Excelling in anything they are trained to do, German Shepherds are versatile working dogs. They are bred to herd, then were utilized in police and military service known as K9.
GSDs are very active and intelligent. They need regular exercise and thorough training and socialization. Although GSDs are reserved and athletic, they hate being left alone. They prefer indoors and where they can be close enough to guard you.
Socialization can help them become confident since they are not generally friendly. It may take some time but once they get used to it, they will be your most devoted and fearless companions.
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Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Forceful dogs are virougus; they may strain themselves wearing the leash, break obstacle courses and devour their food. If not properly trained, they are not advised around kids and the elderly without supervision.
Dog Breed Group
18 to 26 inches
34 to 43 kg
10 to 14 years
USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases German Shepherds usually encounter.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
GROOMING YOUR GERMAN SHEPHERD
With double coat and medium length hair, German Shepherds are also called as German Shedders. Although GSDs shed once or twice a year, better get used to brushing and vacuuming. They do not smell easily, so give them a bath only when necessary. Do not leave their nails untrimmed or else it will cause them pain and discomfort.