August 2, 2020
15 Great Gifts for German Shepherd Lovers
Do you have a German Shepherd lover in your life? Or maybe you’re one yourself? If so, then this gift guide is for you.
Anyone who’s seen a German Shepherd Dog knows that they have an uncanny resemblance to wolves. While all dogs are related to wolves to a certain extent, German Shepherds in particular have strong ties to wolves within their blood.
First bred in Germany in the early 1900s to herd sheep, German Shepherds descend directly from wolves (they are a “wolf dog” breed).
In this guide, we’ll highlight some fantastic gifts for German Shepherds and their fans that both you and your “wolf dog” will howl in excitement about!
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1. Custom German Shepherd Pet Tags
Historically, German Shepherds have been protectors: they have been used to protect sheep, assist people with disabilities (for example, as sight dogs for the blind), and have been especially valuable in military and police roles.
They often perform search and rescue missions with the police and even saved people trapped in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Clearly, German Shepherd Dogs are not only loyal and protective, but they are also heroic.
But what if the roles reversed for the heroic pup in your life one day? What if your dog was the one needing rescuing or to be found?
In the event that that should ever happen, be prepared by buying your GSD a Pet Pop Art Pet Tag. With our vibrant patterned dog tags that you can personalize with your name, address, phone number, and dog’s name, you’ll be able to do less searching and more rescuing if your beloved Shepherd ever gets lost.
2. Personalized German Shepherd Book
Every hero has a story: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and loads of others have had their lives and adventures chronicled in comic books and movies.
Not all heroes wear capes, though! As we mentioned in the previous section, German Shepherds have been instrumental in saving thousands of lives, in the past as well as today.
The heroic GSD in your life deserves treatment akin to that of superheroes- bring your dog’s story to writing in a personalized pet book! You can choose everything from the storyline to the look of your dog.
Buy one for the enjoyment of you and your dog, or several to share with friends and family!
3. Custom Pet Clothing
Show off your canine hero with custom pet clothing! Complete with an illustration of your Shepherd Dog (and two more of his furry friends, if you’d like!) set against a lively background of your choice, we offer:
4. Fashion Items for Your German Shepherd
Include your pet in the fashion fun, too!
If it’s chilly out, your German Shepherd may want an extra coat (get it?) of protection. In that case, a fluffy fleece dog hoodie is both functional and fashionable.
Or maybe it’s raining and your doggie wants to go out and play in the puddles? Protect her or his paws and avoid muddy tracks with these super chic silicone booties.
5. Custom Pet Face Covers and Masks
In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is crucial to be safe while out in public. This means practicing social distancing, washing your hands often, and, of course, wearing masks.
While having to wear a mask out in public can feel awkward and uncomfortable at times, you can still make a fashion statement while doing so with custom pet face covers! You can choose between a mask or a scarf to put an image of your adorable dog on.
Order away, and soon you’ll be able to go out in style with a cool mask designed by you with an even cooler German Shepherd on it.
6. Custom German Shepherd Beach Towel
If you or someone you know has a German Shepherd you know how incredibly high-energy and intense they are, and you’re probably always looking for new ways for them to get exercise and burn some energy.
You could take your GSD on a walk or a run, or maybe on a trip to the dog park. However, in the middle of the summer when the sun is beating down on your back constantly and you have to stop for a rest every five seconds, it’s easy to lose motivation to do those activities.
Nevertheless, it’s still important for German Shepherds to get loads of exercise every day (yes, even when it’s hot and sticky).
The summer solution? Take your dog for a swim at the beach or a lake!
And, when you’re done swimming, you can dry off with an adorable personalized pet beach towel starring your very own German Shepherd.
7. Custom German Shepherd Blanket and Pillow
German Shepherds have beautiful, glossy coats, but with those beautiful coats comes a caveat- German Shepherds shed a lot. So much so that some have dubbed the breed the “German Shedders”.
All of this shedding can become a pain, as their hair gets everywhere-from clothing to the couch- and leads to constant cleaning. With German Shepherds, your life can virtually become a sea of fur.
If you still want your “Shedder” to be able to snuggle up next to you on your couch and combat shedding mess at the same time, a great option is to cover the surface with a blanket while your dog sits on it.
Don’t use any old drab cloth, though- order a custom fleece pet blanket from us to use instead to spice things up a bit. Our blankets come in three sizes:
- Small (40”x 30”)
- Medium (60”x50”)
- Large (80”x60”)
We also have custom german shepherd pillows available so you can complete the aesthetic.
8. German Shepherd Plush
Looking for a gift for the German Shepherd lover in your life?
