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All About the German Shepherd  

A German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. This dog breed is a fierce protector but friendly within a loving family. They are calm and are confident in nature. They have a proportioned and commanding look. They also have muscular shoulders and legs with solid back legs and a bushy tail.

These dogs are intelligent, loyal and hardworking and are one of the most popular serving police dogs globally. The bite of a German Shepherd has a force of 238 pounds.

 

Quick Facts: –

  • The German Shepherd is the 2nd most popular registered dog in the United States. 
  • Max von Stephanitz is a dog breeder who is considered to be the father of the German Shepherd breed
  • When well trained they obey the first given command ninety five percent of the time.
  • The dog breed is from Germany. These were working dogs in Germany acting as sheep herders from the late 1800’s.
  • The average lifespan of these dogs ranges from 10 to 13 years.
  • They shed hair very frequently so their coat needs to be combed every day.
  • They get along with children very well and also with other pets if both are raised together.
  • These dogs really love to play and are extremely active.
  • They are naturally curious in nature and this is the reason why they are perfect for search missions.
  • A female German Shepherd has a litter size ranging somewhere from 6 to 10 puppies.

 

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