Did you know?

  • The first recorded German Shepherd dog was registered in Germany in 1899 and was called Horand von Grafrath.

  • Following World War 1 the dogs became known as 'Alsatian Wolf Dogs' in the United Kingdom because many people found reference to 'Germany' or 'German' offensive.

  • Many German Shepherd Dogs have become famous film stars such as 'Rin Tin Tin' and more recently 'Gerry Lee' in films such as 'K9'.

  • German Shepherds were first registered with the Kennel Club in the UK in 1919.

  • All domestic dogs can trace their ancestors back to gray wolves and demonstrate many of the traits of their wild cousins.

  • The dogs sense of smell in forty times greater than that of a human.

  • German Shepherd dogs are characteristically black and tan but can be completely black or, occasionally, completely white.

  • A dogs eye sight is twenty times more sensitive to small movements than the human eye and works best at dusk or dawn when they generally hunt in the wild.

  • The 'Dicken Medal' is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross and has been awarded to several dogs for their courage supporting the armed services.

  • German Shepherd dogs on average weigh 40 kg's and bitches 32 kg's.