DOG BREED DESCRIPTION:
The German Shepherd originated in Germany and is a relatively new working breed, a little more than a hundred years old. It was first exhibited at a show in 1882, although its working and herding ancestry dates further back.
German Shepherds are highly trainable, loyal and protective and are the most popular dogs in law enforcement, military and guarding. Their versatility can make them valuable additions to a family household if you have the time and energy to train and exercise them. They are loyal to their people but can be wary of strangers. They do not have the soft mouth of a hunting dog like a lab. Their courage and warm generous spirit were popularized by some of the most beloved dog movie stars, notably Rin Tin Tin and Strongheart and they are often recognized as Heroes.
German Shepherds are characterized by large and long frames, long snouts and long erect ears, black masks on the face (unless all black), with medium to long coats that shed all year long.
Personality: confident, loyal, playful, sensitive, very agile
Kid Friendly (1-5): 4
Activity Level (1-5): 5
Trainability (1-5): 5
Hair lengths: long
Shedding (1-5): 5
Jobs: detection, family pet, guard dog, military, policing, service dog, working
More about German Shepherd Dog Breed:
“Very energetic and exceptionally loyal!”-Jevon
“This breed is perfect for those who can’t find their remotes, lost socks or anything that is lost. The Shepherd is ready to please their owner at any given time of day. No need for any high maintenance friends, this type of best friend has a split second “I’m ready to when you are” feature. This friend will provide sloppy lovey kisses and doesn’t hold grudges. All this breed wants is your ability to share a walk, some playtime, and some doggy styled meals. You really must be ready however to enjoy my beautiful thick coat of fur which blows in the wind when you pet me.”-Rachel
For some excellent insights on the GSD breed from owner
“They’re smart and funny and incredibly loyal, but they’re not a breed for everybody. You have to keep them mentally stimulated. They don’t do well left alone at home all day. If you don’t have the time and energy to train and exercise them they can become destructive, aggressive and dangerous….” -Â For some excellent insights on the GSD breed from owner read the full post :Â https://jaxdogmom.blogspot.ca/2015/06/if-youre-on-fence-get-lab.html
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I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mary connick says
I just adopted an adult from local pound. I think I’m joining the club – after only one day.
I did get a lot of input from the people at the pound about her history & temperament. I hadn’t realized until she was brought to my attention, that I was not against a challenge – for a rewarding relationship.
I’m fortunate to be retired, and living alone, which matched her needs, as best the shelter staff could tell.
Talent Hounds says
How wonderful- seems like a good fit. All the best!!