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The German Shepherd Dog is a large-sized breed belonging to the herding group of working dogs. Intelligent as it is versatile, this breed was originally developed in Germany to guard and herd a shepherds flocks. The German Shepherd requires an active lifestyle, and makes for an ideal companion and protector.The breeds officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is also known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.
Name German ShepherdOther Names Alsatian (UK), Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund, SchäferhundDogs For Kids And FamiliesOrigin GermanyBreed Group Herding (AKC:1908, UKC)Size Medium to LargeTemperament AlertConfidentCuriousIntelligentLoyalCourageousObedientWatchfulType PurebredLife Span 10-13 yearsHeight Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm)Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)Weight Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg)Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)Colors Black and TanBlack & SilverBlackBlack & RedLitter Size 6-10 puppiesPuppy Price Average $800 - $2000 USD