19 German Shepherd Accessories: Supplies, Equipment, and Gift Ideas for GSD Lovers

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Do you have a new German Shepherd puppy? Perhaps you have a K9 working dog or an IPO schutzhund sport dog? Maybe you have a couch potato pooch.

Here are 19 German Shepherd accessories to get started and make training easier — whether you are a new GSD owner or looking for a gift for that experienced owner.

Find the best gift ideas for German Shepherd lovers on Amazon.

Bestseller No. 1
Dawhud Direct Dean Russo Love and a Dog German Shepherd Fleece Throw Blanket
  • Ultra-soft, warm and cozy throws are exceptionally durable.
  • Printed with bright vibrant colors. Perfect for home, at a game or on a picnic
  • Size: 50" x 60".
  • Officially Licensed Dean Russo artwork
  • 100% polyester, machine washable
Bestseller No. 2
Foozys Unisex Crew Socks | Canine/Dog Collection | German Shepherd
  • A cute Canine collection of unisex crew socks by Foozys, that come in a variety of large and medium dog breed theme prints. A must-have to add to your socks collection, if you are a dog-lover.
  • Unbeatable Value - Two pairs of crew socks are included for the price of one. One for you to wear and one to wash. Each design comes in two different color variations.
  • Superior Quality, Comfort & Fit - Fits shoe sizes 4 -10, suitable for all ages. Soft, lightweight and stretchy, they will slip on your feet like a dream and feel comfortable all day long. Material: 78% Polyester, 20% Nylon, 2% Spandex.
  • Durable & Long Lasting - All Foozys socks are made to last. They are not thin or flimsy and will not rip like other novelty socks. Perfect as casual and as dress socks. They make a great gift for family, friends or anyone you love.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - Everyone will be asking you where you got your Foozys. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will refund your money.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know at Each State to Ensure Your Cute and Playful Puppy (Your Puppy Month by Month)
  • Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion.
  • Height: 9.00 in. Width: 6.00 in.
  • Manufactured by: DK Publishing
  • Seller SKU: 201700008497
  • Your German Shepherd Puppy Book
Bestseller No. 4
German Shepherd American Flag Shirt USA Patriotic Dog Gift
  • German Shepherd Shirt, German Shepherd American Flag Shirt, German Shepherd T Shirt, American Flag Shirt, Distressed German Shepherd American Flag Shirt USA Patriotic Dog Gift
  • German Shepherd Shirts For Women, German Shepherd Shirts For Men, USA Flag T Shirt, Tshirts Make Great Gifts For Dog Lovers And This Tee Would Be Perfect For Christmas, American Flag Day, Memorial Day, 4th Of July, Veterans Day
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Bestseller No. 5
German Shepherd Birthday Garland, Funny Dog Face Portrait Birthday Banner, Bday Bunting Decoration
  • Materials: 300gsm recyclable, quality, smooth card stock
  • Size: Each German Shepherd pennant measures about 5.5 x 8.6 inches. Not too large nor too small
  • Occasion: Birthday party, wall / nursery / room / backdrop / dessert table decorating, photo prop
  • Unprecedented Price - Garland features 7 German Shepherd faces with different facial expressions. 100% brand new. You will never find another dog garland at such a good price on this planet
  • Please note: This is NOT a pre stung item, you need to spend 1 - 2 minutes to string the garland together.
Bestseller No. 6
Chala Crossbody Cell Phone Purse - Women PU Leather Multicolor Handbag with Adjustable Strap -German Shepherd Orange
  • CONVENIENT, COMPACT, FUN. Front pocket adorned with our unique CHALA character. Crossbody phone purse design with superior soft PU leather textured, which is durable and nice. Beautiful Lining Material to avoid friction to the phone and causing any damage.
  • CROSSBODY CELL PHONE BAG bag has external unzippered compartment and main zippered compartment, with three Credit Card Slots which can hold money, credit cards . Very spacious can hold all modern smartphones, keys, wallet, headphones, passport, tickets, cash, credit cards, lipstick.
  • PURSE CELL PHONE HOLDER is the perfect size to fit the smart mobile phones with a big screen such as Apple iphone 6S 6S Plus, IPhone 7, Iphone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy S3,S4,S5,S6,S7 and all other smart cell phones making it one of the very best Women CrossBody Handbags in the market.
  • MATERIALS USED- PU LEATHER -also named Faux leather, or Vegan Leather is a synthetic leather in a hammered classic texture for the outside. Top zipper closure. Soft inside lining. Extra padding throughout the bag to protect your cellphone
  • WOMEN CROSSBODY HANDBAG WITH TWO STRAPS INCLUDED: Two separate Straps are included to allow many different Crossbody configurations. CrossBody Cell Phone Handbag, or Cell Phone Purse, or Cell Phone Clutch. OUTSIDE MEASUREMENTS: 7" Tall X 5" Wide. Strap adjustable: from 7", to 28
Bestseller No. 7
Ebros Lifelike Purebreed Pedigree Canine Adorable German Shepherd Dog Wine Bottle Holder Figurine Statue As Kitchen Wine Cellar Centerpiece Decor Storage Organizer (German Shepherd)
  • Add some Flair and style to your wine bar collection with this high quality wine bottle holder.
  • This German Shepherd Wine Holder Measures approximately HEIGHT 6.5" LENGTH 11.5" WIDTH 4.5"
  • This German Shepherd Wine Holder is made of Cold Cast Polyresin. Wine Bottle Not Included
  • Your party guests will love this adorable German Shepherd wine bottle holder. Beautifully handcrafted from polyresin, this incredibly detailed pooch makes the perfect addition to any canine or pet themed d├ęcor. Makes a great gift idea for law enforcement officers, fans of German Shepherds and even dog lovers.
  • This is an Atlantic Collectibles exclusive collection.
SaleBestseller No. 8
German Shepherd #1 Key Rack & Dog Leash Hanger - Small 6 inch
  • Size: 6 inches wide x 6.1 inch high
  • Great for organizing! 5 rounded hooks for hanging keys, leashes, lanyards, medals, necklaces or other small items. And a magnet will stick to it, too!
  • Made in Pennsylvania, USA with 16-gauge American steel! Thanks for supporting American Manufacturers
  • Powder-coated black & includes 2 screws for easy mounting to a wall.
  • Great housewarming, birthday or Christmas gift, or show prize/ trophy for dog, pet & animal lovers. More in our Amazon store
SaleBestseller No. 9
Skechers BOBS Women's BOBS Plush-Breeds Ballet Flat, Slate - Bestie Bae, 9 M US
  • memory foam footbed
  • Flexible sole
  • Skechers
  • 9
  • Slate - Bestie Bae
SaleBestseller No. 10
German Shepherd Mom Gifts Mug Women Men Dad Decor Lover Decorations Stuff I Love German Shepherds Coffee Merchandise Accessories Talking Art Apparel Funny Birthday Gift Home Supplies Coffee Cup Mugs
  • Superior Quality, Made of High Grade White Orca Ceramics, Dishwasher and Microwave Safe for Your Convenience
  • Custom Designed Coffee Mug, Proudly Printed in the USA on Both Sides
  • Hilarious, Fun, and Happy White Coffee Cup Sure To Please Every German Shepherd Lover
  • This Fantastic Gift Can Be Jazzed Up Even More by Placing Additional Gifts Inside, Such as Stickers, Magnets, Candies and Chocolates, or Coffee Grounds and Tea Bags.
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First things first

