Odds are your mind immediately goes to a black and tan dog with pointy ears that’s usually cloaked in police gear!
While we would have to agree that that’s a common correlation since the breed is synonymous with the police force and the military, German Shepherds are more than just their job title as a protector!
In this blog post, we’re going to take a deeper dive and give you a full rundown on this breed so that you can determine whether or not a German Shepherd is the right dog for you and your family.
We’ll round out this blog post with five extra fun facts that you might not have known about the German Shepherd.
If this sounds like information you want to know, keep reading!
First and foremost, the German Shepherd, also known as the Alsatian in parts of Europe is among the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States and understandably so. This breed exudes a high-caliber of intelligence, courage, and dedication that are virtually unrivaled by other dog breeds.
These characteristics make this breed versatile in that they can be integral members of the police force and military while at the same time, being the perfect addition to a family.
But, while a German Shepherd might be the missing puzzle piece in some homes, it’s not for others so it’s important to understand that this breed isn’t for everyone.
German Shepherd dogs have a lot of energy which is due in part to the fact that they were originally bred to be herding dogs. This means that this dog requires a lot of activity and exercise to tire out. If you’re not one for extended periods of exercise or feel like you can’t devote an adequate amount of time to play with your dog, the German Shepherd might not be for you because this breed will express boredom in ways that you won’t like such as barking and chewing.
Whether or not a German Shepherd is the right breed for you, it’s always interesting to learn something new! With that being said, we’re going to round out this post with some fun facts about the German Shepherd that you can share with your fellow dog lovers or even at an upcoming cocktail party.