Generally considered dogdom's finest all-purpose workers, German Shepherd Dogs are large, agile, muscular dogs of noble spirit and high intelligence. For such deep-chested, solid dogs, they move quickly with great nimbleness afoot. The German Shepherd's natural gait is a free-and-easy trot, but when duty calls they can turn it up a notch or two and reach great speeds. Standing as high as 26 inches at the shoulder and built like a brick doghouse, the German Shepherd Dog when viewed in outline presents a picture of smooth, graceful curves rather than angles.
Personality: Smart, confident, courageous, and steady; a true dog lover's dog
Energy Level: Very Active; These big guys were born to work; they require regular mental and physical exercise
THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG DOES NOT GIVE AFFECTION LIGHTLY AND IS KNOWN FOR HIS DIGNITY AND STATURE; IT IS ALSO KNOWN AS A "ONE-MAN" BREED FOR ITS TENDENCY TO DISPLAY SERIOUS LOYALTY AND FIDELITY, ESPECIALLY TO ITS OWNER OR MAIN CARETAKER.