Fascinating Facts About Lovable German Shepherds

The German Shepherd breed originated in Germany in 1899 as a herding dog known for its intelligence and athleticism.


German Shepherds served admirably as Red Cross rescue dogs, messengers, supply carriers, scouts, and sentries during World War 1 and World War 2 due to their bravery

Used in Wars

Today, German Shepherds work with law enforcement around the world as police dogs thanks to their courage, loyalty

Excellent Police K9s

German Shepherds are one of the most common breeds trained to perform entertaining tricks. Their intelligence and eagerness

Talented Performers

With proper socialization and training, German Shepherds serve as guide dogs for the blind or visually impaired. 

Great Guide Dogs

While tan and black is the most iconic, German Shepherds also come in rarer white, gray, black, liver, sable, blue, and panda color variations.

Come in Many Colors

An average adult male GSD stands 24-26 inches tall and weighs 75-95 pounds. Females stand 22-24 inches, weighing 60-70 pounds. 

Adult Females Smaller

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