German Shepherd puppy
Up to 15 months
German Shepherd puppies are confident, loving and lively, with a natural intelligence. Care must be taken in their first year to set ground rules and fully socialize a German Shepherd puppy so they can grow into well-rounded dogs.
German Shepherd adult
From 15 months
German Shepherds are highly versatile, excelling as working and service dogs in their adult life. Their loyal, intelligent nature and natural patience with children of all ages make them an excellent family companion.
24 - 26 in Height
65 - 90 lb Weight
22 - 24 in Height
50 - 75 lb Weight
German Shepherd health and agingGerman Shepherds are considered to be aging 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 aging dog is kept comfortable to ease any joint pains.