History - Despite an outwar appearance slightly resembling a wolf, the German shepherd Dog is a fairly recent developed breed and, contrary to some beliefs, it is no more closely related to the wolf than any other breed of dog. The breed is the result of a conscious effort to produce the ideal shepherd, capable of herding and guarding its flocks. This is a well known police dog and was recognized by the AKC in 1931.
Temperament - Among the most intelligent of breeds, the German Shepherd is so intent on its mission. It is utterly devoted and faithful. Aloof and suspicious toward strangers, it is protective of its home and family. It can be domineering and aggressive towar other dogs , but it is usually good with other pets.
Upkeep - This breed needs daily mental and physical challenges. It enjoys a good exercise session as well as learning session. It can live outside in temperate to cool climates, but is a family oriented dog and does well as a housedog. Its coat needs brushed about two times per week.
Size - Weight is up to 95 pounds and height 26 inches.