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Breed Description


The German shepherd dog formally known as Alsatian or Alsatian wolf dog in Britain is a large-sized breed working dog originating from Germany. This breed was mainly used for herding sheep in Germany which is the main purpose for which they were developed. Due to their strength, intelligence, obedience and trainability German shepherd dogs are used in various working purposes in the police, military, search-and-rescue etc.

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Size type:

Large dog breed


German shepherd dogs are very intelligent, eager, obedient, sociable, and friendly. They are also very temperamental, attentive, alert, protective, brave, self-assured, independent, and unconditionally loyal towards its handler and family.

Breed Group:

Herding dog breed (AKC).


The shoulder-height is 60 - 65cm (23.5 – 25.5 in) for dogs and 55 – 60cm (21.5 – 23.5in) for bitches.


34 – 43kg (75 – 95lb).


German shepherds gets on well with their own kind, other animals, and children provided they have been correctly socialized, but unwanted visitors are halted. 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. German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient. They are territorial by nature which means that they have no tendency to run away.


The German shepherd comes with double coat. The outer coat, which sheds all year round, is close and dense with a thick undercoat. They have three kinds of coat: coarse straight-haired, long coarse straight-haired, and wavy long-haired.  The last of these three is less desirable. The long hair coat was regarded as a genetic fault by American Kennel Club and also considered to manifest from recessive genes. The coat can be black, iron-grey, ash-colored, or can be one of these colors with regular brown or yellow-to-light-brown markings. An upper layer of black is commonest.


The hair coat of German shepherds require little grooming, but during moulting additional attention is required to comb the dead and loose hair off.


This breed is eager to learn from you, intelligent and quick to get the hang of things. Work principally with your voice. German shepherds have a tendency to be completely loyal to their handlers, obeying and willing to work for and impress them. They are believed to be easy to train owning to the fact that they understand and obey each command after five repetitions. They also demand constant contact with their owners making it advisable that they be owned by persons with enough time to devote to them.


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.

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