German Shepherd puppiesGerman Sheperd, Johannesburg
German Shepherds are very popular among pet lovers. You will find this dog at many houses in your neighborhood. The long muzzled face with either a black or a brown nose and large ears are some of the distinct features of this breed of dogs. This dog is also popular by the name of Alsatian. A German Shepherd, when full grown, can reach a height of 26 inches and it can have a weight of about 88 pounds. German Shepherds have strong jaws. The most popular among these dogs are the ones that have a tan-black and red-black color. It is not completely unusual to see a totally black German Shepherd, though this is not a common color. This dog is sometimes also available in colors like white, blue, liver, and sable. The white ones of this breed are better known as the American White Shepherd. However, these dogs were not even considered as German Shepherds earlier. A German Shepherd can live till the age of 15 years. Its neck is very strong and matches quite well with the proportion of the rest of its body. These dogs also have large chest and powerful legs. The rest of its body too is pretty agile and powerful. No wonder that a German Shepherd is a symbol of power and energy.