Should I get a German shepherd as my first dog?

Yes, you should get a German shepherd as your first dog. German shepherds make good pets for first-time dog owners because they:

  • Are easy to train. German shepherd puppies are intelligent and attentive dogs that can be house trained by 20 weeks old.
  • Are highly protective. German shepherds are extremely loyal to their new family because of their natural guardian instincts. They are always alert and ready to defend their family.
  • Have few health problems. Most health problems that German shepherds face are minor stomach issues that result in slight stomach discomfort or diarrhea.