German Shepherd that you just might be interested in reading since our last newsletter was published.


New and / or Featured Pages:

Nipping and Play Biting

Nipping and play biting is particularly common among puppies, but can also occur in older dogs that haven't been taught proper bite inhibition. It's important to note that nipping is not true aggression: it's a form of communication, interaction, exploration, and play for the puppy.

Puppies use their mouths to explore their den, their mother, and their littermates. As early as a few weeks old, they begin to use their mouths to . . . . .

Treating Pain In Your GSD

Controlling and treating pain in your GSD is essential to his overall well-being. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drugs commonly used to control pain and inflammation in dogs.

NSAIDs are used to help many dogs lead more comfortable lives. Exactly what are NSAIDs? NSAIDs are used to help to control signs of arthritis ......

Jumping German Shepherd ? Learn how to deal right now.

Learn how to deal with a jumping German Shepherd right now. Jumping is a really common problem among most dogs and dog owners. It's a problem that many dog owners inadvertently encourage beginning from puppyhood.

It is your job to take matters into your own hands and make it perfectly clear . . . . .

Bloat requires immediate veterinary care

Do you really know what bloat is? It is known by many names: Gastric dilatation-volvulus, GDV, also commonly known as canine bloat.

It is also most important to note that it is an acute, life-threatening condition and as German Shepherd Dog owner it is imperative that you .....

Testing for Hip Dysplasia

We all need to understand what is involved in testing for hip dysplasia as owners of a dog breed potentially predisposed to this condition - the German Shepherd Dog.

The first sign of any potential hip problems in any dog may show up when the dog is as young as . . . . .

German Shepherd Coloring Book

Are you tired of looking all over the web for a free German Shepherd Coloring Book? Well, now you don't have to anymore. Get your free copy here right now. . . . . .


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Things in here will change periodically, so please visit often to see what may be new. Coupons, free e-books, discounted offers on German Shepherd Only dog related items, gifts for GSD lovers and so much more.

BTW, did I mention it's password protected? You'll need the password to get in and it will change from time to time, but it will always be posted in our newsletter in this area for easy access, so please look here for the most current password.

This month's password is: GSDpuppy (No spaces before or after, and it must match exactly to get in)

Here it is:

Have fun with your reward for being a member of our German Shepherd Dog newsletter.

Now, on with more GSD information ....


Please Visit our New German Shepherd Dog Items Pages

Help support our site - if you are in the market for German Shepherd related items or gifts please see what we have to offer. We have a wide range of products from the finest of dog collectibles to things you use everyday, like regular checks, and everything in between. Thanks for browsing.

1) German Shepherd Hand Bags

This German Shepherd purse is crafted of the highest quality materials, featuring a large image of the German Shepherd accented by real leather trim and handles. Handsome metal rings and feet add fashion flair and durability while the zipper top and front pocket open to lined compartments that hold all your belongings.

2) Beautiful German Shepherd Dog Collectibles

Any of these items would be wonderful gifts for any German Shepherd lover or owner. Here you can select from puzzles, frames, tote bags, doormats, throws and much more.

3) Ebay German Shepherd Dog Store

We have added new and exciting ebay German Shepherd auction items to our site. Now you can browse through the menu of items presented here to find the perfect GSD product you are looking for - then, just click on the item to bid right away! This store is continuously changing so visit often. Not an ebay member? No problem, you can join here for free as well.

4) More German Shepherd Dog Collectibles:

Have fun browsing and shopping among all these GSD collectibles and dog related items: plates, clocks, figurines, toys, fine jewelry and much more. The GSD Collectibles on this page may change from time to time so feel free to browse all you like - if you see something you like, order quickly since many of these items are seasonal only and only offered for a limited time.

5) German Shepherd Breed Checks and Checkbooks:

Order your own personal German Shepherd checks designed exclusively by dog artist, Linda Picken. These four German Shepherd dog check portraits are so true-to-life, you'll want to give each one a belly rub!

6) German Shepherd Dog Calendars:

Do you need a gift for the German Shepherd lover in your life? German Shepherd Dog calendars are always a cherished and desired year-long gift.

See many of our GSD calendars here:

7) German Shepherd Dog Watches:

These German Shepherd watches are among the nicest I've seen around - in fact I own a GSD watch myself and love it. Need another dog breed on a watch. That's possible too. There are many breeds to choose from.

See many of our GSD watches here:


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Need More Info? Visit our German Shepherd FAQ page anytime:

Great information for the novice owner and all other dog lovers as well. Find the answers to many of the most common questions that we are frequently asked about our German Shepherd Dogs right here.


Our German Shepherd Dog Wish List

Total German Shepherd is now collecting Purina dog food weight circle donations to help out various GSD rescue organizations throughout the US and abroad.

Everyone who uses Purina Pro Plan or Purina One or any other Purina dog foods should carefully save the weight circles from their bags.

Not sure what we're talking about? There are some Purina weight circles (photo examples) on our site at:

You can send your weight circle donations to the address below:

Weight Circle Donations:
Total German Shepherd Weight Circles,

333 Old Antioch Church Rd.,

Carrollton, GA 30117

Total German Shepherd will collect and redeem the weight circles and donate the accumulated Purina "checks" to various GSD Rescues throughout the country which can be redeemed for various rewards, including checks for veterinary services and for food.

Please help us to help all the valuable GSD rescue organizations in their effort to save, give veterinary treatment, behavior and training help and eventual rehoming of each and every dog in their program. With your help in the saving of these tiny paper circles, we can all help so many less fortunate German Shepherds.


Want to see all our new pages? Visit them here anytime:

Total German Shepherd Blog

Our GSD blog page will keep you up to date on the most recent updates, new articles and special announcements for our German Shepherd Dog site.

Want to subscribe to our RSS feeds? Simply right click the orange RSS/XML button (right under the blue navigation buttons on the left hand side of the page), choose "copy shortcut" and paste it into your RSS reader. You're set to go!


Newly added, download your own FREE copy now:

Feel free to download our newest ebook and share it with your friends. If you are getting a new puppy, or thinking about getting one, this ebook : "Choosing puppy names does not have to be that hard" has 1000's of names to choose from.


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Help! We need your GSD Photos

Total GSD is looking for more pictures of your beautiful German Shepherds to include on our website. We're looking for clear and colorful, non-copyrighted personal photos of your German Shepherds only, in various settings: while at play, work or wherever. The best photos showing the most character will be chosen.

For more info, contact us at our contact form on our website at any time, or you can send them to us directly at: "gsdphotos (AT) rock (DOT) com" .


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Thanks so much. As always, German Shepherds Rule!


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