How much is a German Shepherd Dog – What can you expect to pay?
German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world. They have been bred since ancient times and they still play an important role in many countries today. A typical German Shepherd is a medium sized dog with short legs, long body, thick coat and strong build. Their eyes are black with white pupils and their nose is pointed. German Shepherds are known for being loyal, loving companions.
The average life span of a German Shepherd is between 10 years and 15 years. There are some dogs that live longer than 20 years but these dogs tend to be very special cases and not all dogs reach the age of maturity at the same time. Some people consider it lucky if their pet lives beyond 15 or even 20 years old!
A typical German Shepherd weighs from 25 to 35 pounds. They are usually around 8 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh from 30 to 45 pounds. Their height varies depending on what type of dog they were bred for. A working dog will typically be taller than a hunting dog while a family companion will generally be shorter than a show dog.
Most german shepherds come in two colors: black and tan (tan means “light”). There are six different types of german shepherds: the long-haired (or “classic” type), the short-haired, the wire-haired, the longhaired and thick coated, the medium length coated and the brush coat.
How Much do German Shepherds Cost?
The cost of a healthy German Shepherd puppy is between $500 and $1,000. The price can vary depending on where you buy your dog from and what documents it comes with.
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Behaviour test for eight-week old puppies—heritabilities of tested behaviour traits and its correspondence to later behaviour by S Samms – 2011 – i5 Publishing
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In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd: Questions of Comparison and Generalizability in Holocaust Memoirs by D Eldredge, L Palika – 2012 – books.google.com