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
Primitives by Kathy Paw Print Trimmed Box Sign, 6" x 2.50", German Shepherd
  • Primitives by Kathy decorative mini box sign
  • Sign measures 2.5 x 6-inches; designed to freely stand on its own or hang on a wall
  • Reads: All You Need Is Love And A German Shepherd
  • Frame has sanding on surfaces, with rounded edges and corners for a distressed look
  • Look to Primitives by Kathy for inspirational, fun, sarcastic, and heart-warming gifts and home decor
Bestseller No. 2
Womens German Shepherd In Pocket T Shirt Funny Dog Lover Gifts
  • German Shepherd, German Shepherd lovers, German Shepherd shirt, Animal, Pet, Dog, International Dog Day, Dog paw, Rescue dog, Dog lover, Dog owner, Dog mom, Dog shirt, Christmas
  • A Great Dog Lover T-Shirt idea for Owners of German Shepherds. Awesome Gift for Pet Lovers, Animal Lovers, Rescue Pets Owners.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Bestseller No. 3
Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Large Dogs - Long Hair
  • For Large dogs with long hair: designed especially for dogs that weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • Removes loose hair: reaches through the topcoat to remove loose undercoat hair without cutting skin or damaging the topcoat (when used as directed).
  • FURejector button: just push the button to release hair with ease.
  • Ergonomic handle: for comfortable, easy grooming.
  • Guaranteed: guaranteed to work or your money back - see product label for details.
Bestseller No. 4
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. 5
Aurora World Flopsie Dog/Bismarck Plush
  • Measures 12" long
  • Poly bean filling is double bagged for safety
  • Soft plush is great for cuddling
  • Toy
  • Aurora World, Inc.
Bestseller No. 6
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
SaleBestseller No. 7
Design Toscano German Shepherd Holiday Dog Christmas Tree Ornament Xmas Decorations, 3 Inch, Full Color
  • DOG CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - Say happy holidays from your pet German Shepherd, Santa's North Pole service dog, with a holiday dog ornament for the family Christmas tree
  • MAN'S BEST FRIEND - Honor your best friend and loyal German Shepherd with our pedigree Christmas tree ornaments that add a treasured memory to your holiday decorations
  • HIGH-QUALITY HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS - Hand-cast by Santa 's elves using real crushed stone bonded with durable designer resin, our dog Christmas ornaments are topped with dog treats, a Santa hat and red winter scarf to be festive holiday decorations
  • DESIGN TOSCANO HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS - Exclusive to the Design Toscano brand, these cute holiday pedigree dog ornaments make perfect Christmas tree ornaments or gifts for your holiday home
  • Our perfectly sized xmas ornaments measure 2½"Wx1½"Dx3½"H. ½ lb. and make magical North Pole gifts for dogs and dog lovers.
Bestseller No. 8
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. 9
HOUSWEETY 1pc Stainless Steel German Shepherd Dog Pendant 3x2.3cm
  • Main Material:Stainless Steel;Main Color:Dull Silver Tone;
  • Approx:3cm x2.3cm(1 1/8" x 7/8");hole size:2.1mm( 1/8");thickness:1.4mm;
  • Comes with keychain.
  • Wonderful gifts, keep memories of your loved ones near to your heart.
  • Love this necklace - show how much your best friend means to you!
SaleBestseller No. 10
German Shepherd Dog Themed Etched All Purpose 12.75oz Libbey Wine Glass
  • Choose your STARTING LETTER and DOG NAME from the options ABOVE ^^^
  • Red or White All Purpose 12.75oz Libbey Wine Glass
  • The Perfect Gift for Dog Lovers
  • 100% Dishwasher Safe
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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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.