You can’t help but love German Shepherds.

They are one of the most popular breeds in the US and for good reasons! But owning a GSD can be a lot of responsibilities, so we’ve compiled all the information you need to become the best owner you can be.

The ultimate guide for first-time GSD owners

GermanShepherd101.com provides a lot of useful information and handy tips for first-time GSD owners. We have articles on everything from choosing your perfect pup to training, feeding, grooming, and caring for your new dog.

Teach your GSD the basics in no time

Whether you’ve just adopted a German Shepherd or are looking for some training tips, German Shepherd 101 has all the information you need to improve your pup’s life. How to teach them basic commands, socialize them with other dogs, and more.


Owning a German Shepherd is rewarding, but it comes with its challenges. It’s our mission to help you be the happiest GSD owner possible by providing you with all the information you need to be successful. You can find buying guides, dog behavior, and more on this site.

A resourceful guide for any first-time GSD owner.

Do you want to know how to find a purebred German Shepherd puppy? What are the pros and cons of purebred dogs? How to identify a responsible/reputable breeder? What questions should you ask a breeder before you buy a puppy? How to make sure your puppy is purebred? What’s included in the puppy sales contract?

You will find answers to all these questions in this guide.

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Where to Find a German Shepherd?


Find purebred German Shepherd puppies bred by reputable breeders from the American Kennel Club Market Place.


Search for German Shepherds rescue organizations on our GSD rescue listing page.


Mission K9 has retired military German Shepherds that are available for adoption.