Generally considered dogdom's finest all-purpose workers, the German Shepherds are large, agile, muscular dogs of noble spirit and high intelligence.
There are many reasons why GSDs stand in the front rank of canine royalty, but breed experts say their dogs’ most important attribute is character:
…loyalty, courage, confidence, the ability to learn and retain commands for an amazing number of specialized jobs, and the willingness to put their life on the line in defense of loved ones.
Well-bred GSDs of proper training and socialization will be gentle family pets and steadfast guardians eternally devoted to their human flock.
But, says the breed’s written standard, there’s a “certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.”
If you are considering to own a german shepherd, or you’ve just become a new german shepherd owner, there are some realities you do need to fully accept.
Check out the twelve realities new german shepherd owners must accept on the next page! …and if you already are a german shepherd owner, see if you can relate!