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Total GSD Newsletter, Issue #001 --want to learn more?
June 01, 2006
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Total GSD Newsletter - June 2006 The best German Shepherd Dog information available, and all in one place. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Health Issues:

What is 'Epilepsy'?

Canine epilepsy in GSDs simply refers to repeated seizures. Although seizures can always be considered as abnormal events, not all seizures in German Shepherds are caused by canine epilepsy.

Read more about canine epilepsy here:


Puppy Issues:

Featured Puppy Page:

Choosing a German Shepherd puppy does not have to be so confusing. Bringing home a new German Shepherd puppy takes lots of planning ahead of time and plenty of puppy proofing. Before you jump head first into this big decision you must first evaluate your needs.

Read more about choosing a German Shepherd puppy here:


A Few Interesting GSD Facts:

Important Tidbits For GSD Lovers Everywhere

Did you know that:

The first German Shepherd was believed to have set paw upon North American shores in 1906.

The first German Shepherd Dog exhibited in America was in 1907.

The first German Shepherd registered with the AKC was in 1908.

Average Litter Size: 8 puppies

According to S. Coren, the author of "The Intelligence of Dogs", The German Shepherd Dog ranks as the 3rd most intelligent dog breed of all.

Top 5 Brightest Dogs:

1. Border Collie

2. Poodle

3. German Shepherd


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 to appear. 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:

To keep your GSD from getting bored, playing fun and games of any kind, whether it be while training or simple play, can be one of the best methods available to you. You originally got your GSD for companionship didn't you - isn't playing with your dog and playing fun and games with him one of the main reasons for getting him in the first place?

Read more here:


GSD History Lesson:

GSD history, relatively speaking when compared to many of the other breeds of dog, is still that of a very young breed. Here is a GSD timeline - containing historical events important to our breed.

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. Shepherds rule!


copyright 2006, Total German

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