German Shepherd Information

German Shepherd BreedThe second most popular dog in the United States, the German Shepherd is a true dog lover’s dog. The breed is easily recognizable by its strong, muscular body; alert, pointy ears; thick, multi-colored coat; and noble, hard-working personality.

Originating from the farm and sheep-dogs of the past, the German Shepherd gained popularity during World War I, gaining recognition for its courage, loyalty and intelligence. As a pet, this dog is great with children and other pups and does well with training. Just be sure he gets regular exercise and stimulation, and you’ll have the perfect pooch.

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Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 10in - 2ft 2in     Weight: 75-95lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 14 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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