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German Shepherds Dogs In Nigeria [All You need to know about GSD]

German Shepherds Dogs In Nigeria [All You need to know about GSD]

German Shepherds Dogs In Nigeria

German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) also known as the Alsatian dog is quite a popular breed of dog in Nigeria. Various people love the German Shepherd Dog breed for various reasons ranging from protection to loyalty to strength and many other reasons.

Even though they are quite popular, many people even their owners don’t know some certain things about them such as certain characteristics, nutrition, care, diseases and symptoms, history.

We provide you with the total and complete knowledge of the German Shepherd Dog breed, enjoy as you read through.

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History:

The German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) also known as Alsatians are a breed of dog known for their intelligence, devotion, courage, energy and many more. The German Shepherd Dogs was first introduced in Germany in 1899 when Captain Max Von thought to create an ideal Shepherd Dog by taking them through a series of training to bring out their inherent abilities.

During the World War I & II, there was a decision to drop the name German from the name and call it just Shepard dogs or Alsatians, even though they are mostly known as Shepherd Dogs, they are still known and called Alsatians in some other part of the world.

In 1908, the GSD was internationally recognised by the America Kenny Club(AKC), A registry of purebred dogs’ pedigree in the United States of America.

In the 1990s, the German Shepherd was crossbred with the Shiloh Shepherd to create the Kings Shepherd. The intension was to have a German Shepherd with fewer health issues and a longer life span. The king shepherd lives an estimated life span of 10-11 years.

 

Overview of The German Shepherd Dog (GSD)

Average Life span 9-13 years
Group Herding
Temperament Intelligent, confident, courageous, devoted
Height 22-26 Inches
Weight 60-100 pounds(male), 50-70 pounds(female)

 

Characteristics and traits of the German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dogs has some interesting characteristics that would excite any dog lover or intending Dog lovers or buyers. It is an all-purpose working dog.

  • They are a very intelligent, confident, courageous and smart breed of Dogs.
  • Can be used by the handicapped as it could help run an errand around the house and many more.
  • Used by the police and also in military services.
  • Very useful in search and rescue party as it has a great sense of smell
  • It is used to detect drugs by the armed forces
  • The GSD is a great watchdog
  • Competitive, Obedience and Faithful companion.
  • The GSD because of its high energy, it needs a lot of exercises and training so as not to get bored (Dogs get bored too)
  • The GDS differ in abilities depending on who the descendant breeder is; either American breeders or German breeders.
  • The GSD is so faithful and devoted that it can put its own life on the line for its owners and loved one.
  • They are a very alert breed of dogs and always ready for action.

    German Shepherd dogs
    German Shepherd dogs

Price of German Shepherd dogs in Nigeria

The prices of German Shepherd Dogs in Nigeria actually varies from different sellers, states, location etc. But from our research, we’ve been able to put the price at about #75,000 – #150,000 in Nigeria.

Price of German Shepherd puppies in Nigeria

Getting a GSD puppy is really a cute and adorable thing, as they get to grow and bond more with the owners, families and integrate better into the society, which makes them less of a threat.

While there are different qualities of GSD puppies, we also have various prices.

Quality GSD puppy would cost about #200,000 – #350,000

Inferior GSD puppy would cost about #40,000 – #90,000

Our advice to you is to go for the best of the best, but if you can’t, you could go for the other option.

How to take care of your German Shepherd Dogs

As humans need to be taken care of, dogs also need to be taken care of and looked after. They might not be able to explicitly explain how or what they feel to their owners, the owners need to be watchful and dutiful in making sure the dog is kept healthy.

We’ve put together some key things and duties a dog owner, especially a German Shepherd shouldn’t neglect.

  • So as to keep the GSD clean, the coats should be brushed every few days.
  • They should always be looked after and cleaned up as they have a relatively high shedding rate.
  • To make them walk around freely without pains, their nails should constantly be trimmed.
  • To keep their tooth clean and white, they need to be brushed a few times a week.
  • The GSD has very powerful jaws, they need to constantly have something to chew on, not necessarily foods but durable chew toys to chew on
  • The GSD has been a very active and energetic dog needs to be trained constantly and not just walked around some couple of times else it would get frustrated and use that energy in some other negative ways.
  • To also help them maintain a balanced psychological lifestyle, they need to be allowed to socialize and integrate with society.
  • The GSD ears should be cleaned frequently to avoid dirt blocking the ears or the dogs from having ear infections.

