German shepherd

The German shepherd (German: Deutscher Schäferhund, German pronunciation: [ʃɛːfɐˌhʊnt]) is a breed of medium to large size dog work that originated in Germany. name officially recognized the breed is German shepherd dog in English language, sometimes abbreviated as GSD and was formerly known as the Alsatian in Britain. [5] The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with its origin dating from 1899. as part of the Herding Group, German shepherds are dogs originally developed for working sheep farming. Since then, however, because of its strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including disability, search and rescue assistance, police and military, and even acting functions. [6] The German Shepherd is the second most popular breed of dog in the United States [7] and the fourth most popular in the UK. [8]

German Shepherds are medium to large dogs. The standard height of the race at the withers is 60-65 cm (24-26 inches) in males and 55-60 cm (22-24 inches) for women. [1] [9] [10] The pattern weight is 30-40 kilograms (66-88 pounds) for males and 22-32 kilograms (49-71 pounds) for women. [1] they have a domed forehead, a long square snout cut and a black nose. Jaws strong, with a scissor bite. The eyes are medium sized and brown with a lively, intelligent and confident look. The ears are large and stand, open at the front and parallel, but they often are pulled back during movement. They have a long neck, which is raised when excited and lowered when moving at a rapid pace. The tail is bushy and reaches to the hock. [9]

German Shepherds have a layer of two layers that is close and dense with a thick layer. The coat is accepted in two variants; medium and long term. The longhair gene is recessive, so the rarest variety of long hair. Treating long hair variation differs across standards; which they are accepted but did not compete with standard coated dogs Breeders Associations Germany and the UK, while dogs can compete with coated standard, but is considered a fault in the American Kennel Club. [9] [11] [12] The FCI accepted the long-haired guy in 2010, listing the variety b-while short hair type is shown as the variety. [13]

Usually, German Shepherds are black or tan / or red / black. Most color varieties have black masks and black body markings which can range from a “saddle” a classic over-all “blanket”. Color variations include rare sable, pure black, pure white, liver and blue varieties. The varieties totally in black and sable are acceptable according to most standards; However, the blue and liver are considered serious offenses, and all white is grounds for immediate disqualification to show in conformation in all races and special events. [eleven]