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German Shepherd Dog laying down in the grass looking up.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle German Shepherd Dog Facts You May Not Know
Captain Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz and his friend Artur Meyer developed the German Shepherd Dog in the mid-19th century. The creators wanted a...
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fun-facts-german-shepherd/ | April 1, 2024
Expert Advice: News German Shepherd Dog ‘Hank’ Wins 2023 Service Dog Award for Canine Excellence
Hank, a 3-year-old German Shepherd Dog, has changed the life of 10-year-old Harrison Brimner, who is autistic, and the lives of his family. Hank is the recipient of the 2023 Award for Canine Excellence in the Service Dog category.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/ace-winner-service-dog-hank/ | December 5, 2023
German Shepherd Dog puppies playing in the grass.
Expert Advice: Names Best German Shepherd Dog Names for Your New Puppy
German Shepherd Dogs are marked by their smarts, confidence, and unshakable bravery. While the breed is all of those powerful things, they are also graceful, gentle souls who can be a great match for the right family. Like with any pet though, it's important to fully understand a breed's specific needs and personality before bringing […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-german-shepherd-dog-puppy-names/ | October 12, 2021
Expert Advice: Breed History German Shepherd Dog History: From Sheep Herding Dog to Popular Companion
German Shepherd Dog history owes its existence, in large part, to the remarkable dog breeder Max von Stephanitz. Learn all about the origins of this hard-working dog breed.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/german-shepherd-dog-history/ | September 5, 2021
Press Releases Labrador Retriever Celebrates 30 Years in the Top Spot as French Bulldog Overtakes German Shepherd Dog for Number 2 Spot
Lab lovers continue to make their voices heard! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a virtual press conference today at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the ever-popular Labrador Retriever is the nation’s favorite dog for the 30th consecutive year. While the loveable Lab holds firmly to the top spot, the French Bulldog […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/labrador-retriever-celebrates-30-years-top-spot-french-bulldog-overtakes-german-shepherd-dog-number-2-spot/ | March 16, 2021
German Shepherd Dog standing up on a tree trunk exploring a park.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Is a German Shepherd Dog Right for You?
Is a German Shepherd Dog right for you? Experts who know the breed will tell you that it all depends. Perhaps a better answer to the question "Which dog is right for you?" lies in a few bigger questions. What do you want in a dog? Where do you plan to take your dog? Gow […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/is-a-german-shepherd-dog-right-for-you/ | January 6, 2021
German Shepherd Dog standing stacked in profile in the park.
Expert Advice: Grooming How to Groom a German Shepherd Dog
AKC Breeders of Merit share tips on how to groom a German Shepherd Dog, from best brushes to dealing with nails.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/tips-for-grooming-german-shepherd/ | December 21, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Puppy Training Timeline for Your German Shepherd Dog: From 8 Weeks to 2 Years
A well-trained German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is a joy to live with, one of many reasons why this is America's second-most popular dog breed. Making sure you bring out the best of this remarkable breed starts with puppy training, when your GSD is most impressionable. Finding a Puppy Who Is the Best Fit for You […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/puppy-training-timeline-for-your-german-shepherd-dog/ | July 2, 2020
german shepherd dog belgian malinois
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds German Shepherd Dog vs. Belgian Malinois: How to Tell the Difference
Everybody's familiar with the German Shepherd Dog. After all, they've been one of America's most popular breeds for years. But not everybody is quite as well acquainted with the Belgian Malinois. In fact, their similar coloring and heritage as herding breeds might lead some people to mistake the Belgian Malinois for the German Shepherd Dog. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/german-shepherd-dog-vs-belgian-malinois/ | March 13, 2020
Expert Advice: Feature Veteran Is Gifted with German Shepherd Dog Thanks to Operation Build Up
Dogs can bring a lot of healing into a person's life. For military veteran Steve Welch, that healing touch is happening twice. First, a German Shepherd Dog saved his life in Afghanistan. And now another is helping heal him emotionally, thanks to a service for veterans called Operation Build Up. When Welch was a bomb dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/veteran-gifted-german-shepherd-thanks-operation-build-up/ | July 12, 2019

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