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German Shepherd Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
German Shepherd
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Germany
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
66cm (26in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
43kg (95lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
12 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Herd

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German Shepherd

German Shepherds are highly active dogs, fearless, but not hostile and often are described in breed standards as self-assured and never shy.

The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. Shepherds can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialised correctly. Due to their loyal nature Shepherds bond well with children they know. While typically approachable, Shepherds do not become immediate friends with strangers.

German Shepherds are highly obedient and not easily distracted, but due to their self-strong will must be trained by a firm hand.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 12th December 2016 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]

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