German shepherds, or Alsatians as they're sometimes known, have become a popular breed. Tens of thousands of online searches for German shepherd pups for sale are made every month in the UK.
Often portrayed as military or police dogs in films, German shepherds are often thought to be aggressive. But German shepherd puppies, like any breed, can grow into intelligent, loving dogs if you give them the right training and socialisation.
Buying a German shepherd puppy
We believe that every dog should be judged according to deed, not breed, and that German shepherd dogs, when raised correctly, can make loyal and loving pets.
If you're looking to buy a German shepherd puppy or any other type of puppy, you need to know what you're getting into - so before buying a German shepherd puppy, make sure you do your homework. Pedigree and purebred German shepherd puppies can suffer from inherited diseases, and breeders aren't always as concerned about a puppy's health and welfare as they should be.
Don't risk it - use the RSPCA/AWF Puppy Contract if you're buying a German shepherd puppy or any other breed.
Adopt a German shepherd from the RSPCA
Alternatively, why not take a look at the German shepherds in our care? Before going to a new home, all our dogs are:
- Vaccinated (where appropriate)
- Neutered (where possible)
- Given a health check
- What's more, they all come with six weeks' free pet insurance from More Than.
When searching for dogs in our care, you can choose to filter by breed and age, and if none are suitable for your family, you can sign up for email alerts so you're the first to hear of new arrivals.