“Take this trouble for me: Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim.”
- Capt. Max von Stephanitz, (1864-1936)
Loyalty, intelligence, and the ability to reason make The German Shepherd Dog a great family companion and allows them to be trained for a variety of services and sports. These include seeing eye dog, search and rescue dog, police and narcotics dog, tracking dog, military service dog, personal protection dog, herding dog, agility competition, conformation show ring competition, obedience competition, and schutzhund competition. These are just a few of the services and sports The German Shepherd Dog loves to perform.