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German Shepherd

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.

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