German Shepherd Dog is medium sized, slightly longer than tall, strong and well muscled, bone is dry, the whole dog presenting a picture of firmness. German Shepherd should appear poised, calm, self confident, absolutely at ease, and (except when agitated) good natured, but also attentive and willing to serve. He must have courage, fighting drive, and hardness in order to serve as companion, watchdog, protection dog, service dog, and herding dog. German Shepherd looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or soft living. The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility – difficult to define, but unmistakable when present.
German Shepherd Dog today is a true working dog: protective, loyal, and highly intelligent. The most popular breed for military and police service, they are also often chosen for search-and-rescue work, as well as a guide and hearing assistance dog. Bred specifically to work with humans, the breed is easy to train, and will learn commands at record speed.
German Shepherd will tightly bond with your family, and protect his home and children. Expect the barking that might go along with his natural watch dog and guard dog instincts.
German Shepherd is medium size, slightly stretched, stong, dry and well muscled, with strong bones, whilst the whole body must appear compact. The German Shepherd has ears which are middle sized, firm textured, broad at the base, set high on the skull, are carried erect (almost parallel and not pulled inwards), taper to a point and open towards the front. German Shepherd’s tend to live to around 12 – 14 years of age and even more in some case.
German Shepherd’s love to swim however some just don’t like the smelly foamy baths they have to endure. German Shepherd’s are no different to any other dog as far as grooming is concerned. They would just love a 5 min brush everyday and once a week when moulting a half hour strip session is advised.