Breed Type: Herding
Weight: 75 to 95 lbs
Height: 24 to 26 inches for Males, 22 to 24 inches for Females
Coat type: Usually has long coarse hair on coat that can be
either straight or wavy.
Color: German Shepherds are usually available in black, gray
with regular brown markings or yellow to light brown markings. It is not
advisable to buy white German Shepherd.
Nature: Noble in appearance, character and purpose, a German
Shepherd is courageous, brave and has keen senses. These dogs are
capable of warm companionship and are active and dignified. They
befriend children once they get to know them and are intelligent,
unconditionally loyal, obedient and protective and hardly ever run away.
They do not allow intruders in their homes and can get along with other
family pets and animals, if proper socialization takes place. Sensitive
to voice and intelligent enough to understand things quickly, German
Shepherds are eager pupils.
Grooming: Grooming with a special comb is required during
shedding to remove dead and loose hair.
Exercise: German Shepherds like to work and undergo agility,
obedience and police trials and training. They like to go on fishing,
swimming and hiking trips with their owners. However, they need enough
rest when young to all for the proper development and growth of bones,
joints and muscles.