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German shepherd
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Canis familiaris
Family Name:
Canidae
Size:
22-26 inches (55-65 cm.)
Weight:
77-85 lbs. (35-40 kg.)
Color:
black with tan, sable or all black. It can also be blue, liver and white.
Life Span:
around 13 years.
 
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German shepherd

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German shepherd Description
  The German Shepherd is a very strong, well-proportioned, handsome dog. It is also known as the Alsatian. There are three varieties of the German Shepherd: rough-coated, long rough-coated, and the long-haired. It has a slightly elongated body that is sturdy and muscular. It has a light but solid bone structure. The front legs and shoulders are muscular and the thighs are thick and sturdy. Its round feet have very hard soles. It has a bushy tail that reaches almost to its hocks and hangs down when the dog is at rest. The head is in proportion to its body and the forehead has a little convex. The nose is usually black, but blue or liver can occur and its dark eyes are almond-shaped and never protruding, having a lively, intelligent expression. The ears are wide at the base, upright, pointed, and turned forward and it has a strong scissors bite.  
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