German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Size
Large
Height
Males – 24 to 26 inches at the shoulders, Females – 22 to 24 inches at the shoulders
Weight
Males – 75 to 79 pounds, Females – 66 to 75 pounds
Coat
Short
Color
Most colors and color combinations
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally, Tracking

Hailed as the world’s leading military, police and guard dog, the German Shepherd Dog was first bred in 1899. This German breed is distinguished by his loyalty, courage and easy trainability. He is a loving, loyal, even-tempered family companion and is fond of children. An energetic working breed, the German Shepherd Dog requires regular exercise and grooming.

Did you know?

President John F. Kennedy owned a German Shepherd Dog called “Clipper.”In 1928, a German Shepherd Dog called “Buddy” was trained as the first guide dog in the U.S. A German Shepherd Dog named “Rin Tin Tin” starred in 26 Warner Bros.’ films during the 1920s and 1930s, gaining worldwide fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Training German Shepherd Dogs

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