The German Shepherd has a reputation for being one of the most loyal and loving dogs on the planet. Consistently in the top three for most popular dog breeds, the German Shepherd is technically a herding dog but can perform a plethora of jobs and tasks that a lot of other dog breeds just can’t handle. They are extremely agile and elite canines with tons of courage and the capacity to work for hours on end. They are a top choice for the police and military and serve in many other occupations. To understand what makes these animals so in demand, let’s look at 5 amazing German Shepherd qualities.
This is first and probably one of the most amazing German Shepherd qualities. Their ability to provide companionship is unparalleled. They are wonderful with all types of people and great around children. This is why they are a top choice among families all around the world. Their fluffy coats and loving personalities make them the perfect companion for snuggling and cuddling. Keep in mind; they can be somewhat aloof and aggressive with strangers.
German Shepherds are incredibly courageous and will take action when the time comes without batting an eye. They will do whatever it takes to protect their owner or family. Their courage originates from breeding back in Germany to defend sheep from threatening prey. This carried on through their genes and remains to this day a part of who they are. They will take on animal or human to protect the ones they love. In 2016, a two-year-old German Shepherd named “Haus” saved the life of a seven-year-old girl from a Diamondback Rattlesnake by jumping in front of the girl and taking the bite.
German Shepherds are extremely intelligent and known for being one of the smartest dogs in the world. This is the reason they are so popular among families and law enforcement. They have the ability to perform and remember several tasks. They are the third smartest dog breed and very easy to teach new commands. To earn this title, they received testing against other breeds. The requirement was to learn a new command after five repetitions and to follow the very first command presented to them ninety five percent of the time. They are also considered as smart as a two year old child.
This is one of the top amazing German Shepherd qualities. Their loyalty is unwavering and they will fall on the sword to stand by their owner or family. This is what makes them such excellent guard dogs. One owner referred to him and his wife’s German Shepherd “Rusty” as “breathtaking”. The dog was completely devoted to his wife who was in a wheelchair and would stay by her side at all times to protect her. The dog refused to leave her side when she was sick and couldn’t get out of bed.
Power and Athleticism:
German shepherds are extremely athletic and powerful animals. They are very agile and muscular which is another reason they are so sought after for many different jobs and occupations. Although they are large, they are able to sustain high speeds and don’t tire easily.
These top 5 amazing German Shepherd qualities are just the tip of the iceberg. They are one of the most astonishing dog breeds on the planet and continue to amaze humans with their unmatched canine talents and devotion to friends and family.
Written by Todd Yeakle – This months Guest Blogger
Shepherds’ Bone is a blog created by father and daughter that is focused on German Shepherds and other Shepherd dog breeds!