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German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog originated in Germany in 1899. Initially bred as a herding dog, the Shepherd has since become the world’s leading police, guard, and military working dog.
The German Shepherd Dog originated in Germany in 1899. Initially bred as a herding dog, the Shepherd has since become the world’s leading police, guard, and military working dog. The German Shepherd has consistently been one of the most popular breeds in the United States since the early 1920s with a rise in fame then attributed to canine film stars Rin-Tin-Tin and Strongheart. GSDs are favored working dogs because of their strength, intelligence, versatility, and obedient natures. The German Shepherd is unmatched in her devotion and courage. She is eager to serve a greater cause with her human companions. The German Shepherd is a generally healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12-13 years.