German Shepherds Make Horrible Family Dogs. Here are 10+ Reasons Why

When you decide to adopt a dog, you have to do some research in finding a breed that will be a good fit for your family and household. And families who are considering a German Shepherd as the newest member of their family should definitely think twice. We all know that German Shepherds make great police dogs but how can that translate into a family setting.

Well, it doesn’t which is why German Shepherds don’t make good family dogs.

German Shepherds are the very last breed that you should consider as a family dog. They can be vicious, disobedient, and too rough to have around your children. If you were thinking of adopting a German Shepherd, you should reconsider.

Here are 15 reasons German Shepherds make terrible family dogs:

1) They Are Hardwired For Work

These guys never take the time to rest and just hang out.

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2) You Can’t Take Them Anywhere

They never sit still and you won’t be able to rest and just enjoy your surroundings.

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3) They Can Be Real Beastly

Even when they are young.

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4) They Never Let Down Their Guard

They act like they are always on duty.

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5) They Are Always So Serious

They are not the type to have fun and goof around.

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6) They Are Mostly Outdoor Dogs

They hate being inside.

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7) They Can Be Dangerous Around Our Children

Especially babies.

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8) They Won’t Get Along With Your Other Dogs

German Shepherds aren’t the friendly type.

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9) And Just Forget About Bringing Them Into a House With Cats

German Shepherds despise cats.

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10) They Just Don’t Understand What It’s Like Being a Family Unit

They have no idea what family life is all about. They are totally clueless.

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11) They Do Not Listen

Taking orders is not an option for these guys.

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12) They Never Look Happy

They are very serious dogs and always have a stern unwelcoming look about them.

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13) They Are Just Not Made For Play

Forget about having fun, playing fetch, and having a dog who loves playtime.

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14) They Will Eat All Of Your Food

German Shepherds will eat your entire wardrobe.

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15) German Shepherds Are Far Too Straight Laced For a Whacky Family

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German Shepherds are really uptight. They wouldn’t know a good time if it hit them in the face and they just never get weird.

Just kidding! German Shepherds make fantastic family dogs and would easily become a cherished member in any home.

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D.G. Sciortino
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.

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