These Cute, Pure Photos Of German Shepherds Made Us Smile

German shepherds consistently make the American Kennel Club’s top ten list of most popular dog breeds. It’s no wonder why; they are loyal, adventurous, and intelligent. And they’re adorable, especially the puppies!

If you need something cute to cheer you up, look no further than German shepherd puppies. They have floppy ears, giant paws, and the perfect “puppy dog” eyes. How can you resist a puppy that falls asleep in a store or his owner’s arms? Check out the cutest German shepherd puppy photos!

One Ear Up, One Ear Down

Fun fact: German shepherds are born with floppy ears! During their first year, puppies develop cartilage that keeps their ears up. Certain puppies get cartilage in one ear, but not the other–resulting in some adorable pictures!

A German shepherd puppy has one ear up and one ear down.
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This puppy, named Tzarina, is only seven weeks old. Her left ear sticks up, and her right ear flops down. Wolfgang Haus GSD, which adopts German shepherds, snapped a photo of her before her ears straightened. It’s too cute!