Family, sport, service, guard, rescue, therapy, guide, herd dog.
The German Shepherd dog is a secure and self-confident, robust, natural, attentive, very resistant physically and mentally.It has a good and secure social behavior, gets along very well with humans and animals in the family environment after corresponding socialization. It is an active dog that needs regular exercise (walks, swimming, cycling, jogging, dog sports) in order to be balanced.One of the iconic characteristics of the German shepherd is its versatility: The GSD wants to be challenged and stimulated. The GSDs therefore need regular physical and mental exercise to stay healthy and fit. German Shepherds that are challenged and stimulated enough are more balanced in their nature, more obedient and satisfied.
A versatile dog
Efficiency tests were introduced in 1903 to enable identify breed-worthy animals
The approach was a huge success
The first vestiges of today's GSD