Do German Shepherds Have Webbed Feet?

The American Kennel Club standard for the German Shepherd does not reference webbed feet. Instead, it describes the breed as having short, compact feet with well-arched toes. Pads should be thick and firm and the nails short and dark.

The breed standard of the German Shepherd reflects its history as a working dog. It calls for a strong, well-muscled animal with a confident but obedient temperament and a smooth gait. The standard penalizes characteristics such as nervous temperament, excessive aggression or a weak body that would impede the dog’s ability to work. German Shepherds are famous for their intelligence and their ability to adapt to a wide variety of uses including police work, search and rescue work, narcotics detection and military scout duty.