Country of Origin: Germany
Coat: Can be coarse and straight-haired, long and coarse and straight-haired, or wavy long-haired. Colors can be black, grey, with regular brown or yellow-to-light brown markings.
Character: This dog is intelligent, unconditionally loyal, obedient, brave, and protective.
Temperament: Their territoriality makes them among the least likely of breeds to run away. Unwanted visitors are stopped. This breed gets along fine with children and other animals, provided proper socialization has taken place.
Care: During shedding a special comb is needed to remove dead hairs.
Training: German Shepherds are eager pupils and are quick to get the hang of things. They are most responsive to your voice.
Activity: German Shepherds are happiest when doing some type of work, such as agility, obedience, or police trials. Over-exercising when young can cause damage to growing bones, joints, and muscles.
German Shepherd Description : The German Shepherd is a strong, well coordinated dog, alert and full of life. Highly intelligent, these dogs make excellent companions, show and obedience dogs. German Shepherds are very receptive to training and work well as a police, guide, search and rescue dogs. This is one breed that closely bonds to its owner and may suffer from separation anxiety when apart from its owner.