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Overview of German Shepherd



German Shepherd dog breed is Pure breed Large in size. Fur of German Shepherd is long and rough . Basic origin of German Shepherd is Germany. German Shepherd is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Fastest and Easiest to train and Smartest Dogs, German Shepherd is commonly Watchful, Alert, Curious, Obedient, Loyal, Confident, Courageous, Intelligent. German Shepherds are highly active dogs and described in breed standards as self-assured. The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. They are curious which makes them excellent guard dogs and suitable for search missions. They can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialized correctly. They are not inclined to become immediate friends with strangers. German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient.
German Shepherd is available in Black & tan colors Colors.

Height and weight of German Shepherd

Adult Male of German Shepherd is about 30–40 kg (66–88 lb) and adult female of German Shepherd is about 22–32 kg (49–71 lb) in Weight.
Height of German Shepherd is commonly 60–65 cm (24–26 in).

Common Health Issues of German Shepherd


German Shepherd has tendency to suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis and degenerative myelopathy  

Appearance of German Shepherd

They have a domed forehead, a long square-cut muzzle and a black nose. The jaws are strong, with a scissor-like bite. The eyes are medium-sized and brown with a lively, intelligent and self-assured look. The ears are large and stand erect, open at the front and parallel, but they often are pulled back during movement. They have a long neck, which is raised when excited and lowered when moving at a fast pace. The tail is bushy and reaches to the hock.

Working Class of German Shepherd

Basically German Shepherd is Guard dog but is also used as Watch and Companion and Athlete dog.

Training of German Shepherd

German Shepherd is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your German Shepherd.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your German Shepherd should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of German Shepherd

Daily exercise for your German Shepherd is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your German Shepherd is recommended Running,Walking,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of German Shepherd with children and other pets

Good with children of all ages and other pets after early socialization training.

Special instructions related to your German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is an active and intelligent dog. He must be kept busy learning, playing, and working.

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