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     German Shepherd Puppies

    Just as the name depicts, the breed originated in Germany. The German Shepherd is also known as an Alsatian. This is a large sized dog dating back to 1899. It is a working dog bred initially for guarding and herding sheep. However, because of its intelligence, strength and loyalty, it is today widely used by the military and police. It is the most registered dog breed across the globe.

    Appearance

    Prior to setting off to purchase the German Shepherd puppies, it is crucial to know how the breed looks like. As aforementioned, this is a large sized dog with a height of 22 to 26 inches. It can weigh up to 40 kilograms. The most distinctive feature is the domed forehead. It also has a square shaped muzzle and black nose. The breed has a strong jaw which makes a scissor bite. The eyes, on the other hand, are brown in color and medium sized. They give a lively and intelligent look which is self assured in every aspect.  The large ears stand erect. They are parallel and open at the front. Prior to the purchase of German Shepherds in San Diego, it is important note that the breed is characterized by a long neck that rises when excited and lowered when running. The bushy tail reaches to the dog’s hock.

    You can find German Shepherd puppies San Diego in a wide range of colors. The most popular colors are black/tan and red/black. The breed usually has black masks and markings which can range from a full blanket to a classic saddle. The rarer colors include solid black or white, liver and blue.

    The breed has a double coat with the outer one being shed round the year. The accepted coat variations are long and medium. The long haired dog is, however, rare.

    Important points

    The German Shepherds were initially bred for their heightened intelligence. This is also the trait that has earned them immense popularity. Well trained breeds are considered safe even when it comes to apprehending suspects. According to the National Geographic, the bite of this breed has a force of 108 kilograms.

    Temperament

    The German Shepherds in San Diego are described to be self-assured. They are intelligent and active dogs. They have a high willingness to learn and keen to complete a purpose. They are excellent as guard dogs because of their strength, intelligent and curiosity. They have also been found to be loyal and bond perfectly with people. They also establish a special bond with one person that they take as the alpha. However, it is important to note that these dogs can turn out to be overprotective if not socialized properly. They do not relate well with strangers. Other than that, they are obedient.

    Average size

    Weight

    Male: 35 to 43 kilograms

    Female: 25 to 33 kilograms

    Height

    Male: 24 to 26 inches

    Female: 22 to 24 inches

    Life expectancy

    9.7 years

    Typical use

    The German Shepherd puppies are often purchased as pets. They can also be used in a wide range of activities such as scouting and herding. Generally, they are working dogs used in many fields including explosive detection by the military.

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