Among all the hundreds of breeds of dog that people keep as pets, a handful stand out as instantly recognisable: the German Shepherd, or Alsatian, is one of these, and for good reason. We recognise these large, handsome animals as working dogs – favoured by the police and the military – yet they are also excellent family pets.
Loyal, docile, intelligent and obedient, the German Shepherd is your friend for life, and for people who live on their own, having one of these dogs around at night can bring great peace of mind. They are also excellent with children – playful and fun – yet they do need a lot of exercise, so be prepared for long walks!
It’s no surprise that for dog owners, the dog is by and far one of the most important things in their life. Dogs are wonderful companions and become part of the family, and many owners treat them with respect usually reserved for other people! If you are looking for gift ideas for your Alsatian-owning friends, you might want to consider dog-themed items, and we have some great ideas for you.
Great Gift Ideas
You could start by thinking about what people who own dogs would make use of; perhaps a new lead for the dog, or a water bowl, or maybe a German Shepherd-themed dog bed? All of these are great ideas, and would go down really well with your friends.
Or, you could look for something more original. We found some great gifts such as keyrings with a slot where you can put a picture of the dog, or even photo frames with a dog theme, so your friend can have a permanent picture of their beloved pet.
Mugs are a great idea, and we found many with Alsatian prints that look great and carry fun slogans; the same is true of tumblers, which can be found in some excellent dog-related gift sets. Cushions, blankets, fridge magnets and more all make great fun gifts, and are not expensive at all.
There is no shortage of German Shepherd soft toys, if your friend would appreciate such a thing, and wall plaques for placing outside the front door also make fun and practical gifts. In fact, there are so many great ideas that we can’t list them all here, and you will be able to find something fun, interesting and Alsatian related to please your dog-owner friend.
Check it Out
Next time you are at your friends house, check out their home for ideas of what they already have; this way, you eliminate the possibility of duplicating the gift. Also, if you want to make it a really personal gift, take a picture of their dog, and have that transferred into a photo in a nice frame, on a mug, plate or glass, or even on a t-shirt for a truly original and unique gift idea.
It’s a great way of giving something that will be appreciated, so check out more ideas now and you’ll be sure to find a gift your friend will love.