German Shepherd – Here Are Some Details About This Breed

What should you know about German Shepherd? Check out some details below!

German Shepherd is large, agile, muscular, highly intelligent, and loyal dogs and here are some more details about this dog breed.

German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds in the Philippines. This breed is in the herding breed group which means owners must expect that they are highly energetic and they would love to have a regular exercise.

They are loved for their confidence, loyalty, and bravery

This is the breed commonly used in the military and police for patrolling, bomb sniffing, and search and rescue. They are incredibly active dogs. Despite their brooding nature, they also make as a great family pet and wonderful companions.

German Shepherd

Photo from American Kennel Club

They have protective instincts, an affectionate nature, and boundless energy. This is among the large dog breeds.


  • they weigh ranging from 65–90 pounds
  • they are 22–26 inches tall and can live for up to 10–12 years
  • just like for every breed, socialization and consistent training at an early age is essential
  • they have double coat and sheds a lot and actually go through molting or excessive shedding for one to two times a year
  • they are prone to certain health conditions such as degenerative myelopathy, hip and elbow dysplasia, gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV), cancer, allergies, and heart disease
  • they come in various colors such as black and tan, sable (a mix of black and tan with a pattern of dark-tipped hairs), and solid black
  • they have this distinctive appearance with strong and well-muscled body, erect ears, and alert expression 
  • they are never nervous, over-aggressive, or shy

Meanwhile, the other dog breeds that are famous in the Philippines are beagles, poodles, pugs, golden retrievers, Siberian huskies, shih tzus, chihuahuas, German shepherds, Dobermans, and labrador retrievers.

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