German Shepherd Dogs
Males are generally 24 to 26 inches tall and weigh between 65 to 85 pounds. Females are generally 22 to 24 inches tall and weigh between 50 to 70 pounds. This dog sheds hair quite regularly, so a good brushing down is essential to keep the coat smooth.
It tends to be susceptible to diseases like blood disorders, digestive problems, and eczema or allergies. Regular walking and exercising is necessary to keep up the muscular strength.
It possesses a long-term memory, which is probably why it is a good sniffer dog. It loves to be around people. Leaving it alone or in isolation for too long makes it irritable and sulky.
It is a quick learner, and early training makes it highly adaptable to its environment, establishing it as a pack leader. Although not basically aggressive, it has a tendency to bend towards its inherent herding nature. It feels the need to lead the pack, so it is important to assert your status as the boss. Always address your puppy by its name.
All breeds of German shepherds are intelligent. This dog will learn almost everything you train it in. In rare instances, if you do come across a bad-tempered or aggressive dog, bear in mind that it is due to bad training and raising. As with other dog breeds, the amount of love and affection you shower on a German shepherd will be returned to you manifold.