Interesting Facts about German Shepherds

Country/Region of Origin: Germany

Life span: 10 – 13 years

Weight: 49 – 88 pounds (22 – 40kg)

Gestation: 60 – 65 days

Health issues in German Shepherds:
  • Elbow and Hip dysplasia.
  • Von Willebrands Disease (Bleeding disorder)
  • Haemophilia A (bleeding disorder)
  • Epilepsy
  • CDRM, a disease similar to Multiple Sclerosis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (disorder of the spinal cord)
  • Bloat and gastric disorders
  • Cancers
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Anal Furunculosis

Interesting Facts on German Shepherds:
German Shepherds were originally bred to herd sheep and protect them from predators.
They are now bred to work as police dogs for sniffing out bombs and drugs.
German Shepherds make excellent guard dogs and are also used as guide dogs for the visually impaired.
The German Shepherd is the third most intelligent dog in the world. 1st is the Border Collie, 2nd is the Poodle.
They are also known as Alsatian Wolf Dogs.
As can be seen by the name, they originated From Germany in 1899 and were brought across to the USA in 1906.
Former US President John Kennedy had a German Shepherd called ‘Clipper’.
Rin Tin Tin was a famous German Shepherd that played in 26 movies.

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