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The German Shepherd (also referred to as "GSD", "German Shepherd", "Alsatian", "Deutscher Schaferhund" or even "police dog" in some countries) was bred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in an effort concerted to raise the ultimate Shepherd dog. Contrary to popular opinion, he is no more closely related to the wolf than any other breed of dog. A consortium of German breeders worked to make a brave and intelligent dog that could herd sheep and run fast with great endurance. They produced an agile and powerful dog that quickly showed its usefulness in police and guard work. During World War I, the breed name was changed to "Alsatian" ("Alsatia" is a German-speaking region of France) to protect the breed from possible anti-German sentiment. This name only lasted briefly in some countries like America, but remains to this day in others. German Shepherd dogs became the most popular breed in America after the rise of German Shepherd movie star Rin Tin Tin, who wowed audiences with amazing skills such as jumping nearly 12 feet tall. Rin Tin Tin was known to dine with tenderloin steaks prepared by a personal chef. Although no longer the number one breed in the country, the incredibly adaptable German Shepherd is today a popular guard dog, police dog, guide dog, search and rescue dog, dog drug sniffer and a pet.
The German Shepherd has a shoulder height of 56 to 66 cm (22 to 26 in) and weighs 35 to 39 kg (77 to 85 lb). He is a long, muscular dog with a black nose, strong scissors, wide erect ears, and intelligent almond-shaped eyes. German Shepherd dogs have a flat back, a low, bushy tail, muscular paws and chest, and short, round feet. They are the image of power and dignity. German Shepherd dogs with a shoulder height greater than 64 cm (25 in) and a weight greater than 41 kg (90 lb) are sometimes referred to as "King Shepherds", but this breed is not recognized as distinct by the American Kennel Club.
There are three varieties of German Shepherds: coarse and short-haired, coarse and long-haired, wavy and long-haired. Long-haired varieties may or may not have a double coat. The Prototype German Shepherd is coppery with a black back and mask, but German Shepherds come in a variety of colors, including solid black, gray, brown and yellow, tricolor (black, white and brown or red) or sand (black and red, silver or tan), plus a variety of branding designations including "pencil" (black lines on the toes) and "tar heels" (black on the back of the leg) ). German Shepherds may not be white, although in some countries this is considered a separate breed.
The German Shepherd Dog is exceptionally intelligent and unconditionally loyal, obedient, courageous and protective. He is known for his fearlessness, but he is by no means hostile or aggressive. German Shepherds are loyal and dedicated, making wonderful companions and ideal guard dogs. They are very versatile and can adapt to many different lifestyles.
German Shepherds are very territorial, making them one of the least likely breeds to flee from combat. They are not friendly towards strangers and will stop unwanted visitors. The German Shepherd gets along well with children and other animals, provided that good socialization has taken place, but does not prefer the company of other dogs.
The German Shepherd should be brushed weekly. When shedding hair, a special comb to remove dead hair may be needed. Like other large breeds, German Shepherd dogs are susceptible to elbow and hip problems. Meals should be spread throughout the day to avoid bloating. The German Shepherd has a lifespan of 10 to 14 years.
German Shepherd dogs are enthusiastic students and quickly learn new tricks. They are the most sensitive to their owner's voice. The versatility of the German Shepherd makes it suitable for a wide variety of activities, including dog sports.
German Shepherds are happiest when performing a certain type of job, such as agility, obedience, or police duties. Over-exercise when young can damage growing bones, joints, and muscles. The German Shepherd prefers a yard to play in, but can tolerate apartment life if enough exercise is provided.
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