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German shepherd

History

The German Shepherd is a relatively young breed, developed in Germany at the end of the 19th century. The breed standard was set by Captain Max von Stephanitz, who wanted to create the German Shepherd as the ultimate working dog. Crossing several local sheepdogs created a new breed with excellent working qualities, such as intelligence, obedience, strength and speed. The breed quickly became popular with police and military units due to their excellent ability to serve as a guard dog, search and rescue dog and even a war dog.

Character

German Shepherds are known for their intelligence, loyalty and protective nature. They are excellent working dogs and can often be found in police and military units. They have a high level of energy and need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation to feel good. German Shepherds are also very protective of their family and can sometimes be a little reserved around strangers. It is important to properly socialize a German Shepherd at a young age so that they can get used to different situations and people.

Health

In general, the German Shepherd is a healthy breed, but as with all breeds there are some health issues to be aware of. A common problem in German Shepherds is hip dysplasia, a hereditary condition in which the hip joints are not well developed. This can lead to pain and stiffness and can even lead to arthritis. In addition, German Shepherds can also be predisposed to stomach tilt, where the stomach can tilt and cause serious health problems. Be sure to have your German Shepherd checked regularly by a vet to catch any health issues early.

Care

German Shepherds have a thick coat that needs regular brushing to prevent tangles and to keep the coat in good condition. It's also important to trim their nails regularly and keep their ears clean to prevent infections. German Shepherds need lots of exercise and daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. It is also important to give them mental stimulation, through training and games , to prevent them from becoming bored and engaging in unwanted behaviors. Because German Shepherds are also prone to joint problems, it's important to restrict their exercise during their growth and development phase.

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