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German Shepherd Dog Breed
The German Shepherd is
currently listed as the third most popular dog breed registered with
the AKC. This dog resembles that of its ancestor, the Wolf, and was
originally bred to be the ideal hurting Shepherd and guard dog.
Upkeep And Maintenance: As far as upkeep is concerned, German Shepherds need mental and physical challenges on a daily basis. With the ability to learn new tricks and obedience lessons, this dog is extremely intelligent. Physical activity must also be a part of this dog's daily life. Long walks and running outside is ideal.
Health Information: What it comes to health issues, there are two concerns that you need to know about: CHD and elbow dysplasia. Minor health concerns which occasionally strike the German Shepherd are skin allergies, hemangiosarcoma, malignant neoplasms, cataracts, elbow dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, gastric torsion, and hot spots.
The lifespan of the average
healthy German Shepherd is anywhere between 10 and 12 years. This is
based on a dog who remains healthy and is active throughout its
lifetime. Specific health tests suggested by veterinarians for German
Shepherds are elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia.
Practice with this free online basics dog training lesson