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Total GSD Newsletter, Issue #002 --want to learn more?
June 25, 2006
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Total GSD Newsletter - July 2006 The best German Shepherd Dog information available, and all in one place. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Health Issues:

Featured Health Page:

What is 'Bloat'?

It should be handled as an emergency and your dog taken to a vet or emergency vet facility asap!

Read more about bloat here:


Puppy Issues:

Featured Puppy Page:

The Importance Of GSD Socialization

It is extremely important to socialize your German Shepherd puppy starting at as young an age as possible to make them more comfortable with other people and dogs and to able to feel comfortable and confident in strange environments.

Read more about German Shepherd puppy socialization here:


A Few Interesting GSD Facts:

Important Tidbits For GSD Lovers Everywhere

Did you know that:

The GSD is a fairly recent breed in the overall history of dogs, having been developed almost entirely in the 1900s.

Captain Max von Stephanitz is the Father of the GSD.

Horand von Grafrath was the first GSD to be registered.

The GSD was the first breed to be trained as a working guide dog. Buddy, becomes the first Seeing Eye dog in 1928.


Our GSD 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,

929 Maple Street,

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.


Enter our GSD Photo contest

Total GSD is looking for more pictures of your beautiful German Shepherds to include on our website. Photo credit will be given to all photos chosen. All we ask is that you send in 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. And good luck to everyone.


Fun and games with your GSD:

Playing frisbee with your German Shepherd

Read more here:


The GSD Timeline and History:

Here you will find a brief timeline of events for the German Shepherd Dog containing historical information from the past that have been important to the growth and development of our favorite breed, the GSD.

Read more about the GSD history here:


Let us know what you'd like to see in our newsletter and on our website as well. We'll do our best to add it.

Thanks so much. German Shepherds rule!


Copyright 2006, Total German

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