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The year was 1908 when the German Shepherd Dog was recognized by the AKC (American
Kennel Club), and in 1917 the Labrador Retriever was accepted in as well; but move over boys, there is a
new dog in town! The Sheprador is the new dog on the block. The mix of the most popular breed in
America. The ever-loving, family, childlike, clown of a dog (the Labrador) is loyal, die hard, and a
protector. The dogs have the capability of learning every trick in the book and beyond (like the German
Shepherd), and they are the most amazing dogs you can imagine: The loving, genius, and caring dog.
Meet the Sheprador! There are so many reasons why you should get one:

1) Their loyalty is incomparable. Having the German Shepherd in them, they will literally put their
life on the line to keep their family safe, and won’t be swayed if anyone threatens their family.
Whether unscathed or even if they are injured, they will fight tooth and nail to fight to the last
breath, all in the name of loyalty and family.
2) They care about you: Both the German Shepherd and the Lab are very sensitive and easily sense
when someone in the family (or outside the family) is emotionally distressed. They can detect
even the slightest bit of sadness, to downright depression. These dogs know it all. They will be
the first responders to cheer you up, so when you mix the two, you get a breed that goes above
and beyond the limit of care. The Sheprador will sit by you, lick the tears away, and literally cry
with you. On top of the emotional support, these dogs are used as therapy dogs. These dogs can be
easily trained to also be a guide, Support, Service, and/or Alert/Medical Response dogs.

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3) They are very family dogs: These dogs are very social and love both kids and pets alike. They
love to be close, sometimes a little too close to the point where they think they are lap dogs.
These dogs enjoy being with the family, so much so that they will watch the tv with everyone.
4) They can be very big: Being large dogs means there is more to love. The Sheprador for males can
way anywhere from 45-95 pounds depending on the size, while females range 35-45 pounds.
5) They are Active! If you have a backyard, or just enjoy having a jogging/running companion, this
dog is your answer. From loving to run, playing around, fetching, to being chased and chasing
back, these dogs are the ultimate playmate. They will keep the kids on their toes and tire them
out by the end of it all.
6) The sight of them! There are so many options of colors and designs to choose from! From the
body of a Lab with the colors of a Shepherd. Or A Shepherd’s body with the Colors of a Lab
(Black, cream, brown, white, and beige).
7) With many people, age is a big deal when choosing a breed. While these dogs will be your
greatest friend ever, they only live 10-14 years due to health conditions when they get older, but
they will be there for you till the very end (Known health problems: Hip- Dysplasia, Bloat, Ear
Infections).
8) The best thing about these dogs is how easy they are to train. These dogs are eager to learn, and
live to please. With the amount of energy, these dogs contain (when bred with two parents who
contain the amount of energy wanted) the tricks are endless.

If you are looking for a dog that will keep you and your family forever happy and entertained, or
a dog who will stick up for you, protect you, and care for you, then this dog truly is for you. This is the
perfect “Designer breed” you can and will ever get, and they really are the total package.

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Great Places to adopt ones right now:
1936 Route 6. Carmel NY 10512: Paw Safe Animal Rescue
Sindee’s Strays, Inc.
402 Old Post Road Bedford, NY 10506: NorthWind Kennels

Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

 

Resources for Dogs:
http://www.rescueright.org/adopt/ for Mandy
https://www.petfinder.com/dog/izzy-40110520/ny/poughkeepsie/hudson-valley-animal-rescue-a
nd-sanctuary-ny1064/ for IZZY
https://www.petfinder.com/dog/fresco-33674883/ny/cortlandt-manor/sindees-strays-inc-ny875/
for Fresco
http://pawsafe.org/dogs-for-adoption/ for Grizzly, Natasha, and Missy

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