German Shepherds are known as one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They are known for their appearance, intelligence, and skill. But there are few facts about German shepherd dogs that you might not know.
Interesting Facts about German Shepherds!
#Fact 1: Father of German Shepherd Dog (GSD) breed
Max von Stephanitz is known as the father of the GSD breed. He bred old German farm dogs and herding dogs to create the first German shepherds in 1899.
There are few breeds in the world whose origin name includes the word “Dog” and German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is one of them.
#Fact 2: 2nd Most popular dog in the US
German shepherd dogs are hugely popular. They are the second-most registered dog breed in the United States of America. The German shepherd is popular for its versatile nature.
They are a great family companion and perfect guard dogs, police canine dogs, military and service dogs.
#Fact 3: 3rd Most intelligent dog breed
GSD’s are incredibly smart and intelligent dog breeds. They easily learn new things. Out of 100 popular dog breeds, studies have shown that German Shepherds are the 3rd most intelligent dog breed in the world.
#Fact 4: Unusual color shades
German shepherds come in different color shades such as black and tan, sable, black, or white. Some of the GSDs have very unusual coloring. They are known as “Panda Shepherds.”
#Fact 5: High shedders
German Shepherds shed all over the year. They have a double coat which keeps them weatherproof. They shed their topcoat all year round and ‘blow’ their undercoats twice a year once in autumn and again in spring.
#Fact 6: Bite force
A German shepherd’s bite has 238 pounds of force and a human’s bite has just 86!
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