Once upon a time a man named
Max von Stephanitz
was dreaming about a dog that was brave, agile, loyal, intelligent and temperament-sound. He founded the SV and registered the first German Shepherd, Horand von Grafrath in 1899.
The first GSD arrived to Australia in 1904.
Country of origin
German Shepherd Dog
Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (December 30, 1864 – 22 April 1936) was a German dog breeder who is credited with having developed the German Shepherd Dog breed as it is currently known. Captain von Stephanitz defined the guidelines for the breed standard, and he was the first president of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (S.V.).
Group 1 - Guard dogs and herd dogs
Section 1 - Herd dogs with working trial
Color: Black with red-brown, brown, yellow to light yellow marks. Black and grey unicoloured
Size and weight:
Dogs: 60-65cm, 30-40kg
Bitches: 55-60cm, 22-32kg
A versatile utility and companion dog