Here are some amazing facts about the German shepherd:
- The German shepherd dog’s reputation as a dog to be feared is partly due its being trained as a police dog.
- The breed was only recognized by UK Kennel Clubs in 1908
- The usefulness and bravery of the German shepherds during World War 1 fuelled its dramatic increase in the breed’s population in the UK.
- Since there was an anti-German sentiment after the First World War, the German shepherd was registered as Alsatian Wolf Hound by the UK Kennel Club.
- The all-white German shepherd is not acceptable by most associations and registries.
- The most famous German shepherd in history is Rin Tin Tin with 26 movies to his name.
- German shepherds have been recognized as the top 3 most intelligent breed of dog by Stanley Coren, the author of “The Intelligence of Dogs”.
- It is Max von Stephanitz who is known to be the one who created the German shepherd dog.
- The German shepherd was bred as a working dog combined with intelligence, loyalty and appearance.