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should i get a german shepherd puppy, while im live in a apartment?

i always wanted a german shepherd dog, ever since i was a kid. i just moved out from my parent 's house to apartment last month, i am in college right now. my apartment owner allow me to have dogs. is it ok to have a german shepherd in apartment?

Asked By: - 2/21/2010
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If the flat has a door that opens straight into a yard fenced to not just keep your pet home but to also keep stray dogs and stray brats OUT, it would be possible for some people... More
Answered By: King Les The Lofty - 2/22/2010
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No. Puppies require so much time and money, plus why would you keep a big dog in a small apartment?
Answered By: E - 2/21/2010
 
Having a puppy in an apartment and toilet training it want be easy, but if you are very dedicated and prepared to put a lot of hard work in its doable
Answered By: King Rat - 2/21/2010
 
I own GSDs and in my own experience I'd say it's ok if you walk your dog regular and don't mind putting puppy pads down somewhere in the apartment for him to go p*e... More
Answered By: chrissyh - 2/21/2010
 
No, wait until you get a house. It's not right to keep a GSD (which have a high amount of energy) in a small apartment. Puppies require endless amounts of money and time, something a busy college student probably can't give it.
Answered By: Zombie - 2/21/2010
 
no
Answered By: Ryan - 2/21/2010
 
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Answered By: CanineTruth - 2/21/2010
 
what do you expect the puppy to be doing all day while you are at college, probably will chew up your furniture with boredom. They need attention, exercise and space.
Answered By: creamfeather - 2/21/2010
 
i wouldn't recommend it. german shepards can be pretty rambuncious when older, and when young. puppies also require a lot of attention and time. small dogs would be better for an apartment. if you ever move to a house of your own, not an apartment, then probably you could. but i nan apartment, sorry to say, but german... More
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Answered By: soon 2 get a poodle - 2/21/2010
 
If you love dogs, don't do this... More
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Answered By: dorothy s - 2/21/2010
 
No its to big of a dog if you really want one get an adult German shepherd not a puppy adults are usually house broken
Answered By: shelley - 2/21/2010
 
No.Because when you get the puppy,it grows up FAST.I had one in a small house and I had to give it away because it got to big and much for and apartment.Find your self a smaller dog like a chihuahua,Maltese or a yorkie.Wait till you get a house and finish college then you can get a dog.
Answered By: Diomand - 2/21/2010
 
Since this is going to be your first dog of your own, I wouldn't recommend any dog for you at this time. Having a family dog is like having a brother or sister, someone else is really responsible for them. Once you have sole responsibility, it is a totally different experience. The first thing you have to think... More
Answered By: Maltese Mom - 2/21/2010
 
it depends on your apartment and how big it is and how often you will take it out... More
Answered By: Nikki - 2/21/2010
 
The simple answer obviously is NO. Not only is a flat the wrong space for a big dog, but you're also at college so it will be alone a lot of the time. Plus you don't have an income so wouldn't be able to pay vet bills. Getting any kind of dog would be mean and irresponsible for you. When you're old enough to be... More
Answered By: CuriousCurious - 2/21/2010
 
You could keep a Great Dane in a studio apartment if you properly exercised their body and mind! The size of your home has absolutely no bearing on the dog's ability to lead a happy life... More
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Answered By: Stephanie - 2/23/2010
 
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