German Shepherd Puppies - Breed Information

German Shepherd puppies are extremely loyal and intelligent, they can be a great choice as a family pet but they are also extremely versatile in a working environment. Over the years, German Shepherds has been used by police forces in many countries thanks to their intelligence, stamina, and the extraordinary scenting skills.

German Shepherds need lots of mental and physical exercise to be truly happy! They also need to be correctly trained.

Characteristics - German Shepherd Puppies

  • German Shepherds are highly intelligent
  • They are extremely loyal to their families
  • Very protective which makes them good watchdogs
  • They excel at many canine activities
  • They are trustworthy
German Shepherd Puppies

Appearance - German Shepherd Puppies

  • Heights: Males 60 – 65 cm, Females 55 – 60 cm
  • Average Weight: Males 30 – 40 kg, Females 22 – 32 kg
  • Common coat colours
    • Bi-colour
    • Black
    • Black & Gold
    • Black & Red
    • Black & Red Gold
    • Black & Silver
    • Black & Tan
    • Black Gold & Silver
  • German Shepherds have medium to largish size ears
  • Their eyes are almond-shaped and medium in size
  • They have well-muscled shoulders and legs
  • German Shepherds have long tails

The history

In Europe during the 1850s, attempts were being made to standardise breeds. The dogs were bred to preserve traits that assisted in their job of herding sheep and protecting flocks from predators.

In Germany this was practiced within local communities, where shepherds selected and bred dogs that they believed had the skills necessary for herding sheep, such as intelligence, speed, strength, and keen senses of smell. The results were dogs that were able to do such things, but that differed significantly, both in appearance and ability, from one locality to another.

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