Dog Breeds - German shepherd

Breed :     Herding
Weight:    75-95 lbs
Height:     Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Color(s):  Most colors, other than white, are permissible.

German Shepherd Breed Information:
German Shepherd Dog also known as an Alsatian is a large sized dog breed having developed in Germany in the 19th century by Max Von Stephanitz. This breed of dogs was made for the purpose of herding and guarding of sheep. Since this breed is strong, brainy and also obedient, it is used in police and military services all around the world. It is also popular as the first breed which was used to guide blind people. Presently German shepherd is one of the most famous dogs worldwide due to its affectionate and protective nature. 

German shepherd Health and Diseases:
On an average this breed of dog lives for 10-13 years, which is the average age of most breeds of this size. However, they suffer from a number of health diseases which include:
  • Arthritis
  • Bloat
  • Blood disorders
  • Chronic eczema
  • Digestive problems
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Dwarfism
  • Ear infections
  • Epilepsy
  • Flea allergies
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Keratitis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
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