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If you own a German Shepherd then you already know how loyal, intelligent, and energetic they can be.  But here are 10 quick facts that you may not know already.  If you don't own this breed or are considering a German Shepherd for your family, these are 10 things you definitely want to know beforehand.  Tell us about your experience with German Shepherds using the comments OR tweet @hotdogcollars.

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Did you know that the German Shepherd is probably one of the world's most popular and recognized dog breeds? Check out these other facts about this lovable breed!

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Here are the facts in text format for easy copy & paste (just be sure to credit us and the sources above):

  1. The German Shepherd is the 2nd most registered breed in the U.S.

  2. They are the 3rd most intelligent purebred dog breed that exists.

  3. German Shepherds owe part of their popularity to a small puppy who was plucked from a breeding kennel in France during World War I by Corporal Lee Duncan. At the end of the war Duncan brought the puppy back to his hometown of Los Angeles, trained him, and turned him into one of the most famous dogs in show biz: Rin Tin Tin. Rin Tin Tin went on to appear in dozens of movies and, at the height of his stardom, got 10,000 fan letters a week!

  4. The Shepherd is a wonderful family pet… loyal, loving and wonderful with children.

  5. They are known for learning at a high rate of speed and are very trainable. Obedience and house training can begin as young as 8 weeks old.

  6. The German Shepherd personality is aloof but not usually aggressive. A reserved dog, he doesn't make friends immediately, but once he does, he's extremely loyal. With his family he's easy-going and approachable, but when threatened he can be strong and protective, making him an excellent watchdog.

  7. It is a German Shepherd fact that adults are very active and they require a well paced walk, preferably at least 1 time per day for optimal health. They also love to go for runs and play cardio games such as Frisbee.

  8. While this breed gets along well with children and is a popular family pet, he or she will often choose 1 main caregiver and show more loyalty and closeness to that 1 person.

  9. Due to their very protective instinct toward their human family members, it is highly suggested to socialize a puppy at an early age to allow them to become used to other people and pets.

  10. German Shepherds are amazingly versatile, excelling at most anything they're trained to do: guide and assistance work, police and military service, herding, search and rescue, competitive obedience and, last but not least, faithful companion.

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