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German Shepherd

Your personal body guard!

Country of Origin: Germany

Dog Group: Pastoral

Origin of Name: Captian Max von Stephanitz registered a breed in German “Deutsche Schaferhunde,” which was translated in English and called “German Shepherd Dog.” This breed was used to oversee cattle and sheep and keep them in check while herding.

Shedding

A bit high

Monthly keeping cost

Premium
Rs. 6,000
Standard
Rs. 3,000

Size

Large

Tendency to Bark:

Average

Breed Info

Life Span -11 to 12 years

Availability - Easy to get

German shepherd or Alsatian is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They are highly agile and very good looking. GSDs are highly intelligent dog breed and are mostly recruited in the police and armed forces.

Max von Stephanitz created this royal dog in 1889 in Germany. The idea behind creating this type of dog is have a working dog that was intelligent, strong, loyal and protective. These instincts made GSD one of the most popular dog breed in the world.

A common myth among people is that GSDs are bred from wolves, but that is not correct. These are a soft hearted breed who are so loyal that they will die protecting their family member or owners. They consider their human companion as their family and will do anything for them. This makes them perfect family dogs.

Due to their heightened intelligence, they can be easily trained. They can be perfect guard dogs! They have a very strong mouth grip and their scissor grip is only second to Rottweiler. They are very strong dogs; in fact they are one of the strongest dog breeds in the world right now.

Maintenance

Grooming – Medium attention required

Drooling - No

Bath - Rare

Climate Adaptability – They can adapt to various climatic conditions but they love cold weather.

Exercise Requirement- They need lots of exercise

Hair & Coat

Top Coat - Yes

Under Coat - Yes

Color - Black And Tan/Black

Coat Type - Dense

Hair Length - Medium

Hair Density - Dense

Health

German Shepherds are a healthy breed and don’t require frequent veterinarian visits. However with age they can develop joint problems such as

Hip dysplasia

Blood disorders

Epilepsy

Chronic eczema

Dysfunction

Retinal atrophy

More

Temperament
German Shepherds are amazingly loyal dogs. They are courageous, lovable and act as perfect guard dogs. They are highly intelligent and love to be engaged in various physical activities that require them to use their heightened intelligence. This makes them perfect working dogs for police and armed forces.

These dogs are highly loyal and very protective, so you may have to put up a sign like “beware of dogs” to alarm strangers. They are average barkers can this habit can be managed with proper training. They require a lot of exercise. They are very good with children and you can bet that they will keep your children safe. They are perfect jogging partners!

Training & Intelligence
They can be trained easily but proper dedication is required. They are highly intelligent, which is one of the main reasons why they are so popular with police and armed forces. They have the ability to outsmart humans as well. There basic training should include easy commands such as 'sit', 'down', 'come' and 'stay'. For working dogs training, they can be taught to identify objects by sniffing. They an exceptional sense of smell and this ability makes them highly observant of scents.

Breeding
Litter Size-5 to 8 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding - No

Procreation
They attain sexual maturity when they reach the age ranging between between 6 - 9 months. They can start breeding once they are above 2 years of age. A GSD takes around one and a half year to reach its maximum size and structure. Consult your vet for procreation purposes.

Dog Breeds Database Reference: Dogbreedinfo.com, dogtime.com, dogspot.in, akc.org.
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