German Shepherd Information

The German Shepherd is a breed of dog that is known for its loyalty, courage, and ability to retain training for various special services. They are not only generally used by police officers and the military as a drug and contraband detection dogs but also as a search and rescue dogs. They are also used as guide dogs for the blind and guardians. However, a large number of people buy these dogs as a family friend and protector.

Physical Characteristics:

The German Shepherd is a middle sized dog with enough weight to be helpful as a herder or a patrolman. This dog is considered as a combination of nobility, dexterity, power, and grace.

Generally, the weight of a German Shepherd dog is between 75 and 95, with males mostly larger than females. The ideal size of male dogs ranges from 24 to 26 inches at the withers, i.e. top of the shoulder blades, whereas the female dogs should be between 22 and 24 inches.

Temperament:

In order to become a good companion, a sound temperament is of great importance. Since temperament is inherited, therefore it is a direct outcome of the breeding of dog.

The German Shepherd dogs are self confident and noble. At their mature age, they should be friendly and gregarious. They may see strangers with some suspicion; however, they should not be too sharp and hostile as well as cower with fear.

When buying a German Shepherd as a family protector, many people think their dog should be very dominant, and aggressive. Keep in mind that sound German Shepherd dogs are naturally protective of their homes and families. Moreover, if there is a true need for a more serious protection, a competent dog instructor can be hired to train your German shepherd for a formal personal protection purpose.

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