In the last two years, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes as the Kennel Club has seen a nearly eight percent increase in dog ownership.
But with 221 different pedigree dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot to think about before choosing your perfect pup.
There’s even scientific guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book, The Intelligence of Dogs, which ranks breeds on instinct, obedience, and adaptability.
One dog that often tops people’s canine wish list is the German Shepherd – they were rated in the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the UK for 2020 and have a number of positive traits that make them a great family pet.
Here are 10 fun and interesting facts about the breed.
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