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Lucy Pet ensures your German Shepherd has all of the nutrients they need to thrive!

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Although German Shepherds have only been bred for a little more than a century, these faithful guardians rapidly became one of the most popular dogs in the world. It’s easy to see why that happened—few dogs are as intelligent, trainable, and loyal as a German Shepherd. That said, due to their selective breeding Germans are often predisposition towards diseases or illnesses such as hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, pancreatitis, and certain types of cancer. 

As an owner of a breed that is more prone than others to health problems, it’s essential that you do everything in your power to ensure that your German has access to all the nutrients it needs to be as healthy as possible. Lucy Pet’s line of precisely formulated dog food has everything a German Shepherd needs to help live a long and healthy life.

Key Nutritional Considerations
For German Shepherds


German Shepherds can have allergic reactions to various types of food. Ideally, you’ll you may want to avoid regularly feeding your German Shepherd any of the following foods: 

Beef, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Pork, Soy andWheat


Allergic reactions to foods can result in uncomfortable digestive issues in your German, resulting in any of the following symptoms:

Nausea, Diarrhea, Lack of appetite and Soft stool.

Skin Condition

When Germans are exposed to allergens, they tend to exhibit skin irritations, including:

Rashes, Itchiness, Hot spots, Bald spots and Excessive shedding.

Lucy Pet Products Check All The Boxes

Duck, Pumpkin and Quinoa

Duck and Potato Limited Ingredient Diet

Salmon, Pumpkin and Quinoa

Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Formula

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Personality and Temperament

German Shepherds were originally a working class breed regularly used in the military and police forces. They make for lovable, loyal guard dogs and home protectors. 

Common behavioral traits include:

  • Intelligent
  • Trainable
  • Strong
  • Fierce
  • Protective

Activities and Exercise

German Shepherds are high-energy dogs that were bred to work the day through. As a result, this breed needs plenty of exercise and attention each day. Ideally, you will want to spend at least 60 minutes each day walking, training, and playing with your pup.

Common Health Issues

German Shepherds are short-lived dogs that may deal with a fairly wide array of health issues. Common health issues include:  

  • Pancreatitis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Cancer
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Progressive retinal atrophy 

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Lifespan 9-12 Years
Weight 49-80 Lbs
Height 22-26 Inches
Coat Long
Energy High

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