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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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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 s... 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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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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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. More »

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According to Animal Plant, the average German shepherd weighs 75 to 95 pounds, regardless of sex. About.com provides different weight ranges for male and female German shepherds, listing the average male as between 70 an... More »

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