A loyal and dedicated companion always ready to learn something new

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.

Vital Stats

Size: Large
Coat: Double coat, groom weekly
Exercise: 2+ hours a day for adult dogs
Life span: 10+ years
Breed group: Working/Herding
Temperament Loyal, intelligent, energetic
Size large Coat long
Exercise 2+ hrs Life span 10+years

German Shepherd Temperament & Personality

The German Shepherd’s temperament is intelligent, loyal and energetic.

German Shepherd Training & Exercise

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 Shepherd Grooming

German Shepherds have a thick coat to protect them from the elements, so they do shed and need regular grooming.

German Shepherd Nutrition

Your German Shepherd’s nutrition plan needs to include enough energy for a large, active dog and help them maintain a healthy weight.

What to know before you buy or rehome a German Shepherd

Considering buying or rehoming a German Shepherd? Before you find a puppy or adopt a GSD, here are a few important things to remember.

German Shepherd insurance considerations

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.

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