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They are intelligent working dogs with devotion and courage that is unmatched.

  • Origin:

    Germany

  • Average size:

    Medium to Large

  • Weight Range:

    Male: 30 - 40 kg

    Female: 22 - 32 kg

    Height Range:

    Male: 60–65 cm

    Female: 55–60 cm

  • Lifespan:

    9 - 13 years

    Bred For:

    They were bred as working dogs to herd sheep.

  • Characteristics:

    They are obedient, intelligent, loyal and always alert.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    They are great companions for children and can get along with other pets if trained from puppyhood.

  • Health Risks:

    Hip dysplasia, perianal fistula, degenerative myelopathy, pancreatitis, urinary tract lifections, progressive retinal atrophy, cancer.

    Grooming Requirements:

    Brushing two to three times a week.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    They require two hours of exercise every day.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    They require a high-quality protein-rich diet.