The Breeding ofGerman Shepherd ExcellenceKaren Cedergren815-914-6696Email KarenWinnebago, IllinoisThe German Shepherd - The German Shepherd Dog is a strong, agile, well-muscled dog, alert and full of life. They are extremely intelligent and make a wonderful companion, show or obedience dog. There is a misconception that working dogs do not make great family pets, they do. Dogs are in many ways like people with emotions and attitudes. German Shepherds are one breed that becomes truly bonded to their family and should be a one family dog that is not transferred from home to home. They excel in serving their masters, and they are continually responsive. The German Shepherd is exceptionally trainable and works well as a police, guide, service, or search and rescue dog. They are lively, intelligent and very strong. They are excellent in agility and obedience tests. Well-mannered German Shepherds should be calm, consistent in attitude, obedient and alert. Some lines of the German Shepherd have become nervous and aggressive due to poor breeding tactics and the popularity of the breed. Overall and generally though, the German Shepherd is an ideal breed. They are large and alert enough to protect, and are loving and friendly towards friends and family. German Shepherds are powerful dogs that are lean enough to have great agility. They are excellent with children. They also enjoy a communal living environment provided they were raised with the other members, such as cats. They have a handsome look, with prick ears and an evenly dispersed weight. They have perpendicular hocks when they stand, rather than angled, which makes them look as if they are posing for a photo. Some have long hair and some have short. And either can be black and red, black and tan, black, gray, tan, gold or white, although white and gold are not accepted by some associations. German Shepherds make an ideal pet--fun, friendly, and desiring to serve.Other Names: Alsatian, Deutscher Sch�ferhund, German ShepherdType: Herding DogHeight: Males are 24 - 26 inches; Females are 22 - 24 inches. Weight: 60 - 100 lbs.Colors: Black and red, black saddle with red markings, solid black or grey; black saddle with tan or gold to light grey markings; grey with lighter or brown markings (sables). Blues, livers, albinos and whites are highly undesirable, although white is recognized by the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). Coat: Length is medium, straight and hard and close lying with a dense undercoat, and a full outer coat which may be slightly wavy.Temperament: German Shepherd Dogs are intelligent, responsive, and with solid temperament. They should have consistent behavior, be calm and without aggression. They are friendly towards family, and a little reserved with strangers, although they do warm up to them quickly once they perceive the person to be friendly. They are protective and good guard dogs as well as watch dogs. They are alert, full of life and can be playful. They have proven their trainability in an innumerable amount of ways. They are reliable, good with children, and are said to have the intelligence of a 7 year old child!Made for my friend Karen by me!