German Shepherds- The One Man Breed

German Shepherds Dogs (GSD) are one of the most loved breeds of the world. It is the 2nd most popular breed in the world after Labradors. Other names for German Shepherds are Alsatian Wolf Dog, Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund

GSD are the 3rd most intelligent breed in the world.

 

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

  • Height- Male 60-65 centimeters; Female 55-60 centimeters
  • Weight- Male 30-40 Kilogram; Female 22-32 Kilograms
  • Colors- Black, White, Black and Tan, Red and Black, Black and Silver, Sable, Grey
  • Biting Force- 238 Pound Per Square Inch
  • GSD can stand as high as 26 inches

 

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PERSONALITY TRAITS

German Shepherds are fierce but very friendly dogs, known for their loyalty. They are also called “ONE MAN BREED”, because of their serious loyalty and fidelity especially towards its owner and main caretaker.

GSD have are calm but confident which may make them look shy and lazy, but when needed, they are instantly ready to protect, play and perform task.

Given below are some of the key personality traits of GSD that make them an apple of the eye of the dog lovers.

  • Obedient
  • Curious
  • Loyal
  • Alert
  • Confident
  • Intelligent
  • Watchful
  • Courageous
  • Hardworking
  • Handsome
  • Protective

GSD are most popular work dogs and are often used as- police dogs, service dogs, agility dogs, therapy dogs. Because of their high energy and work ethics and intelligence at times they crave challenges. But when bored or neglected German Shepherd Dog may chew off you furniture and shoes, digging up flowers and other mischief.

GSD for FAMILY

GSDs are best suited for families which are energetic, active, disciplinarians and A-type. GSD respects a firm but loving touch. They do not respond to negativity or anger.GSD has double coats, but upper coat tend to shed in great quantities. Brush them daily, outside if possible. They can handle apartment living quite well but need daily walks and, if possible, vigorous exercise to stay active.

HEALTH PROBLEMS

Some common health problems include hip and elbow dysplasia, skin allergies and pancreas deficiencies. They normally live up to 12 years.

 

 

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