German Shepherd, Benson

  • Benson at Police training school
    Benson at Police training school


German Shepherd
AGE: Unknown
SEX: Male
HOME: Buderim, QLD
WEIGHT: 49kg
BED STYLE: Standard Set
Red top, Navy side

I purchased a large bean bag bed from you a couple of months ago – (photo sent of ‘Benson’ our German Shepherd, not long after – on his bed) – tho this photo is blurred and I’m not sure why – but I look after a friend’s 12-yr-old German Shepherd three days a week (on right). Apache loves Benson’s beanbag and sometimes when Benson’s in it, Apache will walk past him, they touch noses and say something to each other, and not long after, Benson gets up out of the beanbag – and Apache crawls into it! It’s happened so many times. Not a fluke. What does Apache say to him???? It’s so funny to watch.
(I put a blanket on it the other night as it was so cold and I thought the surface would be warmer with a blanket -) Tonight when my friend came to pick Apache up, we were chatting, and then looked over to find them both on the beanbag. I grabbed the camera – but it’s very blurry – still thought it was so sweet. We wished we’d seen how they both got there – who was first, and who decided to join him? Just wanted to share this with you. Wish the photo didn’t blur!!
Kind regards,
Ed Note: Benson used to do obedience with the police dog force but since he got a Barka Parka he has decided to “sit it out”.

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Learn more about the German Shepherd

  • The German Shepherd (German: Deutscher Schäferhund) is a breed of large-sized working dog that originated in Germany.
  • The breed’s officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language, sometimes abbreviated as “GSD”, and was also formerly known as the Alsatian and Alsatian Wolf Dog in Britain.
  • The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899.
  • As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep.
  • Since that time, however, because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and even acting.
  • The German Shepherd is the second-most popular breed of dog in the United States and fourth-most popular in the United Kingdom.

Links to Local Breed CLubs

German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria
German Shepherd Dog Club of South Australia
German Shepherd Dog Club of Queensland
German Shepherd Dog Council Australia

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