German Shepherd Size: How Big is a German Shepherd?

One of the key things to consider when choosing a protection dog is size. Sure, that puppy might be small and cute right now, but he’s going to grow up and you want to make sure you’ll be able to accommodate the dog when he’s at his full size. And because you’re getting a protection dog, you also want to be sure the dog will actually be big enough to protect you, your family, and your property. 

One reason that German Shepherds are such popular protection dogs is their size. German Shepherd size tends to be large, yet not so large that they can’t perform their services. An adult German Shepherd typically weighs about 77 to 85 pounds and is anywhere from 22 to 26 inches tall.

German Shepherds have long legs and a fit physique (when properly trained and cared for), allowing them to cover lots of ground quickly and to fulfill a range of different services. It’s this size and build that helps this canine to be so good at protecting its families. Combine this size with its intelligence and loyalty, and a well-trained German Shepherd will be the best protection dog you could ever want.

Of course, it’s important to make sure you get a German Shepherd that comes from a good bloodline. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of irresponsible breeding over the years, particularly in the United States, and not all German Shepherds possess desirable attributes. You want to find a German Shepherd that comes from quality bloodlines in Germany and the Czech Republic.

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