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The average life span of a German shepherd is between 10 and 12 years, although some can live to be 14 years old. Mixed-breed German shepherds are more likely to live longer than pure breeds.


To adopt an American White Shepherd you need a computer with Internet access, a phone and money. The time it takes to complete the process varies, depending on how quickly you find a shelter that has this specific dog breed.


German shepherds run an average of 20 to 30 miles per hour depending on the breed. However, most German shepherds are not endurance runners and should not run more than 5 miles without proper endurance training.


German Shepherd dogs, as part of the canine family, eat standard dog food. These dogs are generally large and have high energy levels, so they need to eat more than smaller dogs.


Games to play with a German Shepherd are Where's Your Toy and Hide and Seek. They also enjoy games like Fetch and Tug of War. German Shepherds are very intelligent and enjoy challenging games with their owners.


German Shepherd pups are available from German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions of North Carolina, New York Canine and Wa-Bo German Shepherds of California. Pups of all ages are available from specialized German Shepherd rescues and shelters, while breeders generally sell young puppies.


There are multiple German Shepherd breeders in Houston, Texas. Two breeders, Renaissance Kennels and Texas Big German Shepherds, sell German Shepherd puppies and have wait lists for as yet unborn litters.


A red German shepherd is called a liver German shepherd. Liver German shepherds can be a reddish cinnamon color or a dark chocolate color. The liver color comes from a recessive gene that prevents black pigment from being formed.


Rottweiler and German shepherd mixed-breed dogs tend to be agile, quick and very strong. Their powerful legs and paws enable them to be very active for long periods of time, and they often posses the German shepherd's desire to please its owners.


A mix of a golden retriever and a German shepherd is called the golden shepherd. These dogs are not purebred. Instead, they are part of the designer dog hybrids.