German Shepherds were originally bred as herding dogs, their strength, trainability, and intelligence making them nearly perfect for the task. These qualities, along with their loyalty, have opened up a vast array of job opportunities to German Shepherds. They are popular police dogs, actually holding rank as officers after undergoing training. Other specialized training allows them to work as guards. They can also be trained to sniff bombs, drugs, and gas leaks. Further, German Shepherds are trained as search-and-rescue dogs, working at disaster scenes as part of the emergency response. They are additionally popular as service dogs, where their loyalty and strong personalities are perfect for those needing extra assistance. Overall, German Shepherds are phenomenally talented animals.
Ranked as the second-most-popular dog breed by the American Kennel Club, German Shepherds are intelligent and courageous, as well as large and strong, traits that help explain why they are popular shepherding and work dogs.
- Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
- Characteristics: One look at this German Shepherd figure and you’re sure to recognize the poise and intelligence of one of the most popular breeds. Ears attentive and head held high, it’s ready for action.
- Size and Colour: Standing 3 ¼ inches high and 3 ¾ inches long, this classic-coloured black and tan German Shepherd includes fine details about the face to increase the realism.
- The German Shepherd is part of the Best in Show collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
Size in cm: 10.3 L x 3.3 W x 8.19 H