Most commonly German shepherds are black, gray and tan. They have an undercoat that protects against temperature and bugs, as well as a straight outer coat. The outline of this breed is made up of smooth curves rather than angles. The head is in proportion to the size of the body, strong without appearing coarse or fine. Gender differences are readily apparent.
This breed requires a strong leader to help deal with their strong personalities. The key to living in harmony with this breed is knowing he lives to please his owners.
The German shepherd is a strong, quick, agile dog that possesses one of the keenest noses amongst other dogs. Also known as a working dog, German shepherd dogs are the original “drug-searching dogs,” and can easily adapt to both family protection, guide dogs and police work. They are very intelligent, smart and protective; the German shepherd dog truly develops a bond with his family and can suffer separation anxiety when separated from his family and master. They require a lot of exercise and they do not tire easily.
German Shepherds shed constantly and tend to be seasonally heavy shedders. Daily brushing will help to reduce shedding. They should be bathed rarely, only a few times a year, to avoid removing necessary skin oils.
Males range from 24-26 inches and females range from 22-24 inches
Males range from 75-90 lbs and females range from 60-70 lbs
They are susceptible to bloat, skin disease, congenital heart problems and hip dysplasia. It should also be noted that the enormous popularity of German Shepherd Dogs has resulted in careless breeding. This has resulted in a number of crippling genetic diseases within this breed.
Good with Children
Good with other Pets