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German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed’s officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed was once known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland

Life span: 9 – 13 years

Temperament: Curious, Loyal, Alert, Obedient, Confident, Intelligent, Watchful, Courageous

Weight: Male: 30–40 kg, Female: 22–32 kg

Height: Male: 60–65 cm, Female: 55–60 cm

Colours: Black, Black & Tan, Red & Black, Black & Silver, Sable, Grey

Hypoallergenic: No

Origin: Germany

Health concerns: hip and elbow dysplasia, blood disorders, digestive problems (probably due to nerves), epilepsy, chronic eczema, keratitis (inflammation of the cornea), dwarfism and flea allergies

Did you know: German Shepherd is the second-most popular dog breed by registrations (129,186) worldwide