German Shepherd

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Other names: Alsatian wolf dog; Berger Allemand
FCI Dog Group Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs). Section 1 Sheepdogs. With working trial.

The German Shepherd Dog is medium-size, slightly elongated, powerful and well-muscled, with dry bone and firm overall structure. because of their strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including disability assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles and acting. German Shepherds were bred specifically for their intelligence.

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Male: 60-65 cm Female: 55-60 cm


Male: 30-40 kg Female: 22-32 kg


From 500 to 590 g. daily




Colours are black with reddish-brown, brown and yellow to light grey markings; single-coloured black, grey with darker shading, black saddle and mask




9-13 years


Versatile working, herding and service dog.


The German Shepherd Dog must be well-balanced (with strong nerves) in terms of character, self-assured, absolutely natural and (except for a stimulated situation) good-natured as well as attentive and willing to please.



Its origins date back to the end of the 19th century, when a breeding program was started in Germany to guard and protect sheep herds against wolves. However, thanks to its strength and intelligence, the German Shepherd has become the breed of choice for all kinds of jobs, from security assistants to guard and guide dogs.

The selective breeding of the German Shepherd was started by the German army cavalry captain, Maximilian von Stephanitz, who because of this is considered the father of the breed. Later, the appearance of the Association of Friends of the German Shepherd in 1899, focused on making the crosses that would improve both the psychic and physical appearance of the animal.

Horand von Grafrath was the first dog to be registered as a German Shepherd , vigorous, with a firm character and a wolfish appearance, it became a stallion thanks to that the main characteristics of the breed were established.

The breeding of the German Shepherd focused largely on creating an ideal dog for work, balanced, intelligent and self-confident. The great ease of learning and their willingness to train can make this breed a great pet with the right dedication.

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Degenerative myelopathy and elbow and hip dysplasia. German Shepherd Dogs can experience bloat, a sudden and life-threatening swelling of the abdomen, and owners should educate themselves about its symptoms and what to do should bloat occur..

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