This breed of dog is one of the most versatile breeds. We commonly see them being used as police dogs, sniffer dogs detecting narcotics or bombs, guard dogs, show dogs, herding, even guide dogs and off course as pets. This is due to their instincts and amazing intelligence.
I’ve personally always loved this breed. Its intelligence makes it a very easy breed to train and a very loyal family member. If you have a German Shepherd or considering getting one, there are some factors your may be interested to consider.
German Shepherd Traits
They make great watch dogs and guard dogs
Once they have a mission, they are set on achieving it making them an amazing working dog
Very devoted and faithful
Not very friendly towards other dogs or strangers however very protective of their family
Good with children in their family
Very easy to train
Above average tolerance to hot and cold temperatures making them adaptable in most climates.
If you’re considering this breed, be prepared to get fit. They do need regular exercise and mental stimulation to remain happy and can get bored quite easily if not regularly stimulated. This generally applies to all working dog breeds.
They require average grooming, brushing their coat once or twice a week is required and they do shed quite a bit.
Overall, as a trainer, I admit I do love this breed mainly because they’re so smart. They do make a trainers job quit easy and due to their hard working nature, can be very useful.
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