German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds in the world. They have been used since ancient times and they were first bred into a working breed during World War II. Today there are over 30 million registered dogs worldwide. A typical German Shepherd is medium sized with a long body, short legs, and thick fur coat. Their coats vary from light brown to black or grayish white depending on their parentage. Some are purebred while others are mixes.
The Golden Retriever (also known as the American Staffordshire Terrier) is a large dog with a medium length body, heavy bone structure, and dense fur coat. They have a stocky build and their bodies tend to be thicker than those of other breeds.
Their coats range from pale yellow to silver. There are several colors available including brindle, chocolate, fawn/solid black, tortie/white and tuxedo.
Golden retrievers are known for their ability to track down small game and prey items. They have excellent hearing and scenting abilities.
They make good family pets because they don’t bark too much, but when they do it’s usually a happy sound! They’re loyal companions who enjoy spending time with children. Golden retrievers are not aggressive toward humans or other animals unless provoked.
A German Shepherd puppy is called a Schipperke (pronounced “shipee keer” from Dutch “schip” meaning “ship” and “ker” meaning “little”). They’re small dogs with long hair and a long snout.
Their ears are triangular and they have dark eyes. Before 1889 they were used as all-around working dogs in Belgium. The Miniature American Shepherd is a cross between a German shepherd and a Border Collie. They have a lot of energy and need a lot of exercise. They’re loyal and protective of their owners.
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