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Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
German Shepherd
The area where the animal first came from
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
66cm (26in)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
43kg (95lbs)
How long the animal lives for
12 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog

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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.

Note, this article is flagged as incomplete and is scheduled to be updated.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

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