Other name for German Shepherd
The German Shepherd dog is a highly intelligent, protective and loyal breed of dog, states The Dog Channel. While these dogs are known to excel in military or police service and are often used in search-and-rescue work, they also serve as guides and hearing assistance dogs. This breed is easy to train and quick to learn, and acts as the protector of a family unit when properly schooled. A skilled watchdog, the German Shepherd breed is well-behaved around children.
This breed of dog was originally used on German farms in the late 19th century and standardized by German Cavalry Captain Max Von Stephanitz, states The Dog Channel. The German Shepherd was first introduced to North America in the early 1900s and became wildly popular after on-screen appearances in the Rin Tin Tin series of films.
The German Shepherd breed ranges from 70 to 80 lbs and can be expected to live for 10 to 12 years. Other popular German Shepherd names include Archer, Bomber, Colby and Captain, according to GermanShepherdNames.net.Learn more about Dogs