German Shepherd Breed Standard

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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…

  1. The German Shepherd Breed was first recognized in 1908 although its roots can be traced back to 1899.
  2. 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.
  3. They rank in the top 3 of the most intelligent dogs, preceded only by the Border Collie and the Standard Poodle.

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