german shepherd

Known throughout the world as the best police, guard and military dog, the German Shepherd is also very dependable and loyal. Consistently the German Shepherd is among the most popular dogs in the United States according to recent statistics. The German Shepherd Dog is also a loving companion, herder and excels in dog show competitions. The German Shepherd has a reputation for being fearless, strong and muscular, yet approachable. The most common colors for a German Shepherd are black and tan, but many colors are possible.

Thanks to the efforts of Captain Max von Stephanitz at Karlsruhe, Germany (1899), the German Shepherd we know today came into our world. The German Shepherd was derived from herding and farm dogs, and first exhibited in American in 1907. Famous Hollywood German Shepherds like Rin-Tin-Tin helped the breed's popularity soar.


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