Home / Articles / 13 Astonishing Facts About German Shepherds That Will Leave You In Awe

13 Astonishing Facts About German Shepherds That Will Leave You In Awe

If you own a German Shepherd, are thinking about getting one or just want to marvel at one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, these 13 facts will blow your mind…

Out of 100 popular dog breeds, studies have shown that German Shepherds are the 3rd most intelligent

GDS 1-min

They are hugely popular. In fact, the 2nd most popular in the USA behind only the labrador!

GSD 2-min

 

A German Shepherd’s bite has 238 pounds of force — a human’s bite has just 86!

GSD 3-min

They are incredibly smart and learn simple tasks after only five repetitions. They obey the first given command 95% of the time.

GSD 4-min

When formal guide dog training began in Switzerland in the 1920s, all of the dogs trained were German Shepherds.

GSD 5-min

The breed was standardized in Germany in the mid-1800s, where they were working as sheep-herders and protecting them from predators.

GSD 6-min

The average life expectancy of a German Shepherd is 10.95 years.

GSD 7-min

Some amazing German Shepherds have very unusual colouring. They are known as “Panda Shepherds!

GSD 8-min

They are also commonly known as ‘Alsations’. This is because the ‘German’ element was dropped in Europe after World War 1 due to the poor perception of the country at the time.

GSD 9-min

 

‘Strongheart’ is one of only two German Shepherd dogs to grace the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star. Strongheart was something of a celebrity, appearing in a variety of black-and-white films in the 1920’s.

GSD 10-min

 

A German Shepherd named Capitan ran away from home after the death of his parent, Argentinian Miguel Guzman, in 2006. A week later, Mr Guzman’s family went to pay their respects and found the heartbroken pet sitting by his father’s grave, wailing. He has stayed there for 6 years.

GSD 11-min

 

They have a double coat. The outer coat sheds all year around.

GSD 12-min

 

This German Shepherd video reveals some more crazy facts about these amazing creatures!

Source: http://www.holidogtimes.com

Check Also

My best friend need to know

My best friend I think we are bunch of greedy losers. Instead of spreading greatness …

THE EVOLUTION OF A DOG TRAINER

To the good dog trainer, you need to be able to read your dog – …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close