German Shepherd Dog Breed Features

German shepherd Dog

Vital Stats

Ideal For

Large Play Area Homes ( Not Apartments )


M : 30 - 40 kgs ; F : 22- 32kgs

Life Span

8 - 10 Years

Highlights of The Breed


German Shepherds are medium to big sized working dogs , which have an origin from Germany. they are muscular and agile.They are usually trained to assist in police and military services.


German shepherds are confident, courageous and over protective of their family. They have a moderate temperament and do not get along well with strangers.


German shepherds' coat is  medium length and double coated. They have coarse and thick coat with a soft undercoat. They shed quite well and will require brushing every few days. 

Child Friendliness

This breed of dogs are an excellent companion to children , when trained properly from a much younger age. 

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Important Things To Keep In Mind

These are very active and athletic breeds and need high levels of exercises for both physical and mental well being.

Some Information About German Shepherds

The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to big-sized working dog that originated in Germany. In the English language, the breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog (sometimes abbreviated as GSD). The breed was officially known as the Alsatian in Britain from after the First World War until 1977 when its name was changed back to German Shepherd. Despite its primitive, wolf-like appearance the German Shepherd is a relatively modern breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep. Since that time however, because of their strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including disability assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and acting.The German Shepherd is the second-most registered breed by the American Kennel Club, and seventh-most registered breed by The Kennel Club in the United Kingdom.

German Shepherds have a double coat which is close and dense with a thick undercoat. The coat is accepted in two variants; medium and long. The long-hair gene is recessive, making the long-hair variety rarer. Treatment of the long-hair variation differs across standards; they are accepted but not competed with standard coated dogs under the German, and UK Kennel Clubs while they can compete with standard coated dogs, but are considered a fault in the American Kennel Club.The FCI accepted the long-haired type in 2010, listing it as the variety b—while short-haired type is listed as the variety a.

Most commonly, German Shepherds are either tan/black or red/black. Most color varieties have black masks and black body markings which can range from a classic "saddle" to an over-all "blanket." Rarer color variations include the sable, pure-black, pure-white, liver, silver, blue, and panda varieties. The all-black and sable varieties are acceptable according to most standards; however, the blue and liver are considered to be serious faults and the all-white is grounds for instant disqualification from showing in conformation at All Breed and Specialty Shows.

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