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here's your October 08 Total GSD Newsletter
October 26, 2008
Hi everybody,


October 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 . . .


The Best Christmas Gifts and Christmas Gift Ideas


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:

Introducing Your Dog and Your Baby

Introducing your dog and your baby is an important step in making sure that your family all gets along well. . . . .

Managing German Shepherd Puppy growth

Managing German Shepherd puppy growth is one aspect of owning one of these wonderful dogs that needs to be addressed.....

New Video - Hot Spots in the German Shepherd

Here's a new video I've just added all about hot spots in the German Shepherd. . . . .

Feeding German Shepherds

Feeding German Shepherds - this is one subject that will yield a different opinion from everyone that you speak to. .....

Does your dog eat grass?

Does your dog eat grass? One of my dogs eats grass like a cow. . . . .

Teaching Your Dog to Wait

Teaching your dog to wait is a very important command for your dog to master. It may even be lifesaving. . . . . .

German Shepherd coat patterns

You may not be aware of it, but there are several German Shepherd coat patterns available in the breed . . . .


Hidden Special Offers Page Hidden Special Offers Page Hidden Special Offers Page


ATTENTION: Please visit our NEW Members Only Area - Only Available for the Newsletter Subscribers of Total German Shepherd

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:

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Now, on with more GSD information ....


NEW - Please Visit our "Ask the Vet A Question" Section

If you have an important question about your dog it's almost always late at night, after regular doctors hours, or on the weekend when you just can't get an answer otherwise. So, now what do you do?

Don't worry! Here's one helpful alternative in case you get in just that predicament. If you have any sort of dog related health questions please feel free to get advice directly from a real dog expert - right now. Best of all, it's very affordable!


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.

Just to make it easy, here is the link to the GSD Shopping page where you can find everything all in one location:

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:

8) German Shepherd Dog wallet:

Looking for a beautiful German Shepherd Dog wallet? Then you're definitely in luck. These great GSD wallets make wonderful gifts too for the dog enthusiast in your life.

See our GSD wallet here:


Thomas Kinkade Village Christmas Miniatures Collec


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.


Outstanding Savings on Dog Treats. Outstanding Savings on Dog Treats.


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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