Preparation is key if just brought a GSD puppy home. You may be asking yourself: What supplies do you need for a German Shepherd? What kind of toys do German Shepherds like? What is the best collar for a German Shepherd? What are good gifts for German Shepherd lovers?

We’ll look at the basic supplies for your pup first. After the basics, we’ll move toward the novelty items for those super special GSD dog parents.

German Shepherd equipment

Kennel (if you are crate training)

puppy play pen
I bought a Master Paws kennel, which is 4’x8′ at a home improvement store. It looks very similar to this kennel on Amazon.

A kennel or a puppy play pen like this one is a godsend in the early months of a puppy’s life.

When a 14-week-old puppy gets too tired, that over tired puppy will be into everything.

A safe-place like a crate is the perfect solution. Crate training can also help train a puppy not to potty in his/her sleeping area.

A puppy playpen is another great solution.

When I don’t have time for the puppy, I put them in a puppy playpen, which is moved to the room I am in.

They are near me but can’t get into trouble.


I like having a couple different length leashes. I have a standard 6′ leash, which I use around the house.

I also have a 15′ and 50′ long line. The longer lines I like for teaching recall and giving the dog freedom to roam without fear of me losing the puppy.

My puppies always use inexpensive leashes until I trust they won’t chew them. When I trust them, I use a nice leather leash.


I like thick leather collars. They are strong and easy to grab hold of if necessary.

I also use remote collars, dominate dog collars, and prong collars for older dogs depending on their needs.

Dog food

Dog food is a controversial subject. Everybody has an opinion. I have toggled between Castor & Pollux Pristine and the Fromm 4 Star line.

Best tennis balls for dogs

My favorite (and my dog’s favorite) ball is the Chuckit! Ultra ball, which is rubber. It is easy to clean and doesn’t have the sandpaper feel that a dirty tennis ball does.

The ball is bouncy, bright, and has some heft to it, which makes it travel fairly far.

Molle dog harness or vest

Collars are great for being able to control a dog’s head. But a vest may be more comfortable for a dog, especially if going for a hike.

A dog molle vest with storage provides a way for the dog to bring his/her own water, bowl, and poop bags.

Tug toy

A tug toy is a great accessory for a German Shepherd. I have good luck with RedLine K9 Bite Suit Tug Toy.
redline k9 tug toy review

I have two. I rotate between them. Why? Because I use the toy everyday, it gets slobbery, so I put it in the washing machine.

Novelty German Shepherd gifts

We have looked at the basic German Shepherd accessories, but lets get to the novelty items. These are the ones that make good German Shepherd gifts for GSD owners.

Shot glass or wine glass

What better way to sip whiskey than through a German Shepherd shot glass with a GSD silhouette.
german shepherd silhouette shot glass

Fear not wine aficionados: There are wine glasses etched with a GSD, too.
wine glass

Fleece blanket

fleece blanket See this fleece blanket on Amazon.

If your GSD is a little aloof and doesn’t like to cuddle, this fleece blanket will comfort you. The blanket is very vibrant and looks pretty.

Coffee mug

The perfect German Shepherd gift is a coffee mug.german shepherd coffee mug This mug is dishwasher and microwave safe, with a really cool graphic and saying on it.

Plush toy

No list of German Shepherd accessories would be complete without a stuffed toy. Enter SARGE the German Shepherd Dog TY Beanie Baby. Whether you pet and cuddle this plush toy or not, you or your dog are sure to find joy in this little guy.

German Shepherd sticker

A GSD sticker is the perfect addition to the exterior of your vehicle to let the world know you are a GSD parent.

German Shepherd warning sign

german shepherd warning signThis German Shepherd warning sign looks fantastic. It is 7 inches by 10 inches and made of .040 aluminum, with pre-drilled mounting holes.


I’ve worn out numerous pairs of socks walking my dog. A pair of GSD socks like these should be a welcome addition to any owner’s sock drawer.

I hope this list of the best German Shepherd accessories has been helpful.