The German Shepherd is a breed of large dogs, the favorite one of the families that have a large yard to play and run with them. They are also called police dogs. German Shepherd male should weigh between 66 and 88 pounds while a female in good condition should weigh between 48 and 70 pounds. Do you have a German Shepherd? Want to know more about your pet?
This dog breed is intelligent, agile and easy to train. The German Shepherds make excellent companion because they are obedient and affectionate with children who like to play for hours with them.
Breed of German shepherd began in 1899 after a cross between two sheepdogs from Central and South Germany. This dog is ideal for protection tasks of flocks against wolves. Accustomed to the demanding conditions of pastures, he developed a strong physical structure and a stable character. The German Shepherd bones are dry and powerful, making it suitable for work and fight. It is also ideal as a guard and guide.
The coat of the German Shepherd is twofold, it has an undercoat and a dense coat of fur that is thick and dark. In the back of his legs, the hair is longer.
In addition, the German Shepherd is used as a blind person’s guide. He is patient and protective, and its characteristics, with this innate intelligence make it the ideal choice to accompany people with disabilities. The eyes of the German Shepherd are medium size and have a dark color. A German shepherd who is living in the city requires a cleaning with a damp cloth, since the contamination accumulates easily, generating crusts around the eyes. It is also important to regularly clean his ears, but with extreme care not to put the dirt inside of the ear canal.
German Shepherds can live between 10 and 12 years. They need to do exercise in a regular basis in order to waste all their energy. Remember that these are working dogs. Physical activity allows them to be more balanced both psychologically and physically. Ideally, it would be nice to make trips to the beach, mountain or countryside at least 2 times per month.
They should be fed with good quality food or BARF (acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet and avoid overeating in spite of his good appetite. Do not forget to daily brush his fur!