Common health problems of the German Shepherd

Hip Dysplasia: This is the most common health problem faced by German shepherd dog, even though faced by other dogs particularly larger dogs, it is extremely common to the GSD. This is majorly caused by overfeeding, over-exercising the dog as they also have a breaking point, Hip dysplasia can also be caused by injuries when the dog was young.

Elbow Dysplasia: This like hip dysplasia is also extremely common in German Shepherd Dogs and can be caused by bad genetics which makes it very difficult for it to walk around. Even though this condition cannot be eliminated, it can however be maintained by giving it the right diet to keep his joints lubricated and free of pains.

Epilepsy: Though epilepsy is a common disease in humans, it is not so common in the dog. The GSD experience some form of seizure disorder.

Other health conditions mention-worthy are;

  • Haemophilia
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Panosteitis
  • Allergies
  • Pancreatitis
  • Bladder stone

Diet and Nutrition for German Shepherd Dogs

  • To keep your GSD fit and healthy, they need to be fed with two meals a day or two cups of dog food depending on the dog attributes such as weight, workload, age, health condition and other related attributes.
  • They must have access to clean and freshwater and on no conditions should they be allowed to drink dirty or unclean water
  • Constantly take note of the dog’s weight, obesity will shorten the life span of the dog
  • If you notice any behavioural changes or health changes strange to you, do take the dog to a veterinarian for a proper check-up and medical attention

Amazing facts about German Shepherd Dogs

  • In the U.S military service, they prefer the German Shepherd dog breed to other breeds of dogs because of their intelligence, loyalty and commitment.
  • The German Shepherd Dog breed are very fast runners and used by the military to chase criminals.
  • There are different colours of the German Shepherd Dog.

 

Where to get German Shepherd Dog in Nigeria

Getting a German Shepherd Dogs in Nigeria has to be done with a very careful mind, one must be very watchful and ask certain questions like; has the dog been trained, if it has any diseases, the descendants of the GSD (America or German), how has it been fed and other relevant and related questions. And if it’s a GSD puppy, you should really want to know of the mother to avoid getting ones with genetically transferred diseases.

At  1kmarketplace, we sell to you the best GSD dogs and puppies which are strong, intelligent and healthy. You can visit our website to get your preferred GSD dogs and/or puppies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Is German Shepherd a good family dog?

Yes, they are a very good household dog, they are smart, intelligent and very protective of their owners and their owner’s household. And they are also a good family companion.

Is German Shepherd dangerous?

German Shepherd who isn’t trained by the owners or made to integrate into the society and socialize can become very dangerous

Is German Shepherd an aggressive breed of dog?

German Shepherds could be aggressive or not depending on a couple of factors such as their training, the environment, their state of health and some other factors.

What’s this difference between a German Shepherd and an Alsatian?

There is basically no difference between a German Shepherd, During World War I & II, there was a decision to drop the name German from the name and call it just Shepard dogs or Alsatians.

How much is German Shepherd puppies in Nigeria?

While there are different qualities of GSD puppies, we also have various prices.

Quality GSD puppy would cost about #200,000 – #350,000

Inferior GSD puppy would cost about #40,000 – #90,000

Do German Shepherds get attached to one person?

German Shepherds can get very attached to a person whom they love because he or she understands, take care of, or knows the needs of the GSD and helps it achieve it. This endears the heart of the GSD to the person.

What breed of dog gets along with German shepherds?

German Shepherd dogs get along with other breeds with similar sizes or a little lesser size as themselves. Breeds such as the Siberian Huskies, border collies, Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers are a good companion of the GSD breed.

What is the best dog bed for a German shepherd and other large dogs?

German Shepherds being a large breed of Dog would require a big dimension of bed size of about 34*45*6 inches that would be able to accommodate a large GSD. The bed would also have to be a quality one as it would wear out quickly if it’s not.

How much is a German dog?

The prices of German Shepherd Dogs in Nigeria actually varies from different sellers, states, location etc. But from our research, we’ve been able to put the price at about #75,000 – #150,000 in Nigeria.

 How much does a German shepherd puppy cost in Nigeria?

While there are different qualities of GSD puppies, we also have various prices.

Quality GSD puppy would cost about #200,000 – #350,000

Inferior GSD puppy would cost about #40,000 – #90,000

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