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What dog does a German Shepherd make?

This child is Rogue who ended up in the council kennel before Christmas in a terrible state. With much care from the kennel, we were asked if we could take him in and find him a good home.

Rogue was microchipped but not registered! He started the vaccinations.

German Shepherd Breed Information:

The German Shepherd is a working dog breed that originated in Germany. Originally called the Alsatian Wolfdog in the UK, his name changed to the German Shepherd in 1977.

The German Shepherd is a working dog developed to herd sheep. But these days, it’s being used for many types of work, including disability assistance, search and rescue, police and military roles, and acting.

German Shepherd Temperament and Personality

The ideal German Shepherd is straightforward, fearless and confident. When he comes from parents who have good temperaments and has been socialized to become familiar with many different people, sights and sounds, he is an intelligent, easy to train, devoted, protective and fun loving dog.

The German Shepherd is naturally protective of his home and property and will always warn you of strangers or intruders, but if you welcome someone into your home, your German Shepherd will welcome them too. He will also get along with other pets, especially if he has been raised with them since childhood. German Shepherds are intelligent and quickly learn that cats are bosses!

History of German Shepherds in Police Work

German Shepherds have a long history in K-9 work. In fact, Shepherds were first bred in the early 1900s to be a working dog, including for police and military service. Breeder Max von Stephanitz, a German Army veteran, began selectively breeding GSDs for key traits including intelligence, loyalty and perseverance.

As such, German Shepherds were ideal candidates for police and military work.

German Shepherd Breed Profile

Rin Tin Tin, the first canine star of film and TV, captivated mid-century audiences with his courage and her charisma. The true story of «Rinty» was no less dramatic: he was rescued by an American soldier in Germany during World War I and brought to the United States. (in addition to his on-screen exploits, the handsome dog was said to have saved the Warner Bros. film studio from bankruptcy). The character has also increased the popularity of the breed: German Shepherds have been in the top three most popular breeds in the United States for many years. GSD also shared the spotlight with Roy Rogers (Bullet the Wonder Dog), Bionic Woman (Max the Bionic Dog) and Will Smith in I Am Legend.

In real life, German Shepherds have been the quintessential police dog, working alongside both heroic and monstrous authority figures. The force for good of the race was put on display after 9/11, 2001, as GSDs searched for survivors and today regularly sniff out explosives in public spaces. America’s first dog for the blind, Buddy, who went to work in 1928, was a German Shepherd, as were President and First Lady Biden’s dogs Champ and Major, the latter being the first rescue dog in reside in the White House.