The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. It ranks as the 2nd most popular dog in the US. It is sometimes still referred to as an Alsatian dog or the Alsatian wolf dog, in the United Kingdom, although The Kennel Club (UK) reverted back to using its original name in 1977.
While German Shepherd have been around for a while, this breed’s traits weren’t formally standardized until the 1890’s. German Shepherds are recognized as a distinct breed developed for working, herding and military work.
This German Shepherd breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1908. Continue browsing to see all our German Shepherd puppies for sale.
German Shepherd for Sale Puppies
The German Shepherd is known for his intelligence and desire to learn a wide variety of commands and tasks. This working dog is happiest if he is assigned a job. German Shepherd puppies for sale are eager to please their owners and are very loyal to their masters.
This breed is known for being large, fearless, and alert, making them an extraordinary watch and guard dog. Because of protective instincts, German Shepherds can be territorial and aggressive to people and animals that they perceive as threats to their masters. This means that German Shepherds must be trained and socialized in ways that help them curb or control protective instincts.
German Shepherds are usually relaxed and playful with their family, but these active, athletic dogs need lots of vigorous exercise to keep them calm and centered. Our German Shepherd for sale puppies are all bred in family settings to ensure early socialization and good temperament.
German Shepherd puppies for sale
The German Shepherds’ life expectancy is about 9 to 13 years.
As with many in-bred large dog breeds, in the attempt to reach perfection there can be congenital health consequences. The German Shepherd has its fair share of health issues. The most common health conditions for German Shepherds include:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Ear Infections
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Von Willebrand Disease
German Shepherd Puppy for Sale
The German Shepherd has the appearance of high physical capacity and mental alertness. German Shepherds are strong, agile, well-muscled dogs that are longer than they are tall. They have a loping stride that easily covers ground to satisfy working demands. They have a long muzzle, square head and erect, pointed ears. Their back and hind legs are slightly angled and they have long, bushy tails.
German Shepherds usually have a black and tan coat in strong, rich colors. Other coat varieties can include solid black or solid sable, hues of red, and a number of combinations. They commonly have black masks on their muzzles and a black saddle patch over their backs. White German Shepherds are disqualified from participating in AKC showings, though this color is becoming more popular.
See our German Shepherd for sale puppies to find your perfect German Shepherd puppy for sale today.
German Shepherd for Sale