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German Shepherd Dog

Group Pastoral Dogs
AKC Group AKC Herding Dogs
Temperament intelligent, responsive
Size large dog breeds
Feeding Large Feeding Dog breeds
Coat care Occasional Grooming
Activeness Active Dog Breeds
How friendly is this dog? Unsociable Dog Breeds
Watch dog Fierce Watch Dog
Training Moderately difficult to train dogs breeds

German Shepherd Dog Facts

First used for Herding sheep
Country of origins Germany
Year of origin 1800s
Colors Black/tan, gold, light grey, sable
Height (min) 23 inches (57 cm)
Height (max) 25 inches (62 cm)
Weight (min) 75 lbs (34 kg)
Weight (max) 95 lbs (43 kg)
Life expectancy (min) 12 years
Life expectancy (max) 14 years