Shannon Cutts

As a pet writer and blogger, Shannon is passionate about crafting knowledge-based, science-supported articles that foster healthy bonds of love and respect between people and animals. But her first and very most important job is as a dog auntie and cockatiel, tortoise, and box turtle mama.

Belgian Malinois German Shepherd Mix: The Ultimate Working Dog

The Belgian Malinois German Shepherd mix is one of many newer crossbred or hybrid dog breeds that are in development today.

What sets this hybrid dog breed apart is that the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd are arguably the two top protection K-9s in the world. 

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Blonde German Shepherd: Meet This Beautifully Colored GSD!

The blonde German Shepherd has a very unusual coat color for this popular companion canine. In fact, in many cases, a puppy might be born with a very light coat color that looks blonde – to the point where inexperienced breeders might think the dog is going to be blonde-coated. But then as that puppy …

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Why Is My German Shepherd Scratching So Much? Skin Issues That Plague GSDs

German Shepherds have a very thick fur coat that is designed to protect the dog from all kinds of potential perils. But GSDs also have a tendency towards skin issues and skin allergies that can cause a lot of scratching and discomfort. You know how much it bothers you to feel itchy and not be …

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German Shepherd Growth Chart: When Do German Shepherds Stop Growing?

There is no doubt the adult German Shepherd dog can grow up to be really big! However, a variety of factors can also influence how large your GSD grows up to be. But the biggest surprise to many first-time German Shepherd dog owners is how long it can take a German Shepherd puppy to grow …

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German Shepherd Hip Dysplasia: What Is It, How to Treat It, & How To Prevent It

German Shepherds are known for being very loving, loyal, affectionate and protective of “their” people. These are just a few of the reasons why people love this dog breed so much. But sometimes caring for a German Shepherd dog can mean facing some tough medical realities. The truth is, GSDs are prone to certain genetic, …

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