Dog Breeds

German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dog is a strong breed of dog and this dog is called by many other names in various countries. Those names are Alsatian (UK), Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Berger Allemand, Deutscher Sch?ferhund and Sch?ferhund. This dog has some common nick names and those are Alsatian, GSD, Deutscher Sch?ferhund, DSH, Shepherd, and Sch?ferhund. The origination of the dog is Germany. This dog is a popular breed of dog and it is a standard breed of dog. This dog is recognized as working, herding, sheepdog etc. This dog was recognized by many popular kennel clubs. Those popular kennel clubs are United kennel club, The kennel club (UK), American kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, Australian National Kennel Council and Fédération Cynologique Internationale.
This breed of dog is strong and coat of the dog is double. Usually, this dog is found of White, Black, Grey, Sable, Red & Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Black & Silver, Liver. The undercoat of the dog is thick and the outer coat of the dog is dense. The coat of the dog is found medium and long. The temperament of the dog is Watchful, Confident, Alert, Obedient, Curious, Loyal, Courageous and Intelligent. The height and weight of the German Shepherd Dog are different based on the sex. The height of the male German Shepherd Dog is from 24 to 26 inches and height of the female German Shepherd Dog is from 22 to24 inches. The weight of the male German Shepherd Dog is from 66 to 88 pounds and weight of the female German Shepherd Dog is from 49 to 71 pounds.
This breed of dog is strong but some common health problem like elbow dysplasia, arthritis, Degenerative myelopathy, Von Willebrand disease and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency can infect the dog. The owner should give the dog proper treatment.

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