Consider a Shepherd stuffed animal. Cute, soft, and fluffy, it’s sure to bring a smile to the face of the person who receives it.
9. German Shepherd Art - Pet Portrait Painting
While German Shepherds were originally bred in Germany as working dogs, today they are bred around the world for many different purposes! In the United States, many breeders raise German Shepherds as show dogs and focus on their looks as opposed to their abilities.
If you own a German Shepherd, you may not enter him or her in shows, but you can still show them off by hanging a portrait of them up around the house, or even in your office at work!
Our canvases come in three sizes:
- Small (12”x16”)
- Medium (16”x20”)
- Large (24”x36”)
After you pick what size you’d like, provide an image of your pet for our artists to base the custom artwork off of, and choose a background from our wide, colorful selection.
10. Custom German Shepherd Ornaments
In addition to art, ornaments make awesome decorations. Not just on a tree at Christmastime- ornaments can be hung at any time of year on plants or on rearview mirrors to spiff up your car.
You can take your decoration to the next level and give it a personal touch with personalized pet ornaments! When ordering, choose the image of your pet that goes on the ornament as well as its shape (you can choose between a snowflake, round, heart, or star ornament).
Now, wherever you’ve hung an ornament you can be reminded of your German Shepherd and smile.
11. Custom German Shepherd Phone Case
It’s 2020, so you probably carry your phone around with you everywhere you go.
Our phones are devices that hold our social lives and are used for work and to receive news, so it is important to protect your phone- you’ll be missing out on a lot if it breaks!
One way to protect your phone is with a phone case, and you can do that with pizzazz with a custom pet phone case! Whether you have an iPhone 11 or a Samsung Galaxy S7, you’ll be able to enjoy a phone case with your pet’s cute boop-able nose on it.
12. German Shepherd Mug
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
The holiday season is what many people look forward to most each year- how could you not long for the cheery atmosphere that it brings? The snow that often accompanies the holiday season is great, too, but that also means it’s very cold (which is not so great).
This holiday season you can cozy up inside in front of your fireplace to stay warm with your very own hot cocoa-filled personalized pet mug!
Each mug is handcrafted and can be personalized with artwork of your German Shepherd or another pet.
You can give a mug as a gift for a friend, family member, or coworker too! And it doesn’t have to be during the holiday season either; custom pet mugs are fabulous gifts all year round, whether for another holiday, birthday, or as a “just because” gift.
13. German Shepherd Goodies
After a long day of saving people and being active, the German Shepherd Dog in your life deserves a treat! Store-bought treats are always an option, but it’s so much more fun to make homemade dog treats!
You could go the traditional route with dog treats and make these peanut butter and pumpkin bone-shaped dog biscuits, or you could be more adventurous and experiment with some doggie donuts. If you’re on a diet, your dog can join in on the healthiness with veggie-packed treats.
There are so many options out there, so get baking, and maybe you’ll find a snack that your Shepherd Dog wants to make a permanent resident on his flavor palette! And, we won’t tell if you sample some treats, too- after all, many dog treat recipes are people-friendly and delicious to both canines and humans.
14. German Shepherd Tote Bag
Show your German Shepherd pride off at the grocery store, at work, or on a shopping spree with a custom pet art tote with your dog on it. When designing your tote, don’t forget to choose a background for the image of your posing pet. We offer a wide variety of backgrounds such as:
- Various solid colors to match your pet’s personality
- Custom Text
- Holiday patterns
This tote is very versatile, with uses from carrying around all of your pet essentials to as a purse for day-to-day use.
15. German Shepherd Socks
Are you a fan of silly, patterned socks?
Then we have just the thing for you!
Custom pet socks make a wonderful addition to a silly sock collection and are a terrific way to show off your German Shepherd.
Our socks are ribbed and have cushioned bottoms for optimal comfort, and come in three sizes:
- Medium (6-8)
- Large (8-12)
- X-Large (12-15)
This Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg: What Other German Shepherd Gifts Will You Find?
We’ve highlighted some great gifts for German Shepherds and German Shepherd lovers, but there are so many options out there! It’s up to you to continue the search for the perfect gift for your dog or a friend, but we won't push you completely into the deep end.
On our website, you can find our extensive collection of gifts for all pet lovers, dog-, cat-, bunny-lovers (you name it) alike!
Written by Petventures
Petventures was created by a group of dog and cat lovers in New York and San Francisco, inspired by our amazing pets. While we occasionally growl and hiss at each other over the respective merits of our feline and canine companions, we are united by our love of art, storytelling and goofy critters.