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Best Dog Bowls For German Shepherds

Best Dog Bowls for German Shepherds

When you think of your German Shepherd, you always want the best of the best for them. You want them to have the best toys, the best food, the best beds; you name it! So why not also get the best dog bowls for German Shepherds?

The bowl you are feeding your canine friend out of isn’t just there to be aesthetically pleasing; it can be an essential savior during feeding time.

Your dog could be a fast eater, a messy eater, a clumsy eater or want to eat standing upright; this all depends on your dog’s unique personality. For this reason, there are not just different brands but also different kinds of dog bowls available out there, to fit you and your dog’s needs.  

best dog bowls for german shepherds

Different Types of Dog Bowls

Here are a few different types of dog bowls you can get on the market. You can figure out which one works best for you and your dog.

Normal

Normal dog bowls are just that….normal. There is nothing too special about them. They are used to hold your dog’s food and water, just like a regular bowl. They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials; from metal to plastic and even ceramic.

Elevated

Elevated dog bowls are two dog bowls housed in an elevated stand made of plastic, wood or metal. These dog bowls are ideal for dogs who are on the larger side or who have possible gastrointestinal problems.

Adjustable

Adjustable dog bowls are like elevated dog bowls but can be adjusted to fit your dog’s height to make it more comfortable at feeding time. These can be adjusted from a low height, when they are puppies to medium and high, as your German Shepherd grows!

Automatic

Automatic dog bowls release food or water into your dog’s bowl as long as the container has a reserve. These can either release food or water on their own or they come with a timer releasing food, according to feed time.

The timer ones are a better idea for food, while the ones without a timer are great for water.

Slow feed

Fast eating is not always a problem, but it can be if your dog eats so fast they are swallowing their food whole This can cause gas and digestion problems and even vomiting.

Slow feed bowls are made in a way to prevent fast eating with the use of ridges in the bowl, which forces the dogs to work for their food rather than being able to gulp it up in one go.

Anti-skid

Anti-skid dog bowls either feature a rubber or silicon base or rim to prevent the dog bowl from moving around.

These bowls are especially handy for messy eaters or dogs that get very excited during feeding time. This will help your dog keep its food and water in the bowl while making clean up a lot easier for you!

GPET Dog Bowl

If you want a basic, but cute dog bowls for your German Shepherd, these are the bowls for you:

The GPET dog bowls come in a set of two. They are made of stainless steel and feature an embossed dog bone on the front.

The bowls can hold up to 32 Oz. of water or food in their rounded interior, which makes for super easy cleanup.

The bowls are durable and have a 2-year warranty, which makes them totally worth it! They also feature a rubber base, making them especially great for messy pups!

What We Love:

  • They can be personalized
  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
  • Extra durable
  • 2-year warranty

Possible downsides: 

Since the bowls are lightweight, some people had the problem of their dogs being able to flip the bowls. The anti-skid rubber doesn’t work well on all floor types, especially vinyl.

And the verdict is…

These are great basic bowls. The anti-slip works well on most flooring, they are easy to clean and they come at an amazing price for a set of two!

Outward Hound Fun Feeder

If your dog has the tendency to scarf down food, this bowl is great for you:

The Outward Hound Fun Feeder is a colorful and fun little bowl that will promote healthy eating in your dog.

This bowl is vet recommended and claims to make your dog eat up to 10x slower than its normal speed. In addition, these bowls are made with food-safe materials that are anti-slip, so no more messes!

The feeders work great for dry or wet foods and are made to fit correct portions, depending on your dog’s size.

What We Love:

  • Come in different colors, sizes, and designs
  • BPA, PVC & Phthalate-free
  • Allow for proper portions
  • Slows down speed eaters
  • Vet recommended

Possible downsides: 

Snub-nosed dogs could have a difficult time eating out of these bowls and could possibly hurt their snouts, trying to get their food out.

And the verdict is…

If you have a dog like a German Shepherd that is prone to bloat, these bowls are the answer to your prayers!

Neater Feeder Deluxe

If you have a messy dog that splashes water and spills food, these are the bowls for you:

The Neater Feeder Deluxe has a four-part design made especially to prevent messes. It comes with two bowls that fit comfortably in a 2-part plastic frame.

The top frame catches any spilled food and the bottom frame catches and spilled water; the top frame has holes to drain the water and keep the station as clean as possible.

This frame claims to be kick-proof, making it the best for the messiest of eaters; big or small. The contoured edges make it easy for your dog to reach its food, plus the elevated design makes it more comfortable.

What We Love:

  • You can add leg extensions to adjust the height
  • Come in various sizes and colors
  • Easy to clean
  • Spill-proof
  • Drain holes

Possible downsides: 

The bowls in the frame are not of the best quality and tend to rust. The frame is great, but the bowls might need replacing after some time.

And the verdict is…

This stand works great. If you can replace the bowls, you won’t ever worry about a mess during feeding time again!

Pet Zone Designer Diner

If you want a dog bowl that will grow with your dog, this one’s for you:

The PetZone Designer Diner features two bowls set in an adjustable plastic frame.

The frame can be adjusted to three different sizes to fit all stages of your dog’s life. It can be set at 2.75, 8 and 12 inches to accommodate all dog sizes.

The bowls are rust-proof, easy to clean and are also slip-proof once they are set in the frame. For storage, the legs can be easily removed and stored under the top tray, making it super easy to put away in any cabinet.  

What We Love:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Adjustable frame
  • Easy to assemble
  • Prevents neck and joint pain in dogs
  • Rust-proof
  • Easy to clean
  • Easily stored

Possible downsides: 

If your dog is extra excitable during mealtime, it is quite possible that it could damage the plastic frame, which is not the sturdiest.

And the verdict is…

If you want a dog bowl that is great to look at, is very adjustable and will stay in place if it isn’t kicked around too much, we recommend a try!

FOREYY Raised Pet Bowls

If you are looking for a sturdy elevated dog bowl that will last a lifetime these bowls are for you:

The Foreyy Raised Pet Bowls features an elevated stand made out of bamboo. This stand is available in three different height options for dogs of different sizes.

The Bamboo makes the stand water resistance and it has anti-slip feet so it won’t move around as your dog eats.

It comes with two durable stainless steel bowls, that are easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Their 100% money-back guarantee makes these bowls a no brainer!

What We Love:

  • Easy to clean
  • Water resistance
  • anti-slip feet
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Sturdy design
  • Different height sizes for different sized dogs

Possible downsides: 

This stand is not adjustable so it won’t grow with your dog. These bowls may not be the best for a puppy as you would need to buy a taller one once they grow.

And the verdict is…

The Foreyy Raised Pet Bowls is a wonderful a sturdy elevated dog bowl option that will last a lifetime for an adult German Shepherd dog that is no longer growing.

Final Thoughts

All in all, you need to look at the needs of your dog before deciding which bowl is the best dog bowl for your German Shepherd. You can’t go wrong with any of the above picks. Happy shopping!

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