German Shepherd - facts
Although we doubt that there is anyone that hasn’t heard about German shepherd dog (or GSD), we will use this opportunity to lay some interesting facts about this beautiful breed.
German shepherd dogs are, as their name implies, a breed that originated in Germany. Their developement started in the late 1800s by crossing various herding breeds. Members of this breed are highly intelligent and capable working dogs. They excel at most anything they are trained to do: guide and assistance work for the handicapped, police and military service, herding, search and rescue, drug detection, etc.
FUN FACT: The first guide dogs were German shepherd dogs
German Shepherd dog training
They have strong protecting instinct and in order to prevent over-guarding and aggressive behavior, German shepherd dogs should have socialization and obedience training at a young age. These dogs are dogs of action - they need a lot of exercise, otherwise they might misbehave. They go along well with children and other pets if raised with them. German shepherd dogs are very devoted to their family.
German Shepherd - breeders
German shepherd dogs reach a maximum of about 25 inches in height, and they weigh up to about 95 pounds (41 kilograms). They live about 10-12 years. However, they are prone to some serious health conditions, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, cardiomyopathy, hemangiosarcoma. Because of these susceptibilities, and because German shepherd dogs are large and powerful and have strong guarding instincts, great care should be taken to purchase German shepherds from reputable breeders. Before purchasing a German shepherd dog, explore carefully all the GSD breeders and make sure to get one from a responsible breeder that can guarantee you a dog that comes from a line of healthy GSD dogs with the characteristics that are significant for the breed.
German Shepherd - characteristics
The German Shepherd Dog is, as already said, a large, agile, muscular dog of noble character and high intelligence. The German Shepherd Dog has amazing character; loyalty, courage, the ability to learn commands and to be gentle family pet but also fierce protector are the breeds best qualities.
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