Nele the German Shepherd

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This is beautiful German Shepherd is Nele, pronounced "Nay-la." She's 10 years old and loves a good bath!

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The German Shepherd originated in 1899. The dog was first introduced in Germany as a herding dog for sheep and cattle.

German Shepherds are confident dogs, and known for their intelligence and strength. They do well when given a purpose or a job. Those characteristics make them incredibly useful as working dogs. German Shepherds are often used as guide dogs and for those with disabilities. They are used by military and police, even search and rescue.

The German Shepherd was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908. Currently the German Shepherd is second on their most popular breed list!

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German Shepherds don’t require a lot of grooming, but benefit from an occasional bath and thorough brush out. This keeps their skin and coat healthy. They should be frequently brushed out to remove dead hair, especially in during shedding seasons!  

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  • Ben Affleck
  • Joe Biden
  • Tyler Perry
  • Bob Hope
  • Shania Twain
  • John F. Kennedy

What does this eclectic bunch have in common? They all love German Shepherds!

It is impossible to discuss famous German Shepherds without thinking of Rin Tin Tin! Did you know that the famous shepherd appeared in 27 movies? Rin Tin Tin even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! 


Call today to make a grooming appointment for your German Shepherd! Darlene is accepting new clients of all breeds! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook so you'll stay up to date with everything going on at River Road Animal Hospital. 

Our groomer Darlene Galli has been a professional dog groomer for over 20 years. She has been our full-time groomer since we opened in 2010. River Road Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital located in Niskayuna, NY. Our mission is to care for your pet with compassion and excellence. We treat dogs, cats, and small pocket pets. In addition to general medicine and surgery, our facility also offers a boarding kennel, doggie daycare, and grooming services.