German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog is hailed as the worlds leading police, guard and military dog, however, this dependable breed is more than its 9-to-5 job. Consistently one of the United States most popular breeds according toAKC Registration Statistics, the German Shepherd Dog is also a loving family companion, herder and show competitor. The breed is approachable, direct and fearless, with a strong, muscular body. History The German Shepherd Dog originated in 1899 at Karlsruhe, Germany due to the efforts of Captain Max von Stephanitz and others. Derived from the old breeds of herding and farm dogs, the first German Shepherd Dog exhibited in America was in 1907. The fame associated with Rin-Tin-Tin and Strongheart, two members of the breed whose movies played on variations of the boy and his dog theme, shot the popularity of the breed sky-high. Temperament Energetic and fun-loving, the breed is very fond of children once a relationship is established. He is a loyal family pet and a good guard dog, the ideal choice for many families. He requires regular exercise and grooming. The German Shepherd Dog is extremely intelligent. They are very easy to train with a firm hand and keep that training well.
  • Herding Group; AKC recognized in 1908.
  • Ranging in size from 22 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Herding, police work.
Environment
  • Apartment is ok.
  • Low activity indoors.
Exercise
  • Daily moderate to extended exercise.
  • May become restless without training.
Grooming
  • Daily brushing.
  • Bathe when necessary.
  • Average shedding, heavy seasonal shedding.

Do you think a German Shepherd Dog might be right for you and your family? Check our available puppies page to see all of our German Shepherd puppies for sale!

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Once approved for financing you can pay off your pet in 30 days with the same as cash option if your budget allows, or you can continue to make payments until your purchase is paid off. You can also finance part of your purchase and pay the difference with cash or credit card. Income, bank statements, state issues ID, and other documents may be required in the approval process.

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