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An extremely intelligent and capable dog that is widely used for K-9 units, guide dogs for the blind and deaf, search and rescue dogs, narcotics and explosives detecting dogs, herding dogs, and of course family companion. They are a medium-sized breed weighing anywhere from 75-90 pounds and 22-26 inches at the shoulders. They come in all black, black and tan (which is the most popular), and white (which is disqualified from the show ring). They will never let you down and will protect you with their life against anything, human or animal. They are very easily trained and are extremely strong. They can be vicious to intruders if they feel that their owner is threatened in any way. They are extremely gentle with children and protect them too. They love their owners immensely no matter what the owner is like. They can outrun even the fastest olympic athlete with ease. They are the best bodyguard and companion you can ask for.
My German Shepherd bit a robber that was about to get into our house.
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to take an unfortunate loss and turn of events.
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the best dog a person could have if they are brought up well as in not abusive. THey're friendly, loyal, and very smart. I would advise getting one(or more) at a younger age.
German Shepherds are the best dogs someone could ever own.
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A breed of dog developed in Germany by Captain Max Von Stephanitz. The only breed of dog that can do multiple jobs, not just one, which is why they are commonly used by police departments and for search and rescue. Many aspects of the German Shepherds' temperament and conformation are extremely misunderstood even today. They are not overly aggressive, nor do they inflict any more bites per year to other dogs and people than any other large dog breed, and IF they do so it is due to lack of knowledge and skills of people who think they deserve this type of dog as a "pet". Because of it's loyalty and bonding to it's family "pack", it can easily be made aggressive by ignorant people who train it for such and cannot handle its power. The breed needs extra mental and physical exercise. The German Shepherd Dog was developed for work on many levels. The GSD has separate lines, or different types. Working Lines, (such as the DDR), German High lines (German Show) and American Show (the common black and tans seen in such movies as "I AM Legend". Mixing of these lines is not unheard of, but not desired. The German Shepherd Dog does not require an firm hand; it requires a handler who understands it and can positively develop its power and intelligence while correcting with positive reinforcement. Several groups exist today to better the education of this outstanding, intelligent, and exceptionally loyal breed of dog.
German Shepherd Dog Club of America, SV, WDA.

My GSD is 1st cousin to Abby, the dog who played Sam in "I Am Legend". She is of working and show line lineage. We currently do schutzhund, herding, and SAR.
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This is an awesome breed of dog, and despite what other definitions will say, the definately can surpass 90 pounds, as I have two that are 110, and 115 lbs.
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A nickname for pope Benedict XVI. Along with other terms such as papa ratzi, B16, and papa ben, this phrase may be considered either endearing or offensive, depending upon whether the speaker is a practicing Catholic or not. (similar to the N word among Blacks). German shepherd is a pun on the pope's German background and his role as shepherd of the Christian church, and it plays on the practice of some members of the media calling him a rottweiler during his days as head of the CDF.
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