The ideal height for adult male German Shepherds is 25 in (64 cm) at the shoulder and weight ranges from 65-100 lb (29-45 kg). Female German Shepherds will be, in some cases, somewhat smaller.
The German Shepherd breed’s outer coat is dense, straight, short and close. There is a soft undercoat.
German Shepherd Dogs may be black/tan, black/red, silver, varying shades of sable or all black. There are white German Shepherds, but the C.K.C. and the A.K.C. consider this colour a serious flaw.
The well-bred German Shepherd Dog is stable, sensible, intelligent, quick to learn, loyal and protective of his home and property. Unfortunately, because of the breed’s popularity, the German Shepherd Dog has been exploited by some unscrupulous and irresponsible breeders. It’s a good idea to be extremely selective when choosing a German Shepherd breeder and puppy to ensure that you are getting a well socialized puppy that will have a sound temperament.