German Shepherd Dog Dog Breed Information
German Shepherd Dog Coat
The German Shepherd is a double coat breed. The outer coat is harsh, straight, and thick. The under coat is dense and soft. The coat comes in a variety of colors such as black and tan, black and cream, black and silver, solid black, and sable. The German Shepherd comes in three varieties: rough coat, long hair, and long rough coat. This breed is a continuous shedder with seasonal heavy shedding.
German Shepherd Dog Character
The German Shepherd is a breed of classic beauty and possesses superior intelligence. They are highly adaptable, energetic, curious, strong, and dependable. This breed displays a magnificent appearance and is extremely agile with great stamina and endurance.
German Shepherd Dog Temperament
A member of the herding group, the German Shepherd is fearless, bold, hard working, and alert. They are esteemed for their loyalty, deep devotion, and courage. This breed thrives on human interaction from their family and does not like to be left alone for extended periods of time. German Shepherds are exceptionally wary of strangers. They will most generally get along with other household pets they have been raised with. This breed will attempt to perform the task of herding on anything and everything that moves. The German Shepherd is not recommended for the novice, apathetic, or sedentary owner.
German Shepherd Dog Care
This breed requires daily brushing to minimize loose hair. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to preserve the integrity of the coat. German Shepherds are prone to such health issues as blood disorders, elbow and hip dysplasia, epilepsy, flea allergies, digestive problems, and chronic eczema.
German Shepherd Dog Activity
This breed is happiest when given a job to do. They require strenuous exercise and enjoy securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and a large safely fenced area to romp and run freely in. The German Shepherd will do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, stimulation, and attention.
German Shepherd Dog Health and Life Expectancy
The life expectancy of the German Shepherd Dog is around 12 years, and there are a number of health problems that are associated with this breed. This includes spinal problems, bloat and torsion, HD and elbow dysplasia, OCD, epilepsy, pancreas problems, and eye problems. The parents of the German Shepherd Dog puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.
Latest German Shepherd Dog Dogs for adoption
Alba - Female German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian)
Adoption adoption fee
Meet our beautiful German Shepherd cross, Alba! She is looking for a home with a maximum of 2 adults only due to anxieties around new people. Please be prepared for a long settling in period. Alba wou
ROSIE - German Shepherd
£135 adoption fee
I HAVE A RESERVERosie is a stunning girl with a cheeky personality. This clever girl would be best suited to an experienced owner, familiar with large breed dogs and willing to put in the required tim
FLINT - German Shepherd
- Colwyn Bay
£135 adoption fee
*Please note that under Covid 19 restrictions we are only able to rehome animals to within one hour of the animal centre*Flint is looking for a family who have experience with large dogs, preferably G
DUKE - German Shepherd
£135 adoption fee
This stunning boy is Duke. He came into our care after he was transferred to us from another branch. He is very affectionate, loves people and can be a bit of an attention seeker at times. This larger
Tucker - Male GSD Cross ( German Shepherd / Alsatian)
£150 adoption fee
Tucker can be very worried when meeting new people and so would benefit from a quiet adult only home. He will need a person who is able to visit the centre multiple times to help build a relationship