German Shepherds facts


The American military prefers German Shepherds.

The US military prefers the German Shepherd breed. Because of its aggressiveness, loyalty, and intelligence, 

This unique combination of dog traits is suitable for military missions. The Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherd are the best choices after the German Shepherd.

 German Shepherds can join the army by parachute.

During World War II, the military trained German shepherds on how to parachute from airplanes-these dogs were used as anti-tank weapons, messengers, trackers, explosives detection, patrol, and search and rescue.

The German Shepherd has many colors.

In addition to its traditional brown and black, this variety also has a variety of colors, such as gray, red and black, black and silver, and black and tan. The liver-colored German Shepherd is the rarest color in this breed.

There are five breeds of German Shepherd.

Since its first breeding in Germany in 1899, the five variants of German Shepherd Dogs are: German Shepherd Saddle Coat, Black German Shepherd, Sable German Shepherd, Panda German Shepherd, and White German Shepherd.

Shepadoodle is a mixture of German Shepherd and Poodle.

Shepadoodle is a mixed breed of German Shepherd and Poodle. This breed is classified as a mildly rare breed and can be used as a companion dog or as a working dog/service dog. Shepadoodle weighs 40 to 70 pounds (31 kg).

German Shepherds wearing short coats are also called "Short-haired German Shepherds".

Compared with the medium-length haired German Shepherd, its hair is about 1 inch longer, while the typical German Shepherd is longer than 2 inches.

If properly taken care of, German Shepherds can live for more than 13 years.

Generally speaking, the life span of a German Shepherd is about 9 to 13 years. However, the longest life span of a German Shepherd is 18 years. There are many ways to improve the health of German Shepherds, such as regular veterinary care, maintaining weight, providing high-quality food, supplementing dog food, exercising, and maintaining good oral hygiene.

The ears of the German Shepherd may become loose when teething.

During the "teething stage" of German Shepherds, their ears become soft. Their floppy ears usually last for 16 to 20 weeks. By then, the cartilage in the ears will quickly become hardened and cannot obtain its unique appearance-the ears stand permanently.

The average price of a German Shepherd is US$800.

Buying a German Shepherd can be expensive. In the United States, the cost is between $500-$1,500. Its average price is US$800, so one of the main reasons for the high price is because raising German Shepherd puppies is not cheap.

German Shepherds can learn new things with as little as 5 repetitions.

The German Shepherd is easy to train. However, if training is done in the wrong way, it may be difficult to train. Although adult German shepherds can train faster than young German shepherds, the best age for training German shepherds or even any kind of dog is "as fast as possible."

The German Shepherd can run very fast.

A German Shepherd can reach nearly 50 kilometers per hour at its peak. Even though they are not the fastest dog runners, they are still impressive compared to their weight. With this in mind, the fastest dog breed is the Greyhound, which can reach a speed of 72 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, can run 43 kilometers per hour.

If they don't receive the attention of society, the German Shepherd may be too aggressive.

In order to avoid the aggressive and overprotective behaviors of German Shepherds, they should be trained in social aspects from an early age. Ideally, the German Shepherd must be accompanied by his family, while keeping in contact with other pets and neighbors in the house in accordance with the house owner’s house rules.

The German Shepherd’s bite is one of the strongest dog bites.

The bite force of the German Shepherd exceeds 1,060 Newtons or 238 lbf. In other words, what the dog bites is much heavier than its actual weight of 90 pounds. A German Shepherd’s bite can be cruel and can cause serious injuries, requiring medical care or even surgery.

German Shepherds may become positive or negative depending on their environment.

When it comes to aggression, the German Shepherd is one of the worst breeds. Moreover, they do not like strangers, which makes them good guard dogs. However, untrained German Shepherds will usually show compatibility with children.

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