German Shepherd dogs–aka, GSD’s–are one of America’s canine sweethearts. From the famous Rin-Tin-Tin to your local police dog, to your next-door neighbor’s pup (or maybe there’s one in your own backyard!), we see these pooches everywhere, and for good reason. A versatile breed, these dogs are loyal, protective, intelligent, and lovable, possessing a myriad of desirable traits that you’d think would be impossible to exist in the same dog.
Whether you’re curious to learn of the GSD’s many talents or are considering adopting one into your own home, check out these eight fascinating factoids about German Shepherds.
8German Shepherds are the second most popular dog breed in the United States.
(Labsare first). The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes them as “confident, courageous, and smart.” Between their protectiveness and familial love and loyalty, no wonder GSD’s are such popular pets! Plus, who can resist those big, fuzzy ears?