Dog Breeds

Old German Shepherd Dog

The Old German Shepherd Dog is very string and powerful breed of dog. This dog is called by some names like Alsatian, Deutscher Schaferhund, GSD and German Shepherd. It is a muscular breed of dog and it is a standard breed of dog. Many organization and kennel clubs recognized this breed of dog. This dog is known as a herding breed of dog. This dog is recognized and registered by the American Canine Association Inc., American Canine Registry, American Kennel Club, Australian National Kennel Club, American Pet Registry, Inc., Canadian Kennel Club, Fédération Cynologique Internationale, Kennel Club of Great Britain, National Kennel Club, New Zealand Kennel Club and United Kennel Club and more. It is a very old breed of dog.
This sturdy dog is light and solid bone structure. The nose of the dog is black and different colors noses are often found in this breed. the forehead is rounded. This dog can give string strong scissors bite. After six months of the dog born, the ears may drop little. The coat of the dog is double layered. The coat is plush and longhaired. The height of the male Old German Shepherd Dog is from 24 to 26 inches and the height of the female Old German Shepherd Dog is from 22 to 24 inches. The weight of the dog is from 77 to 85 pounds.
This dog is a not a healthy breed of dog and many health problems are found in this breed. Those common problems are hip and elbow dysplasia, digestive problems, blood disorders, bloat, chronic eczema, epilepsy, keratitis, flea allergies, perianal fistulas and Von Willebrand’s disease. This dog lives for around 13 years long and it gives puppies around 6 to 10. Daily brushing and bathing are important for this breed of dog for making the attractive and healthy.

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