Herding group, bred in Germany
Typically 20-27 inches tall and between 50-100 pounds
This is the number #1 breed used by the police/military/search and rescue due to the extreme intelligence and versatility of the breed. It is claimed by experts that the German Shepherd has the intelligence of a 7 year old child! Shepherds have a shorter coat that does shed but requires no professional grooming. They are loyal, excellent watchdogs and extremely athletic. They swim, hike, play, and are eager to learn. They come solid black, solid white, black/tan, sable. Average lifespan is 10-14 years.