German Shepherd's Gratitude Over Mom Buying Him a Swimming Pool Is Everything

Even if two dogs look like twins, you can bet they will still have different personalities. Not even littermates will be exactly alike, though you can sometimes estimate some of your dog's traits by learning about their breed. Whether you're planning on bringing home a new friend or just want to learn more about your four-legged friend, breed research is never a bad way to go.

For example, the family of German Shepherds Zeus and Luna know that their dogs love to be active. Whether they're running, playing, or even swimming, their owners are always finding new ways to have fun. That's why they wasted no time introducing the pups to their brand-new pool on February 16. Zeus may have been hesitant about trying something new, but the brave guy quickly realized just how fantastic swimming can be!

OMG! This sweet German Shepherd went through so much in just one minute, but his bravery shone through in the end. Even though he didn't know quite what to think about the pool at first, it was only a matter of seconds before he was having a blast. Needless to say, I'm sure Luna dove in right after Zeus did!

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"I love that he bites the water as he swims," noticed one commenter. Isn't it the cutest? I've never seen a dog do that before, but it's just another example of how every dog has quirks and traits all their own. Because he likely consumes some of the water, though, it's essential that his family be mindful of the kind of water treatment they choose. Luckily, there are many pet-safe alternatives to chlorine, including water pumps and bacteria-eliminating enzymes.

But that's a problem for this German Shepherd mom! She can worry about keeping the pool spic and span, but all her dogs are concerned with is getting the hang of the doggy paddle.

Do All Dogs Know How to Swim?

You may have heard that all dogs are natural swimmers, but that's not quite true. While many dogs instinctually pick up on swimming the first time they try, others will find it much more difficult.

Most notably, dogs with short legs or long bodies may struggle to stay afloat or move effectively in the water. Sorry, Dachshunds! A dog who is overweight or who holds significantly more weight in one area of their body may also struggle to swim, but the dogs most in danger of respiratory distress and drowning due to water exposure are breeds like Shih-Tzus and Pugs.

However, a dog who expresses interest in the water can always try taking a supervised swim with a life jacket, but not every pup will be able to keep up with Zeus and Luna in the water!

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