German Shepherd Guide: Life Span, Temperament, Colors, Size, Shedding & More

German Shepherd laying on ground (caption: Guide to German Shepherds)

The German Shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche, from the family dog to a working service dog. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Is it their loyalty, confidence, courage, or ability to learn? We take a look at the history, appearance, temperament, and needs of the German Shepherd.

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Border Collie: A Smart And High-Energy Breed

Border Collie (caption: Border Collie Guide)

When it comes to working dog breeds, few dogs work like the Border Collie. This intelligent breed, a herder by nature, originates from Scotland and England and is recognized for its incredible work ethic. Our experts give you the inside scoop on Border Collies so you can learn more about them and decide if this is the right breed for you.

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Why Working Dog Breeds Work So Hard

Sheep Dogs at Work

While the American Kennel Club has classifications for certain breeds of dog that determine them as working dogs the fact is that a dog does not have to feature in one of these classified breeds to act as a working dog. While working dogs tend to be particularly large and adapted to the rugged life of a working dog, the term working dog can also be used to refer to any dog with a job. In this article, we’ll describe some working dog breeds as well as the specific jobs they’re tasked to….

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