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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Good German Shepherd breeders are familiar with the breed standard, use only physically and temperamentally stable dogs for breeding, screen for health problems and work hard to match their puppies with compatible owners... More »

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To determine the average lifespan of any mixed breed, one should consider the dog's weight. Dogs over 90 pounds usually live for approximately eight years, while dogs under 90 pounds tend to live approximately 11 years, ... More »

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A Collie-German Shepherd mix, also known as a Shollie, is commonly known for being very playful and affectionate. Collies are natural herding dogs and tend to herd children or other smaller animals at a young age. German... More »

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Blue merle is one of the accepted breed standard coat color patterns for Australian Shepherds. Merle coats feature patches of colors in the fur and differences in eye color, and the gene can also affect how the skin itse... More »

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