German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is a member of the Herding Group.
77-85 lbs. (35-40 kg)
24-26 inches, males; 22-24 inches, females
The coat is often black with tan, sable. All black, blue, liver and white are also common.
The German Shepherd Dog sports a double coat of medium length. The dense outer coat has straight hair close to the body.
The rugged German Shepherd Dog is fearless and loyal. This breed is self-confident and alert. It has a cheerful disposition and is eager to learn.
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The German Shepherd Dog may have originated from long-haired, short-haired and wire-haired shepherd dogs. As a fairly recent breed, this working dog served as a herding and farm dog, and also as servant and companion. In 1899 a breed club developed. The German Shepherd Dog rose in population after 1914.
Alsatian, Deutscher Schaferhund.
The German Shepherd Dog is approachable and poised. It should not be excitable. This breed can be a fighter and a life-long friend.
This breed with its high learning ability requires firm training early in life. A trainer with a loving hand needs to help the dog become socialized to reduce over-guarding. Problems such as poor breeding, training and handling can result in aggression and attacks. If well-trained, this breed will be a fine family member.
With a love of strenuous activity and challenges, the German Shepherd Dog has fulfilled many careers in history: sheepdog, guide for the blind, guard dog, police work, military and search and rescue. This task-oriented dog is great at tracking, ring sport and agility exercises.
The German Shepherd Dog can be close to families. This breed is cautious around strangers. Never isolate this dog for long lengths of time. Seek a reputable breeder. While this dog is inactive indoors, it requires a large yard to remain active and happy. The Germany Shepherd Dog has a life span of 13 years.
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