However, this dog breed is definitely not for inexperienced kind dog breeds busy dog owners. They require a lot of exercise, and they can get hyperactive and destructive if they are kept in a small space for too long.
They are especially destructive as puppies. I have a 5 year old pure bred German Shepherd and he is the smartest dog I have ever seen. I taught him how to shake in 3 days, he learned how to open the door in the boot room, so did my other German shepherd though. I have had 7 German shepherds growing up and none of them were ever hard to train or just didn’t listen. The two dogs that we had that weren’t German shepherds were the only dogs we did have troubles with so we stick to German shepherds now. I currently own a 6 month old female and she is incredibly smart.
I tell her home and she goes to her dog house. I could put a giant chunk of raw meat in front of her but until I say the word she won’t eat it. I have a younger brother that’s two and she’s really protective of him around strangers, but when I tell her to stand down, she backs off. I know that German Sheperds are destructive when they do not get high care and stayed on close spaces for long. I think this is why my neighbor’s German Sheperd bit 3 people recently. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States.
I have had the honour of having some very fine dogs. Nothing has come close to the Yellow Lab that I have now. He is eight years old and is still a pup at heart. He is very intuitive about other dogs. Around older dogs, he is very careful and is not dominant.
He loves puppies but knows to be very gentle. The most loyal dog I have ever had. Such a gentle beast and so darn lovable. I now know why this breed has been the number one breed for so long. I adopted a rescue Yellow Lab from Labs4Rescue. 4 years ago and I swear they are the best smart intelligent, loving and friendly.