German Shepherd Dog is intelligent, confident, and responds
well to obedience training. He is protective of family members
and reserved around strangers. He may be aggressive around
other dogs. Family members need to establish leadership over
him early on or he may not respond to commands. In addition
to being a great companion and home guard, he is a leading
police and military guard dog. He is also used in search and
rescue and as a guide dog for the blind.
Physical Features and Grooming
Male German Shepherd Dogs stand approx. 24-26 inches tall;
females are 22-24 inches. They weigh 65-100 pounds. GSDs have
coarse medium length coats and need brushing several times
a week. They shed year-round. Their coats are either black
and tan, golden tan with black-tipped hair or silver gray
with black tipped hair. His ears prick up.
German Shepherds are prone to hip dysplasia, bloat, eye and
skin conditions and paralysis.
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