The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to a large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. According to the FCI, the breed’s English language name is German Shepherd Dog.

Life span: 9 – 13 years

Origin: Germany

Other names: German Shepherd Dog; Alsatian wolf dog; Berger Allemand; Deutscher Schäferhund

Common nicknames: Alsatian; DSH; GSD; Shepherd; Schäferhund

Temperament: Intelligent, Stubborn, Curious, Loyal, Alert, Obedient, Confident, Courageous, Watchful

Weight: Male: 30–40 kg, Female: 22–32 kg

Colours: Black, Sable, Black & Tan, Grey, Red & Black, Black & Silver