Never before has there been a dog as popular as the German Shepherd, and any proud owner will gladly tell you that there probably never will be, ever again. Shepherds, as they are lovingly called by fans of the breed, are fiercely loyal and so they make excellent police and protection dogs. The line was developed in the late 1800s and a captain in the German cavalry, Max von Stephanitz has been credited with the development of this line.
At WKD we are proud of each and every German Shepherd that we train and home, and even though these worker dogs do well in all aspects of police and rescue work, they are also known to be good family and particularly excellent personal protection dogs.
Temperament of a German Shepherd Dog
There is often some controversy over whether or not a Shepherd is authentic because their looks can be quite dissimilar. Although there are a wide range of physical characteristics that have been bred into the line, there is one thing that most trainers and breeders will agree on and that is the temperament of a true German Shepherd Dog however is must be considered that every Dog is an individual just like a human.
That being said, the German Shepherd is said to be one of the most trainable of dogs and we at WKD have had the pleasure of working with a great many of the best examples of this amazing breed. Many people are drawn to dogs described as intelligent but never forget that intelligence, if not correctly matched can be used against you in the form of behavioural issues. We train all of our dogs to a certain standard and if their temperament isn’t true to form and the dog doesn’t train as we require, we will not place him under any circumstances. Shepherds can be quite fearsome to look at because of their stature and lineage as herders and workers, but when properly tested and trained, they are a perfect breed for anyone who desires a personal protection dog or just a loving and friendly companion that is more obedient than almost any other breed.
German Shepherd – Exercise Needed
Considered to be in the pastoral group of dogs, German Shepherds are large dogs that do well in a large home with large grounds to ‘guard.’ As a herder, generally this breed needs plenty of daily exercise totalling at least two hours however there are always anomalies who need much less. Although you would think they need a country setting to thrive, German Shepherds do well in town or country if correctly selected in line with the new owners needs.
Breed Specific Summary on German Shepherds
As a large dog with thick, short hair, you would think these dogs would be a bit difficult to groom but in reality they are quite easy to keep looking their best. The rare dogs which pass our tests do well in obedience training and once released to their forever homes they will remain the most loyal of canine friends. They herd, play and love with all their hearts and once you’ve owned a Shepherd trained and sold by WKD, you will know why these are the most popular dogs around the globe.
If you’re looking for a German Shepherd for sale, check out our dogs for sale section or call us to discuss your specialist needs and requirements today.