Growing up my Uncle John had a German Shepard named “Flip”. Even though it’s years later, our family still talks about Flip. He was a good boy who went to the Rainbow Bridge, but surely lived a great life while he was here. Flip was one of the most loyal dogs I can remember from my childhood.
We often see German Shepherds in movies and especially on the news doing their job as police dogs. What is the history of the German Shepard? Did they originate in Germany? Though I know Flip was an awesome pet, are all German Shepherds just as sweet as Flip was? Here are facts about the German Shepherd.
Yes, indeed; The German Shepard did in fact originate in Germany. Who would have guessed! (that was kind of a no-brainer, but some dogs have names whose origin doesn’t seem to be relative. German Shepherds originated in Germany in 1899. Though may seem like many moons ago, the German Shepard is considered a new breed. The the German Shepherd started out as a working dog developed originally for herding and guarding sheep. The breed was named due to its purpose of assisting the herding of sheep. Because of its strength, intelligence and stamina in obedience training, the the German Shepherd is entrusted as police dogs and are also deployed with the United states military. They are adopted as pups for training with the police and military. See! I told you they were loyal! The breed first gained international recognition at the decline of World War I after returning soldiers spoke highly of the breed. German Shepherds are highly protected when it comes to assisting a police department of branch of the military. usually the dogs will stay with the police officer they are assigned to. German Shepherds are used to sniff out bombs as well as human remains. Based on the research I did, German Shepherds are so smart they are used for a number of important tasks by law enforcement and military personnel. Not a bad to have at your side for protection, huh?
German Shepherds have a noble and domineering look, though they are sweet as pie. Typically a German Shepherd bod is slightly longer than it is tall. You don’t often find an overweight German Shepard, most of them are lean and proportioned to size. It has a slightly convex forehead, pointed ears, long muzzle. German Shepherds are usually mixed with black and brown.
Though they may look intimidating, German Shepherds are darlings. as long as they are raised with love, they with no hesitation will give you the same in return (10X)! German Shepherds are abundant, handy, eager, fearless, obedient and will protect your life! They are aware of who their master”: is and typically get along well with other dogs. German Shepherds should be raised in a home that has a back yard, or should go for walks daily if your living quarters are smaller.
Being the owner of a German Shepherds will give you a sense of confidence when it comes to feeling safe. All they need in return are walk or an good run as they do like to stay active. German Shepherds should not be left alone in the house too long, they crave interaction and involvement. Shepherds don’t need to be bathed very often, but they tend to shed in great quantities. Brush them daily, outside if possible. We salute you German Shepherds of the world and thank you for your service–and beauty!