Wish to adopt a purebred GSD for a soulful company? Before you go ahead and type ‘akc german shepherd puppies for sale near me’ on Google, check out some of the basic facts about a true bred German Shepherd dog.
Often considered the finest all-purpose breeds of dogdom, German Shepherds are large, agile, muscular dogs of noble spirit and high intelligence. Despite being broad-chested and heavyweight, they move at lightning speed with great nimbleness afoot. The natural gait of German Shepherds is a free-and-easy trot, but when duty calls they can turn it up a notch or two and reach maximum distance with a great spur.
According to AKC registration stats, the German Shepherd dog is the second most popular dog breed in America. When they think of the GSD, most people think of the renowned medium-length double coat with an unmistakable black and tan color. Although the black and tan is a dominant coat color gene in the most popular show lines of the breed, there are other German Shepherd colored coats that you may not be aware of. These include black, black and cream, black and red, black and silver, gray, liver, sable, and white. The AKC states, 'pale, washed-out colors and blues or livers are serious faults. A white dog must be disqualified.'
German Shepherd owners will no doubt admit that they love their dog even more for the normally ultra-erect ears and signature head tilt. As per the rule, pedigreed German Shepherds have erect ears. The ears can go up, come back down, and go back up any number of times between the ages of about 4 weeks and 7 months of age. This is when a German Shepherd is going through teething and ‘puppy puberty’.
The German Shepherd's temperament is great, and it’s highly adaptable. On one hand, they are loyal and loving family members, while on the other, they can be aggressive towards strangers unless trained otherwise.