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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog

UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin Germany
Date of Origin 1800s
Height 55 - 66 cm (22 - 26 inches)
Weight 34 - 43 Kgs (75 - 95 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

German Shepherd Dogs have a muscular, powerful build. They have a thick undercoat and their outer coat consists of straight, hard, close lying hair. They are usually black and tan in colour but they can also be a variety of other colours.


German Shepherd Dogs are loyal, self-assured and courageous.


If you are considering a German Shepherd Dog as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They thrive in cold climates
They are happy to live and sleep outdoors
They are easy to obedience train
They require a lot of physical exercise
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

German Shepherd Dogs are also known as:
German Shepherd
Berger Allemand
Deutscher Schäferhund

German Shepherd Dogs are often used in police forces and in military roles around the world.

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