King Shepherd

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The King Shepherd Dog is a rare breed which closely resembles a large German Shepherd Dog. These wonderful dogs were selectively bred to be large, loyal and loving family companions and protectors. Despite their size, they are remarkably athletic, having incredible ability and endurance. They are also extremely intelligent and easy to train. While Kings can be protective, they are nonetheless quite gentle and loving with their families and friends. King Shepherds are very handsome dogs that turn heads wherever they are seen. The owners of this fantastic breed tend to be fiercely loyal to their breed of choice.HOW MUCH DO THEY EAT?An adult usually requires about 3-4 cups of dry dog food per day. We strongly recommend that you use a premium brand of dog food, one that is meat based (chicken, poultry or lamb) without soybeans or artificial preservatives. Along with the dry food, wet food should be added, in the form of a meat stew, soup or a can of premium wet food. Vitamins C and E should also be added to the dog's daily rations.

Grooming: 

King Shepherds come in two distinct varieties, smooth coated and long coated. The smooth coated Kings look much like large German Shepherd dogs.WHAT ARE THEIR COLORS?-SableBrownish tan with brown or black markings or Silver with black markings-Bi-ColoredBlack with red, Black with tan, Black with creamBlack Saddle-with Red, Tan, Gold, Cream, SilverThe long coated Kings have a coat that closely resembles that of a Belgian Tervuren. Both varieties shed and require a moderate amount of grooming. A good five-minute brushing twice a week is more than adequate.DO THEY SHED?Yes. Plush coats shed less than smooth coats.

Common ailments: 

Are they prone to any genetic health problem, more so than other breeds? Generally not.While there are infrequent cases of hip dysplasia, which is a problem with most large breeds of dogs, most breeders have been able to greatly reduce the incidence by having their dog's hips x-rays analyzed by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or the University of Pennsylvania's PENN HIP program.

Temperament: 

King Shepherds display a stable, sound, temperament. They are not hyper or overly aggressive. While very loving with their families and friends, they are generally aloof with strangers. Kings are extremely intelligent and are very trainable, in both obedience and as personal protection dogs.

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Ann Dobrzynski - <a href="http://excaliburkings.com/" target="_blank">Excalibur King Shepherds</a>