German Shepherds are incredible dogs. For many who aren’t German Shepherd owners, knowledge on the breed doesn’t go far beyond knowing that they are typically used as police dogs. But there’s much more to German Shepherds than just that. That’s why we’ve rounded up 15 fun facts about German Shepherds we think everyone, even cat lovers, should know.
They are extremely intelligent:
Dr. Stanley Coren at the University of British Columbia ranked German Shepherds as the third smartest dog breed. Their intelligence makes learning from humans very easy, which part of the reason they make such good rescue dogs.