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Germshep.jpg (7709 bytes) German Shepherds are direct and fearless, eager and alert. Bold, cheerful, obedient and eager to learn. Known for their tremendous loyalty and courage. Calmly confident, but not hostile. Serious and almost human in his intelligence.
Breed: German Shepherd
Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding, protection
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Strong, muscular
Color: Black and tan, golden or gray with black
Coat Type: Course, shedding
Grooming: Weekly brushing
Height: 22-26 inches
Weight: 60-110 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Excellent
Protection: Excellent
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Good
Good With Pets: O.K.
Good With Strangers: Suspicious
Character: Cautious, suspicious
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active, strong leader
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Separation anxiety, biting, timid, aggressiveness
Physical: Hip/shoulder dysplasia, gastrointestinal problems