Breed of the Week – German Shepherd

German Shepherds have been around for hundreds of years, and it’s easy to see why they’ve become one of the most popular breeds today. With their intelligence, powerful build, and loyal demeanor, these four-legged companions make great family pets and hardworking service animals.


The German Shepherd breed is believed to have originated in Germany during the 19th century. Breeders sought to create an animal that had both strength and intelligence, and the result was a dog that proved to be an ideal herding and guard dog.

Soon after their creation, German Shepherds began making appearances in show rings across Europe. Their popularity quickly spread to other countries as people recognized the breed’s potential for various roles, from working with law enforcement to being loving family pets.


The German Shepherd is known for their signature bold, alert expression. They have a muscular body and strong legs that make them look both powerful and graceful. Their coats can be either long or short, but are typically thick and dense with colors ranging from solid black to light tan and white.


German Shepherds are known for being smart, courageous and loyal. They make devoted companions and are eager to please their owners. German Shepherds have an impressive level of energy and can be quite active, making them great for regular outdoor exercise.

Use in Society

German Shepherds are used in many different roles today. Their intelligence and strength lend themselves well to working as service animals, police dogs or guard dogs. They also make excellent companions for people with physical disabilities.

At Dogs Eat Rite, we are big fans of German Shepherds! We appreciate the hard work these four-legged friends put in every day and love seeing them get rewarded with our delicious raw food diet. Thank you to Hedy the German Shepard for being a part of our community!


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