15 Cool Facts You Didn’t Know About German Shepherds

German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world because of their loyal nature which makes them fantastic pets😉.

#1 They Go by Many Names

However, this is not the only name by which it is called. In Germany, the country of its origin, the dog is called a Deutscher Shaferhund. In England and Ireland, the dog is often referred to as an Alsatian. Another name by which it is sometimes known is as the Berger Allemand.

#2 The Dogs Are Commonly Used As An Aid For People With A Visual Impairment

People who are blind or have limited vision use a guide dog as a means of managing their daily lives. The dogs help to guide them around their homes and also in external environments.

#3 A Sport Was Invented Specifically for German Shepherds

This sport was called Schutzhund and there is even a club called the United Schutzhund Clubs of America.

#6 German Shepherd Dogs Have Played Starring Roles In Many Hollywood Movies

One of the first German Shepherds to reach the heights of fame was called Strongheart. He first appeared on screen in 1921. His registered name was Etzel von Oeringen and he was bred by a private breeder in Germany in 1917. 

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