Use this interactive tool to learn about the German Shepherd breed standard and what makes up a dog you can breed and show with. Simply click on the numbers and the relevant info will appear. You can also download a PDF with the official German Shepherd breed standard, provided by the American Kennel Club here.
Interesting facts to get you started…
- The German Shepherd Breed was first recognized in 1908 although its roots can be traced back to 1899.
- This breed is known for its intelligence, energy, courage and loyalty to its owner and human family. German Shepherds are the second most popular dog on the planet.
- They rank in the top 3 of the most intelligent dogs, preceded only by the Border Collie and the Standard Poodle.