German Shepherd Dog Breed Guide: Find information about the German Shepherd, and learn what makes this breed of dog so unique.
Appearance & Grooming of the German Shepherd Dog Breed: The average German Shepherd stands about 22-26 inches high and weighs between 70-90 pounds. They have a dense double coat that should be brushed on a daily basis to help control shedding.
History and Health of the German Shepherd Dog Breed: Developed in Germany in the late 1800’s using crosses between old breeds of working farm dogs and herding dogs. While the breed was created to work as a herding dog, the breed’s intense loyalty and bravery led to its popular use as a working dog.
The German Shepherd has a personality & temperament that is direct, alert, and watchful. While GSDs are first and foremost a working breed, they can make outstanding family companions.
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