However now comes the tough choice, whether to get a male or female? Ultimately the decision of whether to get a male or a female German Shepherd Dog is entirely dependent on the preference of the owner-to-be. Also males tend to be more protective over their surrounding area and the females more protective over the family and their pups. At this time, your puppy is little more than an eating machine -- filling his belly to help his tiny body grow and develop. November 11, at 3: This is an active and trying age for puppy parents. If you were patient and dedicated through those early, sometimes difficult, years, you now have a well-trained and disciplined companion for life.
A neutered dog is generally less aggressive, calmer and less likely to roam.
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I have trained many types of dogs mostly Golden retrievers and labs for bird hunting. An intact male German Shepherd tends to be more dominant and high-spirited. My husband however prefers males, as he has always bonded stronger with males and likes the fact that they tend to be more independent. Simple solution, get one of each! Ultimately the decision of whether to get a male or a female German Shepherd Dog is entirely dependent on the preference of the owner-to-be.