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German Sheprador Puppies

Author Happy Doggo
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Oct 28 ·

If you’ve been looking for a mixed breed dog for your new forever friend, you might have been eyeing up German Sheprador puppies. These dogs are a cross between the German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever, and make great companions.

However, as with any dog, it’s important to do your research before you get your new forever friend. Here’s all you need to know.

Where To Get German Sheprador Puppies

Because they’re a mixed breed dog, they will be easier to find in shelters than a purebred dog. If you’re committed to adopting, that’s good news! However, most likely you’ll still have to settle for an older dog or a puppy that has a lot of other breeds mixed in. There’s no real way for a shelter to verify the exact mix of a dog, though you can always DNA test them later. Kenzie…

It’s also possible to find a German Sheprador breeder, but breeders who breed mixed dogs can be unethical, so watch out for that. You can narrow down your search for a reputable purebred dog by making sure the breeder has AKC papers to prove they’re legitimate. Not only can these dogs not have AKC papers, they’re not designer breeds, so there’s a higher chance they’re born from a backyard breeder.

The last thing you want is your new dog to have health issues because the breeder wasn’t selective enough in their process, or temperament problems because they didn’t get the best start in life.

If you do decide to go the breeder route, just vet them carefully. Make sure you see where the puppy is being raised, get health and shot records, and meet the parents at the very least. Ask all the questions you want before committing. Onyx…

The Cost

You should budget around $800 and up for a well-socialized, healthy German Sheprador puppy.

Appearance

A German Sheprador’s coat and color will depend on what they get from the parents. What you can count on is this being a fairly large, sturdy dog, though it’s hard to predict which traits they’ll take on.

Temperament

Because these two breeds have different personalities, much like appearance, it’s hard to predict their exact personality. That’s why it’s very important to socialize and train them well from an early age to ensure you get a happy and well-adjusted dog. Make sure you only use positive reinforcement for training, as unnecessary aversive methods can damage your relationship with the dog. This will make them fearful or even aggressive.

Likely, your dog will have the happy and goofy nature of the Labrador. Labs are very affectionate, intelligent, and eager to please. This makes training much easier than it can be with other breeds. They lack the stubborn streak that a lot of intelligent dogs have.

One thing to note, however, is that German Shepherds can be very reserved with strangers. This is another reason socialization is important. Make sure every experience with a stranger is a good one. You can have them meet plenty of people when they’re young so their friendliness doesn’t change when they’re older. Go_ammo_go…

German Sheprador Puppies – Veterinary Needs

Like any dog, German Sheprador puppies need a series of shots when they’re young. These will usually start at eight weeks old (maybe a little earlier if their breed gets ahead) and will be a series of three or four shots. It protects them from distemper, parvovirus, and other nasty and often fatal diseases they can pick up from other dogs, and you should avoid them meeting unknown dogs at this time. After these, they’ll get their mandatory rabies shot as well as bordetella, which protects from kennel cough.

After that, they’ll need check-ups once a year. Your vet will keep an eye out for health conditions, run a fecal test, and give them their booster shots to keep them protected.

Keep them up to date with flea and heartworm medication too. Usually, this is a pill given monthly. Wynter…

Diet

When it comes to diet, dog owners certainly have some strong opinions on the options. The main two are raw food and kibble.

Although raw owners swear by their diet, you can feed them kibble. Dry food is perfectly healthy if you look into it, but you should ask your vet’s advice to ensure you do. Some food isn’t actually good for dogs because it has more fillers than nutrients. Never feed them grain-free food either, as this has been linked to heart disease in dogs.

A lot of owners love raw food, but it’s important to do it right if you decide to go down this route. Dogs need more than just meat — they need grains, fiber, etc. Do your research if preparing these meals. Kota…

Grooming

If you’re looking for a dog with low-maintenance grooming needs, you’re taking a chance on this one. They might end up with a long coat! However, chances are, this dog will have a short coat — just remember this isn’t guaranteed, since it may take on the German Shepherd side!

However, it’s important to keep up with nail, teeth, and ear care. Get them used to all of this at an early age and provide lots of high-value treats to keep them comfortable.

German Sheprador Puppies – Photos

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