Country of origin Germany
Life expectancy 9-13 years
Height Males: 60-65 cm, Females: 55-60 cm
Weight Males: 33-40 kg, Females: 23-33 kg
Hair length Long-haired
Hair color black and brown, red and tan, black
Group for children, guarding dogs, guarding dogs, watchdogs
Litter size From 8 to 10 puppies
Experience required Experience required
German Shepherd Personality Temperament
Level of aggression Moderate (3/5)
Energy Very high (5/5)
Trainability Very high (5/5)
Shedding Very high (5/5)
Maintenance Low (2/5)
Friendliness Very friendly (5/5)
Health Average (3/5)
Maintenance cost Above average (4/5)
Tolerance to separation For short periods of time (2/5)
Intelligence Very high (5/5)
Level of noise Average (3/5)
Guarding skills Excellent (5/5)
Price 800 - 4000 $
The German Shepherd is the third most intelligent breed, after the Poodle and Border Collie.
The German Shepherd is a regular at the top of ratings of the smartest, most loyal, most trainable pets. The noble faces of these dogs are often seen in the news, on newspaper pages, and even in starring roles in various TV shows. But the main calling of the Germans isn’t an acting career but the protection of order. They serve in law enforcement, do border guard duty, work at customs, and assist in search and rescue operations. And at home, the German Shepherds protect the peace and property of their owners and give their owners a lot of positive emotions. Only the West German Shepherd is recognized by international canine associations. Other sub breeds only received partial or local recognition.
The German Shepherds can obey several people when other breeds obey only one master.
These dogs reach full psychological maturity at the age of three but before that they remain vulnerable and need attention and praise.
Keeping these dogs on a chain is unacceptable.
A German Shepherd named William was the first dog in the world who owned his own bank account, which contained 100 thousand pounds sterling.
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