Smarts, endurance, outstanding work ethic, alertness and intelligence are just a few attributes of the German Shepherd.
German Shepherds have a unique instinct to protect. This instinct combined with a level-headed temperament and a good self-esteem make them an ideal service dogs for security, police and military work.
Due to their intelligence and great temperament they are all-rounders that can be trained for any kind of work. You will often see them used as service dogs for the blind or therapy dogs for disabled children.
This breed is can make the ideal family dog when given enough stimulation and daily exercise. Walking around your neighborhood won't be enough - German Shepherds also need mental stimulation. Incorporate training sessions with each outing or train them to help you around the house so they can have a service roll within your family home.
|Life expectancy:||10-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|