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German Shepherd

May 4, 2022

Today’s animal is the ever-popular German Shepherd, although British dog lovers call them Alsatians. This breed is the second most popular dog breed in the United States. 

German Shepherds are brilliant, brave, and loyal. Therefore, the military and the police often use them as service dogs. Also, many dog lovers take in the German Shepherd Guide because it is a protective family pet.

The German Shepherd is known for its wolf-like appearance, noble disposition, loyalty, and strength. Though they were initially reared to herd sheep and protect the flocks against danger, they make great guard dogs for the whole family. The German Shepherd is diligent.

Interesting Facts:

  • German Shepherds originated from Germany.
  • They are intelligent and have independent thinking.
  • These dogs bond deeply with their owners.
  • They excel in training because they are very obedient.
  • They require brushing at least once a week. They also need regular baths and nail trims.


  1. Donald Ascolese

    Yes indeed. I have THREE.

  2. Nathan A

    nobility personified

  3. Carl

    A sublimely wonderful companion. I was blessed with a 50 percent wolf (MacKenzie timber wolf) and shepherd. He was the most loyal companion I ever had. As we all suffer the crushing blow of having to say goodbye to such a mate, I can offer this: his spirit remains very much with me, so much so that I sometimes see him out of the corner of my eye. I believe, now, that our dogs never leave us; their spirit is with us, always.

  4. Joseph J. Krelik

    what is the first popular dog in the U.S. ?

  5. Linda

    This is a remarkable companion. I have trained a few in basic commands and find them to be very intelligent and eager to please.They are devoted to their families and patient with rambunctious children. I wish I could have half a dozen!!

  6. William Augustynski

    beautiful dog, my wife had one who died 4 years ago


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