Breeds of Dogs: German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is among the three most intelligent breeds in the world. Rightfully so, starred in several movies and TV shows. The race and is a favorite for those who want an excellent guard dog.

Family and livestock grazing, its origin is German. Breed dogs had original function as the work of a shepherd, as well as a guard dog and police dog. The average size of a male pastor is up to 66 cm, reaching 46 kg. While a female has up to 60 cm and 43 kilograms. Its ranking intelligence is in 3rd place.

The German Shepherd, although remember a wolf, is a breed fairly recent product of an effort to create a dog capable of herding and protecting his flock. Probably no other race has struggled so much to enhance a dog. Due to the creation in 1899 of the Verein fur Deutsche Scharferhunde SV, an organization dedicated to overseeing the development of not just a herding dog, but it worked and it was bold, athletic and intelligent. Therefore, the German Shepherd is a police dog more competent skills with a companion and guard dog. During the First World War, he was a war sentry.

The great popularity of the pastor came by two dog movie stars: Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin. He came to be number one in popularity in America for consecutive years. Today, the German Shepherd continues to occupy the position of one of the most versatile dogs, and great shepherd dog, police dog, war dog, guide dog, search dog and rescue, narcotics detection and explosives, show dog, dog-guard, and also pets.

His temperament is a dog totally dedicated missions, being versatile when it comes to work. Fully devoted and loyal, gets along well with other pets.

With life expectancy between 10 and 12 years old, the breed requires daily physical and mental challenges. Loves long workouts and also training classes. It is connected to the family and live peacefully as domestic dog. Its by the need to be brushed twice a week.

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