Solid black is a normal color variation of the German shepherd and has no effect on other characteristics of the breed. The coat of a German shepherd can also be blue or liver, although these colors are less standard. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

A prospective pet owner can find German Shepherd dogs and puppies for sale by looking at the American Kennel Club German Shepherd classifieds as well as browsing through the animal shelter listings on the Petfinder websi... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

A German shepherd stud is a male German shepherd that mates with a female of the same breed. Dog owners sometimes use stud services to produce purebred puppies. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs
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