The German Shepherd is one of the most recognizable breeds due to the number of jobs it performs in communities around the globe. A natural protector with unprecedented intelligence and adaptability, German Shepherds, uses their herding instincts to easily navigate commands of humans. Standing roughly 22 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing between 50 and 90 pounds, these dogs exhibit a formidable presence.The imposing size of a German Shepherd is further characterized by distinctly erect ears, dark intelligent eyes, and typically a dark saddle back on its coat. German Shepherds have achieved legendary canine status as their athleticism, versatility, and fearless nature have allowed them to excel in working environments from herding to crime-stopping.Loyal, protective, and highly trainable, German Shepherds can make amazing family pets as well as individual companions. Their drive to please and obedient personalities can fit well into diverse family situations given the proper care and training. German Shepherds also require a great deal of mental and physical stimulation in order to keep them healthy and happy.These puppies will quickly grow into big and capable dogs that need to be exercised daily. With that being said, German Shepherds are easily adaptable to urban, suburban, and rural settings provided that attention, training, and mental and physical stimulation are given. Once a solid bond has been established, German Shepherds are wonderful members of any family and form close relationships with those who they trust.German Shepherds can also provide security for people who live alone, giving them peace of mind and a safer home environment. Shepherds can be trained exclusively as guard dogs, or merely use their innate sense of protection to provide their people with security. Capable, loyal, and extremely smart, German Shepherds can make beautiful additions to your home.FAST FACTSGerman Shepherds are dogs of action, not couch potatoesLove children and loyal family dog or individual companionIntelligent and easily trainableCHARACTERISTICS CHART (1 lowest- 5 highest)Apartment Living 3Tolerates Being Alone 3Child Friendly 5Dog Friendly 4Grooming Needs 2Shedding 4Size 5General Health 4Trainability 5Prey Drive 3Barking 2Exercise Needs 5Energy Level 4Playfulness 5Bringing home a happy and healthy German Shepherd puppy is of utmost importance to ensure a positive experience. Central Park Puppies takes pride in providing clients with the highest quality of standards with our in-depth breeder background checks and expert veterinarian evaluations of all of our puppies. We are dedicated to working with clients in finding their perfect puppy match through our transparent services and specialist knowledge of breeds.