Well-known for being one of the most intelligent dog breeds, the German Shepherd is a faithful and devoted companion that is extremely easy to train. They’re often suspicious towards strangers and protective of their home and family. This makes them excellent watchdogs.
They sometimes have a domineering personality and can be assertive towards other dogs. However, they usually do fine with other family pets.
It’s imperative that these dogs get daily physical exercise and mental stimulation. They need a fenced-in yard where they can run and play. Owners should engage them in both learning games and physical challenges.
German Shepherds have minimal grooming needs. However, they do require a good brushing twice a week to maintain a healthy coat and minimize shedding.