#12 – German Shepherd
The German Shepherd Dog is well-known for its loyalty and devotion to its family. Originally used as herding dogs, the breed is more often found as a family companion or working alongside police and military efforts. They are eager to please, very active and make a wonderful choice for a family that enjoys spending time outdoors.
Commonly used by the police and military, German Shepherds originated from Germany dating back to the late 1800s. These highly active dogs have a willingness to learn and serve a purpose. As a working dog breed, German Shepherds are naturally loyal and bond well with familiar faces. They have a tendency to become overprotective of their family and territory, strong guidance and training is a necessity.
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