As its name suggests, the German Shepherd Dog originated in Germany.
It is a large, muscular dog with a slightly elongated build, long muzzle and a long, bushy tail. Its pointed ears are large and upright. Its coat is low-maintenance, thick and resistant to snow, rain, heat and cold, and can be short or long (a double coat or long single coat). In general, the German Shepherd Dog has a black, grey, auburn or reddish yellow coat, either as a single colour or with light highlights.
Bred as the Old German Shepherd Dog, the variety with the double coat consisting of a coarse, medium-length outer coat and a dense undercoat has now established itself.
The height at the withers is 60-65 cm for males and 55-60 cm for females.
Males weigh 30-40 kg and females weigh 22-32 kg.
The average life expectancy of a German Shepherd Dog is 11-13 years.
Services of the DSC
The dogs are bred and trained to reflect the current national and international characteristics – without the (often questionable) rituals of dog shows that follow the traditions of clubs and associations that take a toll on both the dog and owner.
- Species-appropriate dogs are sold from
- a) Independent breeding b) Certified purchases from breeders
- Training for a specific task
- Combined training of human and dog for a specific task
- Sourcing of veterinary and therapeutic services
- General sale of accessories and services