15 German Shepherds (and German Shepherd Mixes!) That’ll Get You Through the Day

German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes: loyal, rugged, handsome, and strong. Fantastic working dogs for police, GS dogs are also awesome for search and rescue and as assistants to those with special needs. On top of this — GSDs are adorable! We hope these photos from our Photocontest brighten your day!

For more about GSDs, check out their breed profile.


1) Mia

Little Mia is eight weeks old and loves to play with shoes, going on or under the couch and loves to run back and forth around the house. – Submitted by Antoinette


2) Theo

This handsome fellow is one year old Theo. He loves going for walks, playing with toys and, of course… belly rubs! – Submitted by Michelle B


3) Dallas

This adventurer is Dallas, a two year old GSD who loves hiking (as we can see!) and napping! Who doesn’t love those things?! – Submitted by Catherine


4) Grady

Grady just turned one! He loves dogs (obviously), food (even more obviously) and PEOPLE (super obviously)! – Submitted by Kristi and Rob H


5) Lola

Lovely Lola has the classic GSD ears that just make us melt! – Submitted by Daniela


6) Milo

Milo is convinced he’s still a puppy! He loves bones, beaches, and long walks! The doggy trifecta! – Submitted by Dani P


7) Scout

Scout plays until he can’t ‘take another step’ says his mom, and then ‘goes in his crate and passes out’… which is what we see in the adorable second picture! – Submitted by Nicole


8) Apollo

Apollo, a handsome New Jersey boy, is cheesin’ away in this lovely photo. – Submitted by Sara


9) Xena

Xena is begging for some eggs and bacon, her favourite food! – Submitted by Jamell G


10) Rico and Lola

Rico (the dog on the left) is two years old and Lola (dog on the right) is four. Rico is a farm helper; he rides across the farm helping herd the cattle. Lola is a therapy dog and visits nursing homes! – Submitted by Leslie


11) Gretsky

Gretzky’s family loves hockey… in case that wasn’t obvious! A rescue from a veterinary emergency clinic, he now gets spoiled to belly rubs and tennis balls, just a couple of his favourite things! – Submitted by Magdalena N


12) Harlow

Harlow is a 14 week old angel who has discovered how fun car rides are! – Submitted by Jaclyn ZS


13) Finnegan

At four-months-old, Finn still has a lot of puppy energy in him… but he’s cute enough to make up for any craziness! – Submitted by Kelsey


14) Tank

Tank is crossed with a Boxer and is only six weeks old – the water bowl looks as big as him! – Submitted by Diana G


15) Indiana Jones

Indiana, or ‘Indy’, has the classic GSD face we’ve come to love… and those ears! – Submitted by Linda

Spring Has Sprung!

We are ecstatic that spring is here! Snowdrops are blooming, and robins are searching for breakfast as snow and frost fades. These dogs, too, are frolicking in sunshine and colourful gardens, ready for cherry blossom season, warmer showers, and longer days. It may still be rainy and cold on some days, but hope springs anew during springtime, and dogs are always in the spirit of the season! Photographs submitted by participants Modern Dog's Photocontest. – ERM


1) Tiko

"Woooooo no more winter coats!!" – Tiko submitted by Hannah B.


2) Buddy

Dogs can't see colour like humans can – but Buddy knows that the nose knows! – Buddy submitted by Bob and Donna B.


3) Charleigh

Spring has sprung! The grass is riz. I wonder where my chew toy is? – Charleigh submitted by Diane P.


4) Ringo

Ringo the German Shepherd celebrates springtime with a beautiful flower crown! Ringo submitted by Cori L.


5) Crosby

"Am I as beautiful as your flowers Mommy?" – Crosby submitted by Michelle.


6) Jenna and Marley

"I'm so excited for our first spring walk!"

"Speak for yourself. I have hay fever!"

Jenna and Marley submitted by Carlie and Joy C.


7) Roxette

"I AM happy it's Spring! I just have resting sadface ." – Roxette submitted by Eli.


8) Bailey and Brook

"It's spring, Bailey. You know what that means."

"New squirrels to chase!!"

"Exactly, my friend. Exactly."

Bailey and Brook submitted by Darren and Kathleen


9) Copper

"Okay, so flowers aren't technically out yet in my neighbourhood. But maybe if I use a Snapchat filter people won't notice…" – Copper


10) Nico

YAAAAAAAAAAAS IT'S FROLIC TIME!!! – Nico submitted by Laura M.

Lovely Ladies

It's International Women's Day! Spend the day honouring the human women in your life, and around the world. In the meantime, here are some photos of some lovely lady dogs!


1) Koko Chanel

Standard Poodle Koko Chanel is pretty in pink!


2) Brave Athena

Brave Athena is named for a Greek goddess of wisdom, a great name to represent the potential of strong women!


3) Misty Blue

Misty Blue looks beautiful in this scenery!


4) Rosie Snyder

Little Rosie reflects on Rosie the Riveter on International Women's Day!


5) Luna

Luna thinks: do male dogs always have to be the alpha?


6) Willow

Willow blazes a trail and honours trailblazing women of the world!


7) Lola

Shy Lola is humbled by the many wonderful women in her life!


8) Princess Daisy May of Windsor

Princess Daisy May of Windsor has a fantastic name. Here's to female royalty and women in power around the world!


9) Sheba

Sheba is named for a queen and is a therapy dog!


10) Paris Perfection

Paris Perfection is new to the world, but is enjoying her first of many Women's Days!


11) Daisy White

Daisy White encourages you to thank and honour the lovely ladies in your life once you finish with this webpost!


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