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German Shepherd

Excellent watch and guard dog (other names: Alsatian; Deutscher Schaferhund)

German Shepherd
origin:Germany
life expectancy:12-13 years
classification:Working dog
height:55 to 65 cm
weight:35 to 40 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Easygrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The German Shepherd Dog, also known as Alsatian, was developed in Germany by Captain Max von Stephanitz in the late 1800s and early 1900s by crossing short-haired, long-haired and wire-haired shepherd dogs from Bavaria, Thurginia and Wurtemberg. Captain von Stephanitz’s intention was to breed an all-purpose working dog and the result of his attempts is a handsome, well proportioned and very strong animal that follows its instincts, rather than sight, to perform the many tasks it is trained for: herding, guard and police dog, leader of the blind, search and rescue and military service, among others.

The German Shepherd is considered one of the most intelligent and versatile breeds and is very trainable, often competing and excelling in obedience trials and tracking, obedience, agility, flyball, and ring sport competitions. This breed is often wrongly percived as inherently dangerous. An aggressive  German Shepherd is norma