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12/21/2013

Haifa, the German Shephard

Haifa, the German Shephard

This week’s Klip Joint Dog of the Week is Haifa, a German Shephard. She is very well-trained and such a pleasure to work with.

The German Shepherd (aka Alsatian and Alsatian Wolf Dog, both UK names) is a breed of large-sized dog that originated in Germany. German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep. Since that time, however, because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including search-and-rescue, police and military roles and even acting. German Shepherds are the second-most popular dog in the United States and fourth-most popular in the United Kingdom. This breed needs his people and should not be left isolated for long periods of time. They only bark when they feel it is necessary.

This breed sheds bits of hair constantly and is a seasonally heavy shedder. They should be brushed daily or you will have hair all over your home. Bathe only when necessary; over bathing can cause skin irritation from oil depletion. Check ears and trim claws regularly. The Klip Joint can help with periodic de-shedding of these beautiful dogs, as well as claw and ear maintenance. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

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  1. 12/24/2013 3:40 am

    A beautiful dog, can I add that they are very, intelligent and gentle. Have you any tips for grooming Norwegian Elkhounds, his coat is so thick at this time of year it is a nightmare, though he adores being brushed.

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