Meet The Breed: German Shepherd
german shepherd German Shepherd’s originated from Germany. Their breed is relatively new, originating in 1899. They were used as herding dogs and guard dogs for sheep. They are highly intelligent, and obedient dogs making them very popular amongst police and military services around the world. They are also very popular amongst pet owners as guard dogs. Appearance and SizeGerman Shepherds are big sized dogs averaging between 24 to 26inches in height for males and 22 to 24 inches in females. Their weight ranges from 35 to 45kgs. German shepherds can be found to with a variety of coat colours that include black; black and cream; black and red; black and tan; black and silver; gray; blue; liver; and white.Temperament/Personality German shepherds are one of the most loyal dog breeds. They are reserved with outsiders but are very forthcoming with members of the family. They are fond of children and are very protective of their owners. They are intelligent and noble dogs.GroomingGerman Shepherds have a medium double coat. They end to shed a lot of hair year round. It is recommended to brush their coat at least two to three times a week. Shepherds keep themselves quite clean, so bathe them only when necessary.HealthShepherds are generally a very healthy breed and have a lifespan of 10-14 years. But they do face similar problems like other breeds such as, elbow and hip dysplasia