Looking for some beautiful German Shepherd quotes to celebrate your love for America’s 2nd favorite dog?
As a GSD lover myself, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what a wonderful breed they are!
While it’s hard to find specific “German Shepherd inspirational quotes,” I did find some wonderful quotes that perfectly fit the breed.
Take a look!
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Beautiful German Shepherd Quotes
Like I said above, I absolutely adore German Shepherds. My childhood dog- the very first actually- was a GSD named Jake.
In fact, I loved him so much that I named my son after him! Years later, my Tasha came into my life. She was a black and tan GSD.
Sadly, I lost her back in 2016 after nearly 15 wonderful years together. My current dog is a Pharaoh Hound, and she was a gift to us. However, one day I will have a GSD again.
You’d think that as the 2nd most popular breed, it would be easier to find more actual German Shepherd quotes.
While they exist, they’re not exactly what one would call inspirational. Mostly, they’re just along the lines of “I raised German Shepherds, they’re good dogs.”
Like, duh, you don’t say! Sorry, I channeled my inner 80s teenager there for a moment.
So, rather than trying to force uninspired quotes to be inspirational German Shepherd quotes, I am instead offering you 15 of my favorite dog quotes and telling you why they fit the GSD.
1. Happiness is a warm German Shepherd
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”Charles Schultz
Charles Schultz said what is perhaps the most inspirational and simply stated dog quotes of all time.
You could very easily replace “warm puppy” with “warm German Shepherd puppy” and get the exact same meaning.
Happiness is, most certainly, a warm GSD!
2. Such a small word…
I’m not sure who said this quote, but it couldn’t be truer, especially about Shepherds.
Of course, German Shepherd isn’t exactly a small word (or even a single word), but my Jake and Tasha definitely took up a very large room in my heart.
They may be gone, but in that room they will always exist.
3. GSDs are our link to paradise
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”Milan Kundera
For this one, you can definitely swap “dogs” with “German Shepherds.” I spent many a day in my childhood just sitting on a hill by my GSD.
It was the definition of sheer peace. We didn’t have to do a thing, just sit there next to each other.
4. Each one is a therapy dog
I 100% agree! It makes even more sense for Shepherds, since they are quite often used as therapy dogs!
Even science agrees that dogs make great therapists. When I’m sad, I just go pet my girl and the world is a tiny bit brighter.
5. German Shepherds love you more than themselves
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”― Josh Billings
My German Shepherd Jake loved me so much that no matter how achy he was, he waited for me when I got off the school bus.
For years, he came to get me all the way at the front of the development, which was a mile away (this was a rural area and people didn’t leash dogs back then).
As he got older, he’d wait at the top of the hill. However, rain or shine, he’d be waiting somewhere for me. Walking home after he passed on was the hardest thing in the world.
6. Exactly what they seem
Another wonderfully true inspirational quote that absolutely applies to German Shepherds…if “what it seems” is “amazingly outstanding, loving, and majestic” of course.
7. Examine your conscience
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”― Woodrow Wilson
German Shepherds are incredibly good judges of characters, which is probably one of the many reasons why they make excellent service dogs.
If a GSD looks you in the eyes and finds you wanting, it’s time to evaluate your life.
8. Only love can make a tail wag
Considering the cost of a pure-breed German Shepherd, that is definitely true!
Sure, money can get him into your home, but only love will get him to wag that wonderful fluffy tail!
9. They make our lives whole
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”― Roger Caras
My Tasha definitely made my life whole! She came to me at a time when I was feeling my worst, dealing with years of infertility.
Trying to conceive for years on end takes a major emotional toll. Without getting too depressing, I don’t know if I would have made it without Tash.
Thanks to her, I survived and went on to have an amazing kid! She didn’t just make my life whole, she filled a major hole in my heart.
10. Be the person…
I’ll leave you with this: be the person that your German Shepherd thinks you are!
If you can pull that off, you’re well on your way to being one of the greatest people in the world.
I’m sorry I couldn’t find you more specific inspirational German Shepherd quotes.
Like I said, while many people have said interesting things about GSD dogs, they’re not exactly what I’d call t-shirt worthy.