The German Shepherd also known as an Alsatian, is a breed of large-sized dog that originated in Germany.
German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899.
As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding and guarding sheep.
Because of their strength, intelligence and abilities in obedience training they are often employed in police and military roles around the world.
German Shepherds currently account for 4.6% of all dogs registered with the American Kennel Club.
Due to their loyal and protective nature, German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds.
Life span: 9 to 13 years
Temperament: Courageous, Intelligent, Loyal, Watchful, Confident, Alert.
Colors: Sable, White, Blue, Black & Silver, Liver, Grey, Black & Tan, Red & Black, Black.
Weight: Female: 25 to 33 kg, Male: 35 to 43 kg
Height: Male: 60 to 65 cm, Female: 55 to 60 cm