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Meet The German Shepherd

Meet The German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog Breed

Dogs, regardless of the breed, are the love of our lives. Among many breeds, the German Shepherd is a popular choice. These loveable creatures are easy to train and an asset to the police force. Since they are obedient, they also are helpful as sight dogs for the blind. However, they are also great companions for your horses. How? Let’s find out. 

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History and Origin of German Shepherds

German Shepherds originated in Germany, as their name suggests, in the late 1800s. Back then, the most intelligent, obedient, and responsive dogs were bred in Germany, which led to German Shepherds. This new breed was tasked with herding the sheep and protecting the flock. As such, their role was more of a servant to the farmers rather than a companion. 

By World War I started, German Shepherds were famous across Germany, which then spread to the rest of the world. What attracted people to this dog breed was their loyalty and courageousness. Eventually, the dogs had the reputation of being obedient and easy to train. This led to their inclusion in the police force. 

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German Shepherds and Horses

German Shepherds have a great sense of smell, excellent speed and intelligence, and strength. Therefore, they make a tremendous asset for herding. This is how these dogs become such great companions for your horses. They can herd your horses and protect them efficiently. However, since German Shepherds are reserved to strangers, they need some socialisation first before you can leave them with your horses. 

Here’s how you can train your German Shepherd to herd your horses: 

  • Raise them with your horses to create bonding between the horses and the dog.
  • Don’t leave the dogs without supervision initially, but give space later. 
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