German shepherd

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German shepherd,

breed of large, muscular working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 perfected in Germany at the turn of the 20th cent. It stands about 25 in. (64 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 60 to 85 lb (27.2–38.5 kg). Its double coat is composed of dense, woolly underhair and a medium-length, harsh, straight or slightly wavy outercoat. Although it may be any color except white, it is usually black and tan, black, or gray. Developed over centuries from sheepherding and farm-dog stock, the German shepherd has been trained in a variety of specialities other than herding, e.g., as a police dog, as a carrier of messages and a patrol dog in war, and as a leader of the blind. It is also very popular as a pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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It is holding a breed show for all German shepherd dogs on June 11.
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An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "We received a call on June 23 this year from a member of the public relating to 10 german shepherd dogs at an address in Pontardawe.
AN ORGANISATION which re-homes German Shepherd dogs protested over the RSPCA's decision to put down 10 of the dogs using a captive bolt gun after their owner died.
He headed a team including a supervisor and seven trainers who followed a long training routine for months, after experimenting with both German Shepherd dogs and British Labrador's which are highly sensitive to scents and odours.
The 12-strong 'B' litter of cuddly German Shepherd dogs were born at West Midlands Police's Dog Training Centre, in Balsall Heath, on Tuesday.
The force urgently needs 100pc German shepherd dogs or bitches aged between 12 and 24 months with the potential to become working police dogs.
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The ruling means when they die, they can be buried with their horses Sea Music, Purdy and Ms Bobbitt and their three German shepherd dogs.

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