German Shepherd

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

German Shepherd


German Shepherd puppies were created during the 19th century by Max Von Stephanitz. He's thought of as the father of the German Shepherd. Valued for their dedication to work and their suitability as companions, these dogs are distinctive for being the first ever guide dog for the blind. German Shepherds are one of the most popular dogs worldwide.


German Shepherds are happiest when they have a task to complete. They need lots of exercise and love walks while securely leashed, play sessions with their family, and a safely enclosed area to run around in. They do well in apartment living as long as they get plenty of attention, exercise and stimulation.


German Shepherds must be brushed daily to minimize loose hair. Only bathe them when absolutely necessary with a mild shampoo. Health concerns with this breed include elbow and hip dysplasia, blood disorders, flea allergies, chronic eczema, epilepsy, and digestive problems.


German Shepherds are dogs that have superior intelligence and are classically beautiful. They adapt easily, are curious, energetic, dependable and strong. They have a magnificent appearance and are very agile as well as enduring and showing great stamina.


German Shepherds have a double coat. Their top coat is straight, thick and harsh. Their underneath coat is soft and dense. They have a variety of colors like black and cream, black and tan, black and silver, sable and solid black. Their coat has 3 varieties. These are long hair, rough coat and long rough coat. They're constant shedders and have seasonal heavy shedding.


German Shepherds are part of the herding group of dogs and they're bold, hardworking, alert and fearless. They're known for their courage, deep devotion and loyalty. They thrive on human attention from their family and don't like being alone for long periods of time. These dogs are very cautious of strangers. They usually get on well with other household pets as long as they've been raised with them. They'll try to herd anything that moves. German Shepherds should have experienced, lively and active owners.


German Shepherds need intensive socialization at a very young age as well as obedience training. They don't respond to heavy handed or harsh methods, although they're quick to learn and obedient. Training must be conducted with firmness, consistency, respect, fairness and rewards. They're very talented in agility, tracking, ring sport, schutzhund, fly ball, and obedience. German Shepherds are used as guides for the blind, in police work, military work and search and rescue.