Do German Shepherds sleep in your bed? You may choose to let your new GSD pup sleep in a crate or his own bed at the side of you. 50% of pet owners share their bedroom or bed with their pets. Only when he is an adult, you have the option of letting him accompany you to your bed at night time.
Where should German Shepherds sleep? You may allow your German Shepherd to sleep outside if they are an adult and the weather is nice. However, the best spot for them is in a crate or inside. After all, a German Shepherd isn’t going to be protecting anyone outside. Like all breeds of shepherds, these dogs are very attached to their people.
Why does my German Shepherd sleep with me? German shepherds are naturally protective of those they love. This is the main reason why your German shepherds want to sleep with you. Usually, this behavior is exhibited more by females than by males as female shepherds are more protective of those they love, whereas males are more protective of their territory.
How big of a bed does a German Shepherd need? It’s simple — your German Shepherd needs a bed that:
measures at least 40 inches long by 30 inches wide for a large size dog. supports a dog up to 90 pounds (or a bit above your dog’s weight) is at least 3 inches deep for joint support or 4 inches deep for hip and joint issues.