Up to 15 months
German Shepherd puppy
From 15 months
German Shepherd adult
German Shepherd health and ageing
German Shepherds are considered to be ageing dogs when they reach eight years old. With age, your German Shepherd may experience some hearing loss and vision impairment.
This is common in older dogs but will impact their lifestyle and how much they are able to do. You may also notice reduced motivation to exercise, often due to stiffer joints so it is important to make sure your ageing dog is kept comfortable to ease any joint pains.