The German Shepherd is a courageous pet. Here is your informative A-list of German Shepherd. The German Shepherd is also known as Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund, GSD or Schäferhund. The German Shepherd was originated from Germany. In 1989, the German breeder Captain Max von Stephanitz developed a German Shepherd by using various body types of local herding dogs from Bavaria, Thurginia and Wurtemberg. The German Shepherd is exported to United States in 1907. The German Shepherd was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1908. Today, German Shepherd is a popular military and police dog.

Facts about German Shepherd

  • Temperament – German Shepherd Dogs are active, alert, brave, calm, confident, cheerful, faithful, fearless, intelligent, loyal and obedient. They possess strong learning ability and they need a firm dog owner. The German Shepherd Dog has a strong protective instinct. They are a good watch dog and they wary of strangers. Obedience training and early socialization is good for German Shepherd puppies. They can get along with children. Do not leave them alone for long period as they thrive on human attention. The GSD is a wonderful family companion.
  • Appearance – The German Shepherd has a muscular large-sized body. The body is sturdy and well proportioned. They have a strong head and they come with a pair of almond shaped medium-sized eyes. The ears are erect and pointed. They have a black color nose and the muzzle is long. The chest is deep and the rib is well sprung. They have muscular legs and the feet are short with well arched toes. They have a bushy tail as squirrel. The German Shepherd has a double coat. The outer coat is harsh and thick whereas the under coat is soft.

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German Shepherd Breed Information

Size Large
Height 55 – 65 cm (male and female)
Weight 35 – 40 kg (male and female)
Colour Black and tan, white
Group Herding Breed Dog
Life Span 10 -15 years
Litter Size Average 5 – 10 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. They like agility activities
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing is needed. This dog breed is a heavy shedder
Environment Outdoor
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, FCI, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, KCGB, NZKC, ANKC, UKC, GSDCA

The common health issue for German Shepherd is prone to elbow and hip dysplasia, blood disorders or digestive problems. Here is a list of cute dog names for your German Shepherd puppy.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for German Shepherd adoption from German Shepherd rescue or look for German Shepherd puppies for sale from German Shepherd breeders.

German Shepherd