The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany.
This dog is well-known for its strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience.
It is used almost exclusively in police forces around the world as well as military forces due to its extreme intelligence.
In fact, the German Shepherd is ranked third over all other breeds for intelligence, having the ability to learn simple tasks after only five repetitions and obeying the first command given 95% of the time.
The German Shepherd is the second most registered breed by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The breed's standard height at the withers is 24 to 26 inches (60 to 65 centimeters) and can weigh as much as 66 to 88 pounds (30 to 40 kilograms).