German Shepherd Dog Breed Information

The German Shepherd Dog is hailed as the world?s leading police, guard and military dog. These dogs originated in 1899 at Karlsruhe, Germany due to the efforts of Captain Max von Stephanitz and others.

Derived from the old breeds of herding and farm dogs, the first German Shepherd Dog exhibited in America was in 1907. The fame associated with Rin-Tin-Tin and Strongheart, two members of the breed whose movies played on variations of the boy and his dog theme, shot the popularity of the breed sky-high.

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