German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog

This faithful dog is protective and may be suspicious of strangers. It is good with other pets but may be protective toward strange dogs.

Breed Overview

This German sheep-herding, police, and guard dog originated in the 1800s. As one of the most intelligent breeds, this dog is used today as a police dog, for contraband detection, assistance, and herding trails. They are extremely faithful, devoted, and protective companions. They may be suspicious of strangers and need plenty of socialization from an early age to get along with other dogs, but it are generally good with other house pets. German Shepherds require daily mental and physical exercise, either by a learning session, or a good run.  They are ideal for energetic individuals, active families, and disciplinarians. Their coats require brushing one to two times per week.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 24-26"; Female:22-24"
Weight: 75-95 lb
Lifespan: 10-12 years

Breed Traits

Devoted, Herding group, Intelligent,

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