They can be traced back to their German roots toward the end of the 1800s. They were originally bred and developed as working dogs who could herd and guard sheep.
Care and Health
A good brushing per week will probably do the job and bathing is recommended every few months with a mild shampoo. Too much bathing can strip the coat of their natural oils. Check their ears for debris and pests daily and clean them as recommended by your vet. While most are generally healthy, some may be prone to a few issues such as hip and elbow dysplasia and digestive issues (bloat and diarrhea).
The German Shepherd has a reputation for aggression; much of this is undeserved. He is highly alert and is reserved around strangers, so he makes for a great watchdog. It takes a while for him to make friends, but once he does, he is immensely loyal
Companionship and watchdogs
Friendly, loyal, intelligent, even-tempered.
Size large, medium Fur,
sheds a lot,