The German shepherd is among the most
renowned dog breeds due to a variety of reasons, among which we can
name its intelligence, loyalty, and agility. German Shepherds are
great companions as well as excellent workers and offer such a versatility
that allows them to be adaptable to a wide variety of situations and
In general, German Shepherds show
a very agile, athletic and awake physical appearance. This breed is
characterized by a great muscular structure and a general appearance
of strength, agility and vivacity. According to standards, male German
Shepherds measure between 24 inches and 26 inches in height while
female German Shepherds measure between 22 and 24 inches.
German Shepherds' coats are dense
and present larger hair on their necks and on the back of their legs
than on the rest of their body. German Shepherds present a variety
of colors which usually might range between black and red, black,
black and gray, or black and light brown.
Although, as it happens with any dog
breed, their temper might vary from one German shepherd to the other,
there are some general characteristics that can be usually found at
most of them. In general, German Shepherds are very smart and loyal
animals who can be very friendly with their family as well as very
protective and defensive against danger. Germen Shepherds are known
to be very versatile, sociable, friendly, and self confident animals.
Due to the unique combination offered by their personality and physical
conditions, German Shepherds are excellent for obedience, police work,
rescue, search, and assistance to the disabled among others. In general,
they are very tolerant animals who can be a great choice for a house
with children, since when well trained they could be very friendly
with children as well as a great and loyal protection.