German Shepherd

German Shepherd Breed description: Character & Co

German Shepherd Breed description: Character & Co
German Shepherd PuppyGerman shepherd dog old
Alternate Name German Shepherd Dog, Shepherd, German Shepherd
Origin Germany
Life expectancy 9 - 13 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average to high
FCI group Sheepdogs
AKC group Herding Group
KC group Pastoral Group


  • obedient
  • intelligent
  • concentrated
  • curious
  • confidently
  • faithfully
  • vigilant


  • Watchdog
  • Herding Dog
  • Working Dog
  • Police Dog
  • Sheepdog
German shepherd puppy in the meadowGerman Shepherd Breast Harness
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