1. History of the German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd is one of the most intelligent and best dog breeds around. This Beautiful all-around sound dog was created by Captain Max Emil Friedrich Von. In 1899 a new formal breed was established by the Society for the German Shepherd and was the first president of the Verein Fur Deutsche Schaferhunde. This breed was used for herding and protecting sheep in Germany and was bred solely for their working ability, with little effort to standardize a particular appearance, eliminate genetic defects or to create a defined breed of dog. He’s objected was to create a herding dog to protect his family and help him with his job. Today this breed in Germany and Europe must earn a Schutzhund I title or certificate in herding in order to be used for breeding.
2. Brains of the German Shepherd
Curl your fingers into a fist, this is about the size of a German shepherd’s brain. These small brains come with a big punch, ranking the 3rd most intelligent dog breed by Stanley Coren (A psychology professor, neuropsychological researcher and writer) in his book The Intelligence of Dogs. Every breed evaluated 100 times leading to the German shepherd beat by only the Poodle which came in second and the Border collie ranked for the number one dog for intelligence.
The German shepherd understood new commands with fewer than 5 repetitions and obeyed the first command 95% of the time they were classed in the brightest dogs of his book.
3. Heart of the German Shepherd
As an owner of German shepherds all my life I can vouch for their loyalty. These dogs will never leave your side or your kids for that matter, you can rest assure with a shepherd
in the yard they will be under great surveillance of any threats.
After Captain Max developed this dog in 1899 its early trials were with the German Police, at no surprise the breed showed immense pledge. In 1914 the start of World War I the German shepherd was introduced to the German Military as messengers, ammunition carriers, and assisted the soldiers in battle.
Today these dogs are seen in all branches of military, fire and rescue and police.
Colors of coat
- Black and Tan
- Black and Red
- Black and Silver
Hair type of coat
- Single Coat
- Double Coat
6. Best In Show
Winning the Westminster Dog Show in 2017, 5-year-old Rumor AKA Rumor has it, was only the second in her breed in history to win best in show out of 202 eligible breeds makes the German Shepherd one of the all-around best breeds. excelling at most anything he’s trained to do: competitive obedience and, last but not least, faithful companion.
The Westminster dog show is one of America’s oldest organizations that is dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. It was established in 1877, and today is held every year at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.