15 German Shepherd Quotes

15 German Shepherd Quotes

They were bred to guard sheep, taught to catch criminals, and lead the blind. When they’re not working, they make the most lovable of pets! But don’t take our word for it. Here are fifteen quotes that apply to our friend, the German Shepherd!

1-Happiness is a Warm Puppy

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles Schultz

Schultz is best known for writing about a certain black and white beagle, but this quote could apply to a German Shepherd. Remember, happiness is anyone and anything at all that’s loved by you.

2-All Dogs Go to Heaven

“All dogs go to Heaven because, unlike people, dogs are naturally good and loyal and kind.” — Whippet Angel from All Dogs Go to Heaven

Charlie B. Barkin, from the animated Don Bluth film All Dogs Go to Heaven was no saint, but he found in himself the kindness and loyalty that all dogs have and earned his place in Heaven.

3-Rin Tin Tin and Dog Manners

“When Rin Tin Tin first became famous, most dogs in the world would not sit down when asked.” — Susan Orlean

Ms Orlean here is trying to explain what a world changer celebrity German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin meant in the relationship between man and dog. People were moving to the suburbs and taking their dogs with them. That meant teaching them manners.

4-They Have an Amazing Sense of Smell

“He could stick that snout in the wind right now and lead you to a stash in the middle of Tijuana.” –Brannigan from K9

In this 1989 American action-comedy film, Brannigan introduces Detective Michael Dooley to his new partner in crimefighting, a German Shepherd named Jerry Lee. What happens next is your typical buddy cop movie. Dooley isn’t impressed by Jerry Lee at first, but he comes to appreciate his new buddy.

5-They Deserve Heaven

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out, and your dog would go in.” –Mark Twain

Even an old cynic like Mark Twain couldn’t find anything bad to say about dogs. He also believed that they would all go to Heaven and maybe deserved it more than people. He was also known for saying he’d rather be in a dog’s Heaven than the kind meant for people.

6-If there were Only GSD’s in Heaven

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers

Rogers would agree wholeheartedly with Twain on the subject of dogs. Both thought the only way Heaven could be Heaven was if there were dogs involved.

7-They Can’t Be Fooled

“But even the Devil can’t fool a dog!” — Angel from “The Hunt” episode of The Twilight Zone

An episode of The Twilight Zone showed an old hunter put Will Rogers’ words into practice. When the gatekeeper of Heaven tells him his dog isn’t welcome, he decides, “Any place that’s too high-falutin’ for Rip is too fancy for me.” The old man meets up with an angel who tells him the gatekeeper was really a devil trying to trick him into going to Hell.

8-They are Fast

“My German Shepherd can run 40 yards in 4 seconds. Want to try your luck?” — Anon.

It’s not that German Shepherds are vicious; they’re just very defensive over what’s theirs. That not only includes food and territory but the people they love. This is why ten German shepherds have won the Dicken Medal.

9-They are Trustworthy

“I will never leave your side…I will never waiver…I will never give up.” — Anon

Unlike human police, members of the K-9 unit are not expected to take a pledge. If they were, they’d be guaranteed to follow it. The K-9 Pledge outlines the duties of the brave police dog.

15 German Shepherd Quotes

10-GSD’s are Compassionate

“A dog has never failed me.” — Helen Keller

Though Ms Keller owned many dogs in her life, including a German shepherd named Etta, she never needed a guide dog. They were all just loving companions. Still, she supported The Seeing Eye and its mission to provide blind people with well trained and loyal guide dogs.

11-They Can be Amazing Guide Dogs

“Buddy delivered to me the divine gift of freedom” — Morris Frank

Morris Frank was the first American to have a guide dog and was a co-founder of The Seeing Eye. He quickly learned how valuable a friend he had in the aptly named Buddy and helped others find their own Buddy. Disney made a TV film about the pair appropriately titled Love Leads the Way: A True Story

12-They Desire Affection

“A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well – almost.” – Charlotte Gray

All a dog really wants is to be loved. The surest way to express your love to your dog is to make sure he gets a healthy and tasty dinner every night.

13-Lincoln Was Also a Dog Person

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not better for it.” — Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was fond of dogs. His dog Fido was the first presidential pet to be photographed. While people tend to think of Lincoln as a pious man, he didn’t care for people who didn’t act on the proverbs of goodness they preached. That extended to treating both humans and animals well.

14-Sadly, They Don’t Live Longer

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Turnbull

If there is one thing wrong with dogs, it’s simply that they are too short-lived. Even with the best care, a German shepherd rarely lives more than thirteen years. Make the most of those years.

15-They are Always Our Best Friends

“When the Man waked up, he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always. Take him with you when you go hunting.'” –Rudyard Kipling

In a “Just So” story called “The Cat That Walked By Himself”, Kipling tells a fable describing how Woman (rather than Man) domesticated the beasts, including the dog, using both cleverness and kindness. The cat was a little tougher to domesticate as both Cat and Woman had a deep sense of pride.

Conclusion: 15 German Shepherd Quotes

Do you have a German Shepherd? What would you say about him or her? Are there enough words to adequately describe such a noble beast? Certainly, not. However, we tried to share the best GSD Quotes in this article. We hope you like them!

In a “Just So” story called “The Cat That Walked By Himself”, Kipling tells a fable describing how Woman (rather than Man) domesticated the beasts, including the dog, using both cleverness and kindness. The cat was a little tougher to domesticate as both Cat and Woman had a deep sense of pride.

Alaaddin Sarac

I've been an avid dog enthusiast since childhood. I started this blog in hopes of helping owners find answers to questions I had after owning my first dog. This website was created as a way to share our love for all things canine with the world. From choosing the best food for your older dog to get the best beds for your tail-wagger, I aim to give you the information you need to give your dog the best care throughout his entire life.