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German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is loyal, protective, and intelligent.
Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 75 to 95 pounds
Coat: medium-length and dense
Life span: 10 to 14 years
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
The German Shepherd Dog is one of America's most popular breeds--for good reason. He's an intelligent and capable working dog. His devotion and courage are unmatched. And he's amazingly versatile, excelling at most anything he's trained to do: guide and assistance work for the handicapped, police and military service, herding, search and rescue, drug detection, competitive obedience and, last but not least, faithful companion.
German Shepherd Dog profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
General health