The German Shepherd Dog is categorized by the AKC as a member of the Herding Group. The male shepherd typically weighs 80-100 pounds and the female may range from 65-85 pounds. The average life span of a German Shepherd is 12-14 years.
The color range for the shepherd includes: black and tan, black and cream, black and silver, black and red, sable, black, and white. If you are considering having a German Shepherd as a member of your family, you should be aware that they are heavy shedders and regular grooming is recommended.
German Shepherds are intelligent, energetic dogs who are most content when they have a lot of exercise as an outlet for their energy. When you adopt a dog from us, we highly recommend obedience training. Obedience is an activity that you and your new companion can do together, and it provides a common ground for communication.
For the last century, German Shepherds have been consistently popular. Unfortunately, that popularity has sometimes led to indiscriminate breeding and in turn led to the exacerbation of some health issues. Health problems that can occur in shepherds include: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and epilepsy, among others.
Please visit the links below to learn more about this wonderful breed. We want you to make an informed decision before bringing your new family member home.