German Shepherd Information

German Shepherd

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> “As part of the Herding Group, the German Shepherd is a working dog developed originally for herding and guarding sheep. Because of its strength, intelligence and abilities in obedience training it is often employed in police and military roles around the world” (“German Shepherds”).

> “German Shepherds are a large sized dog which generally are between 55 and 65 centimetres (22 and 26 in) at the withers and weigh between 22 and 40 kilograms (49 and 88 lb)” (“German Shepherds”).

> “They have a domed forehead, a long square-cut muzzle and a black nose. The jaws are strong, with a scissor-like bite” ” (“German Shepherds”).

> “The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. They are curious which makes them excellent guard dogs and suitable for search missions” ” (“German Shepherds”).

> Common health issues of German Shepherd’s are: hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis, and ear infections” (“German Shepherds”).

> “German Shepherds are a very popular selection for use as working dogs. They are especially well known for their police work, being used for tracking criminals, patrolling troubled areas, and detection and holding of suspects. Additionally thousands of German Shepherds have been used by the military” ” (“German Shepherds”).

Resources

“German Shepherds.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wiimedia Foundation, Inc.. 21 May 2012. Web. 18 May 2012. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Shepherd#cite_note-german-culture-1>.

“German Shepherd — The Ultimate Service Dog”. German Culture. Retrieved 15 July 2008.

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