So you’re looking to adopt an German Shepherd Dog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “German Shepherd Dogs can stand as high as 26 inches at the shoulder and, when viewed in outline, presents a picture of smooth, graceful curves rather than angles. The natural gait is a free-and-easy trot, but they can turn it up a notch or two and reach great speeds.There are many reasons why German Shepherds stand in the front rank of canine royalty, but experts say their defining attribute is character: loyalty, courage, confidence, the ability to learn commands for many tasks, and the willingness to put their life on the line in defense of loved ones. German Shepherds will be gentle family pets and steadfast guardians, but, the breed standard says, there’s a “certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.” Generally considered dogkind’s finest all-purpose worker, the German Shepherd Dog is a large, agile, muscular dog of noble character and high intelligence. Loyal, confident, courageous, and steady, the German Shepherd is truly a dog lover’s delight.”
An German Shepherd Dog typically ranges from 55.88cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 22.6796185kg to 40.8233133kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for German Shepherd Dog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically German Shepherd Dog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.