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.

German Shepherd has a height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm.
The German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm, width of , and depth of .
The German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm, width of , and depth of . The seat height of the German Shepherd is set at 22.0"-26.0" | 56-66 cm with arms at .
The German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm, length of 36.0"-42.5" | 91-108 cm, and depth of .
The German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm, length of 36.0"-42.5" | 91-108 cm, and depth of . The seat height of the German Shepherd is set at 22.0"-26.0" | 56-66 cm.
German Shepherd have an overall length of 36.0"-42.5" | 91-108 cm and width of . German Shepherd have an overall area of .
The German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm, length of 36.0"-42.5" | 91-108 cm, and depth of . The German Shepherd has a seat height set at 22.0"-26.0" | 56-66 cm and an arm height of .
The average German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm, withers (shoulder) 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.
The typical German Shepherd has an overall height of 26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm and body length of 36.0"-42.5" | 91-108 cm. An average German Shepherd weighs between 50-90 lb | 23-41 kg and has a typical lifespan of 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.

Common Questions
Common Questions
Common Questions
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

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

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