The German Shepherd is a breed of large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899.
German Shepherds are highly active dogs and described in breed standards as self-assured. 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. They can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialized correctly. German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient.
Between 55 and 66 cm / Between 29.5 and 36.5 kg.
German Shepherds sport a double coat. The outer coat, which sheds all year-round, is close and dense with a thick undercoat.
Variety of colors, the most common of which are tan/black and red/black. Most color varieties have black masks and black body markings which can range from a classic “saddle” to an over-all “blanket.”
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)