Also known as the Alsatian dog or GSD, the German Shepherd is a highly intelligent breed that was originally bred for herding sheep. With a dedicated and trainable temperament, these talented dogs make great family pets if you have the time to invest in them.
|Coat:||Double coat, groom weekly|
|Exercise:||2+ hours a day for adult dogs|
|Life span:||9 - 14 years|
|Temperament||Loyal, intelligent, energetic|
The German Shepherd’s temperament is intelligent, loyal and energetic.
Smart and eager to please, the German Shepherd’s attentiveness and trainability has made it one of the most versatile breeds in the world.
German Shepherds have a thick coat to protect them from the elements, so they do shed and need regular grooming.
Your German Shepherd’s nutrition plan needs to include enough energy for a large, active dog and help them maintain a healthy weight.
Considering buying or rehoming a German Shepherd? Before you find a puppy or adopt a GSD, here are a few important things to remember.
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GSDs can sometimes suffer from gastrointestinal disorders and may be prone to genetic disorders like hip dysplasia. As some of these conditions are lifelong, it’s important that when choosing dog insurance that you check for any limits in your cover and understand how long conditions will be covered for.