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German Shepherd Dog

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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
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.
Also Known As:
Alsatian
Alsatian Wolf Dog
Berger Allemand
Deutscher Schäferhund
German Shepherd
Schäferhund
German Shepherd Dog
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 60 to 66 centimetres at the shoulders
    Females – 55 to 60 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight Males – 34 to 35 kilograms
    Females – 29 to 34 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Most colours and colour combinations
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor