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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. More »

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There is no such thing as a miniature German shepherd. Dogs that appear to be small German shepherds are probably mixed-breed dogs. Dwarf German shepherds are occasionally born. More »

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A German shepherd is not fully grown physically or mentally until after it's 3 years old. German shepherds are known for remaining puppies longer than most breeds. Even though German shepherds may be quite large at 6 mon... More »

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East German shepherds, a variation of the German shepherd, were bred in East Germany during the separation of the country from 1945 to 1990. The dogs are distinctive in body type, range of color and general temperament. More »

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Czech shepherds are typically known for their even temperament, intelligence, high energy and drive. The Czech shepherd breed is from the German working line of German shepherds and was bred to produce working dogs. They... More »

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According to PetMD, the average life span of a mixed breed dog under 90 pounds is 11 years, while larger dogs live for about eight years. For purebred dogs, life expectancy varies by breed. More »

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A Labrador retriever's average life span is 10 to 12 years, according to PetMD. They are prone to several health issues, including canine hip dysplasia and patellar luxation. More »

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