The German Shepherd is a police dog and military dog that originated in Germany. The breed is a versatile working and service dog.
Appearance & Grooming
The German Shepherd is a large dog with a muscular body. The breed has a medium-long double coat in tan, red, black, gray, silver, reddish-brown, brown, and yellow. The German Shepherd Dog sheds regularly and requires weekly brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The German Shepherd is courageous, aloof, calm, loyal, and confident. They tend to play well with children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with other dogs.
The German Shepherd has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the German Shepherd Dog should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and avoid foods containing cooked bones and high fat contents.
The German Shepherd is a very smart dog and can learn quickly. A combination of verbal praises and rewards with consistency is recommended. Early socialization and obedience training are also recommended.