German Shepherd

German Shepherds are a medium to large German breed of a dog originally bred as a working dog used for herding purposes (shepherding). Known for their loyalty, strength, courage and intelligence for retaining training, German Shepherds are often utilized today as committed service, police, and search and rescue dogs. German Shepherds have a two-layered coat that is commonly tan with black saddlery on the back.

The average German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" (67-79 cm), withers height of 22.0"-26.0" (56-66 cm), and body length of 36.0"-42.5" (91-108 cm). A typical German Shepherd weighs between 50-90 lb (23-41 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 7-13 years.

Multiple illustrations showing various postures and sitting and standing postures of a German Shepherd

German Shepherds are a medium to large German breed of a dog originally bred as a working dog used for herding purposes (shepherding). Known for their loyalty, strength, courage and intelligence for retaining training, German Shepherds are often utilized today as committed service, police, and search and rescue dogs. German Shepherds have a two-layered coat that is commonly tan with black saddlery on the back.

The average German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" (67-79 cm), withers height of 22.0"-26.0" (56-66 cm), and body length of 36.0"-42.5" (91-108 cm). A typical German Shepherd weighs between 50-90 lb (23-41 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 7-13 years.

How big is a German Shepherd?
German Shepherds stand roughly 29” | 74 cm tall with males having a withers (shoulder) height of 24"-26" | 61-66 cm and females with a height of 22”-24” | 56-61 cm. Males weigh between 65-90 lb | 30-41 kg and females are in the range of 50-70 lb | 23-32 kg.
How long does a German Shepherd live?
German Shepherds have an average life expectancy of 7-10 years with a maximum of around 13 years.
What is the temperament of a German Shepherd?
German Shepherds are known for their loyalty, strength, courage and intelligence for retaining training—making them great choices for use in service, police, and search and rescue roles.

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Height: 
26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
36.0"-42.5" | 91-108 cm
Withers Height
22.0"-26.0" | 56-66 cm
Weight:
50-90 lb | 23-41 kg

Male:
Height (Withers):
24.0"-26.0" | 61-66 cm
Height (Standing): 28.5"-31.0" | 72-79 cm
Length: 
39.0"-42.5" | 99-108 cm
Weight: 65-90 lb | 30-41 kg

Female:
Height (Withers): 22.0”-24.0” | 56-61 cm
Height (Standing): 26.5"-28.5" | 67-72 cm
Length: 
36.0"-39.0" | 91-99 cm
Weight: 50-70 lb | 23-32 kg

Color: Double coat, tan with black saddle
Temperament: Smart, confident, active, eager, curious, loyal
Uses: Working, herding, service, guard, searching

Lifespan
7-13 years

Drawings include:
German Shepherd side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), laying down (side)

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