German Shepherd Puppies For Sale & Adoption

The German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United States. German Shepherd puppies are known for their intelligence and loyalty, making them easy to train, especially when they are trained from an early age.

Our German Shepherd puppies for sale on this page tend to be less expensive than some other breeds, particularly mixed breeds. Prices commonly range between $800 and $1,500, although at times you may find them as low as $500. Click on the images below to get to know each dog, and know that each purchase is backed by a health guarantee through its seller.

Quick Stats

  • Price: $800-$1,500
  • Temperament: intelligent, courageous, loyal
  • Lifespan: 8+ years
  • Height: 22-26 inches
  • Weight: 50-90 pounds

About German Shepherds

The German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United States. German Shepherd puppies are known for their intelligence and loyalty, making them easy to train, especially when they are trained from an early age. You might guess from its name that German Shepherds originally came from Germany. They were bred to be working dogs and most commonly used for herding sheep. They grew into becoming one of the most popular dogs for military and police forces due to their high intelligence, ability to be trained, and incredible sense of smell. 

In 1899 Max Von Stephanitz created the German Shepherd breed using various traditional German herding dogs. They are typically medium to large size dogs often weighing in between 50-100 pounds, but can grow to be bigger and heavier as well. They range from 22-26 inches tall, and can run up to 30 mph. Most common colors for German Shepherds are black, black & tan, sable, red & black, black & silver, or gray. 

Are German Shepherds Smart?

German Shepherds as mentioned are very smart and easy to train. Not only do they take to common commands such as sit, lay down or fetch quickly, but they can also be trained for more advanced uses such as the police and military uses. They are aware of their strength and surroundings more so than many other dog breeds. They can adapt well to different lifestyles depending on their environment and demands. 

What Is The German Shepherd’s Temperament?

These pups are intelligent and noble, yet they can be somewhat stubborn at times. This is probably due to their high intelligence, as they don’t just follow blindly. They are fiercely loyal to their owners and very protective. They are alert and curious, which makes them great watchdogs. Having a German Shepherd can provide you with a strong feeling of safety when walking around town or sleeping at home. German Shepherds are great family dogs, and are generally a smart option for families with children or other pets. Of course, like any animal, if not treated and cared for properly, German Shepherds can become aggressive or unruly. 

Are German Shepherds Good With Kids?

As mentioned, German Shepherds are highly intelligent and self aware dogs that can be protective when necessary. This makes them great family dogs as they often view children in the home as under their protection. They are gentle with little ones and love a good cuddle. German Shepherds also have great restraint and patience. You may have seen videos of babies climbing on these big loving dogs, without so much as a flinch from the Shepherd. While we recommend always preventing potential accidents, you can typically rest assured that German Shepherds are one of the safest family dogs you can choose. 

Are German Shepherds Expensive?

Our German Shepherd puppies for sale on this page tend to be less expensive than some other breeds, particularly mixed breeds. Prices commonly range between $800 and $1,500, although at times you may find them as low as $500. Click on the images below to get to know each dog, and know that each purchase is backed by a health guarantee through its seller.

Quick Stats

  • Price: $800-$1,500
  • Temperament: intelligent, courageous, loyal
  • Lifespan: 8+ years
  • Height: 22-26 inches
  • Weight: 50-90 pounds

How Much Exercise Do German Shepherds Need?

In General your German Shepherd will be healthiest when getting an average of 1-2 hours of exercise each day. Having a big backyard and park nearby is very helpful for owning a big energetic dog like this. Throwing the ball or running with your German Shepherd daily will keep them fit mentally and physically. Like most bug dogs, physical exercise is essential to avoid temperament issues and poor health conditions. By combining this daily exercise with the right amount and type of healthy dog food, you can help your pup live long and avoid unnecessary medical issues. 

How Much Should I Feed My German Shepherd?

A consistent feeding schedule is a very important part of helping your German Shepherd grow to be healthy and happy. By feeding your puppy at the same times each day, they can become trained to eat even portions and not worry about getting enough food. As always, we recommend following the guidelines on the dog food packaging for best results based on age or weight. High quality nutritious dog food is worth the extra money to avoid vet bills and health issues later.

Puppies will need a designated breed and puppy kibble at about 2-3 cups a day (3-6 months old). Increase as they grow to 3-4 cups (6-10 months), then 4-6 cups for adult dogs. Check with the vet to confirm your dog’s weight and what they should be eating. If your dog seems to scarf, overeat or have an insatiable appetite, look into feeding schedule, activity level, and possible health issues. 

Famous German Shepherds

The most recent German Shepherd to hit the big screen was not Lulu from Dog starring Chanum Tatum. Lulu along with Max and Dakota are actually all Belgian Malinois canines. They look very similar to German Shepherds, but they are more muscular and typically have shorter hair. They are equally as smart and easy to train which is why you see them so often on the big screen and in use for military or service positions.

So who is the big screen German Shepherd that takes first place for fame? There are probably too many to choose from! With movies like “All Dogs Go To Heaven” featuring Charlie, the “K-9” series, and “Finding Rin Tin Tin”, you have both cartoon and real life German Shepherds that make the cut. This is just a short list of all of the movies featuring this special breed of dog. They are probably the most featured breed in film of all, and for good reason. 

Ready To Adopt Your German Shepherd?

Adopting is easy with Puppy Connector. Simply browse through the puppy profiles that are available for adoption, click the profile, and contact the breeder via the provided information. We never make you jump through hoops, typically the phone number and email are displayed for easy contact. If you ever have any issues using our connector platform, please reach out to our team for assistance. 

The German Shepherd Dog is a purebred dog, and is commonly mated with other breeds. Some common breeds that the German Shepherd is mixed with include: Golden Retriever, Husky (called a “Gerberian Shepskies” crossbreed), German Shepherd, Pitbull, Rottweiler, Corgi (called a “Corman Shepherd” crossbreed), and Border Collie (called a “Shollie” crossbreed).

German Shepherd Puppy FAQs

How Much Should A German Shepherd Puppy Eat?

For 1-3 month old pups, it is generally recommended to feed them 1-2 cups, 3 times per day. That said, please ask your breeder/seller if they have any different recommendations, especially for the first few weeks after you become the new owner.

How Big Does A German Shepherd Get?

German Shepherd puppies are born at around 1 pound (give or take a couple ounces) and can grow to as much as 50-90 pounds as full-grown adults.