Fragile german shepherd?

by angelo
(lakeport ca USA)






hi I have a 1 year old gsd and he isnt as tough as i thought he would be. He is very smart but when he plays with other puppys younger than him he seems to get hurt often.

He is also very loving and I think he is too friendly when I bring friends to my house he immediately goes up to them wanting affection or to play.

Are GSD's fragile at 1 year of age? Do they act like puppys until they are 2 years of age? Thanks


Comments for Fragile german shepherd?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 29, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
GSD
by: Anonymous

I've had four GSD all were loving and friendly.
They know when to protect you.
My gsd must respect everyone that enters our home when we are present.
When we are not home everyone is fair game.
Even my closet friends are not allowed in the yard if we are not present.

Feb 01, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Fragile German Shepherd?
by: Anonymous

I've been told that since a german shepherd is a large breed animal... they don't reach maturity or (adult hood) until they are 18 months of age.

As far as his fragility is conserned... if your dog is in pain... then I'm sure that he doesn't want to interact with others as much.

Don't get me wrong, I know that your pupppy loves you very much. Just like humans... if your in pain, you want to be left alone until your pain free anyway.

Jan 25, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
He'll get tough
by: Bette

I thought my boy GSD was NEVER going to grow up. It took him three years. I've heard similar stories from many other owners too. GSDs are not by nature aggressive dogs, but loving, protective and loyal.

If you give him time he'll learn he's a REAL German shepherd. When mine was one-two I asked the breeder the same question you are asking. I was concerned he wouldn't protect me. She said, "Don't worry about that. He loves you so much his natural protective instincts will kick in if someone bothers you."

Be thankful you've got him. They ARE the best dogs in the whole wide world.

Jan 18, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Fragile Shepherd
by: Anonymous

Many Shepherds mature more slowly then many other breeds. Your GSD will figure out on his own schedule a purpose for himself. Temperment of the parents will tell you alot about how your pup will mature. Some are more confident and some are more anxious...but all I have seem will protect "their" people when pressed. Is your GSD really seeking affection...or is he really saying....."hey, this is my house and I need to be reckoned with". Domination comes in many forms...what looks like play can be subtle domination.

Jan 13, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
i just found out my German Shepherd has an over bite
by: i posted this

hello there, I have posted the fragile german shepherd. I just found out he has an over bite and his two large front teeth have dug holes in his top gums on the inside of his fangs. The vet said he needs his 2 bottom teeth filed down so thats what i must do. this is the reason my gsd is not being as tough as he can when we play. If anyone has had the same problem I would be glad to hear your story. Thanks

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to GSD Questions Form.

Sign up for promotions, news, discounts, and the chance to win prizes for you and your German Shepherd

E-mail Address
First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you German Shepherds Rule.

300 x 250

Thank you for this web site. Very informative and well written. I often advise my shepherd people to visit here for information. Again GREAT JOB.
Laura Page Warden

What a fabulous website!!! I really enjoyed reading about the history of the dogs. There is a ton of helpful information on here and defiantly something for every reader to enjoy!!!
Misty Weaver

Recently got a GSD again. Last time had GSD no internet etc. Cant believe how much info for free. Kenneth

I love and appreciate the helpful advice I found on your website!
Rachelle