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VA1 Schumann von Tronje & VA Xyra vom drei Birkenzwinger

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So beautiful!
Intelligence

 German shepherd displaying high levels of intelligence when completing an obstacle course for military working dogs at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany
German Shepherds were bred specifically for their intelligence,[17] a trait for which they are now famous.[9] In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, author Stanley Coren ranked the breed third for intelligence, behind Border Collies and Poodles.[18][19] He found that they had the ability to learn simple tasks after only five repetitions and obeyed the first command given 95% of the time.[9] Coupled with their strength, this trait makes the breed desirable as police, guard and search and rescue dogs, as they are able to quickly learn various tasks and interpret instructions better than other large breeds.[20]

Temperament[edit]

German Shepherds are well renowned for their protectiveness over family members
German Shepherds are moderate active dogs and described in breed standards as self-assured.[14] The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. They are curious, which makes them excellent guard dogs and suitable for search missions. They can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialized correctly. They are not inclined to become immediate friends with strangers.[21] German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient.[22]

Aggression and biting[edit]
Well-trained and socialized German Shepherds have a reputation of being very safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year, but bully breeds are less often to blame than many other breeds, including chow chows and German shepherds.[23] An Australian report from 1999 provides statistics showing that German Shepherds are the breed third most likely to attack a person in some Australian locales.[24]

According to the National Geographic Channel television show Dangerous Encounters, the bite of a German Shepherd has a force of over 1,060 newtons (238 lbf) (compared with that of a Rottweiler, over 1,180–1,460 newtons (265–328 lbf), a Pit bull, 1,050 newtons (235 lbf), a Labrador Retriever, of approximately 1,000 newtons (230 lbf), or a human, of approximately 380 newtons (86 lbf)
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