German Shepherd (GSD) is one of the four most famous German dog breeds (i.e. Rottweiler, Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher and Leonberger) in the world. German Shepherd could be raised as a family member, as a house/farm guardian, or as a police and army dog. Purebred German Shepherd price is about $500 on average and divided into many levels depending on raising purposes. You could found detail information on how much German Shepherd puppies are in this article.
German Shepherd price range
$400 – $800
German Shepherd price ranges from $400 to $800 for puppies raised as pets. They are usually born in normal families that have not much experience on dog breeding, so the breed’s quality is just basic, and they often do not have full registration.
You could also find such German Shepherd at around $300 or less than that. However, you should carefully check his or her health before taking home.
$800 – $1500
German Shepherds that were born in a reputed and famous dog breeding farm, or who own the best gene quality since their parents have been carefully chosen in terms of family records and origin when the family tree map and its origin, could be offered from $800 to $1,500.
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And of course, they could be not only raised for family pet purpose but could also be trained for other purposes such as home and farm guardians, or even police dogs if they are qualified.
German Shepherds at this price level have been rarely seen since they must have “Champion” bloodlines (their parents or their grandparents have won dog beauty competition before). They are often offered by reputed and highly experienced dog breeding farms. Thus, the quality of these German Shepherds is especially good, and these puppies are suitable for taking part in dog beauty competition and for breeding.
Moreover, German Shepherds who have “Champion” blood, who have pure German blood or who are directly immigrated from breeders in German will be offered at a very high price level, which could be up to $4000 (shipping cost excluded).
Some information about German Shepherd
Origin and history
German Shepherd – a quite new dog breed, appeared the first time in 1899, was cross-bred by Captain Max von Stephanitz. His objective was to create a new excellent and purebred German dog breed that had not existed before. And finally, after many years of effort, he was successful creating a totally new dog breed.
This dog breed is significantly different from any other breeds. They have strong muscles, incredible speed, hard working abilities, and they own the ability to strictly and absolutely follow commands. All of these made German Shepherds suitable for all types of works, including working dogs, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and even acting.
Attributes of Purebred German Shepherd
Present German Shepherd has become significantly different from their ancestors, because in western countries, German Shepherd owners pay more and more attention on their appearances rather than their intelligences and working abilities. Modern German Shepherd could be considered as a well Purebred one if he or she has the following characteristics:
Height from 55cm to 65cm. The ideal height is 63cmto a mature male German Shepherd, and 60cm to a mature female one. And their weight is just around 22kg to 40kg.
Head and face
They have round head with short hair on their face and big-long-square-black noses. They also have powerful and firm teeth. Their eyes are medium-size, often dark brown. They have erect and big ears.
They have strong and powerful bodies with slow and deliberate gaits. They have long necks; when they are standing or walking, they often raise their heads up. When they are running fast, they usually keep their heads down in order to get rid of air friction which in turn is the most important principle to achieve a maximum speed of wolves.
Dog coat color
Purebred German Shepherd could have many types of color, the most popular colors are black/tan, black/red and their variants. Rarer color variations include the sable, pure-black, pure-white, liver and blue varieties. The all-black and sable varieties are rare and acceptable for many people. The blue and liver are considered to be serious faults and the all-white is immediately disqualified and is considered as un-standardized.
German Shepherd is an extremely intelligent dog breed (Ranked number 3, just after Collie and Poodle). They are absolutely loyal, and are capable of strictly follow complex commands. German Shepherds usually have abilities to follow simple and basic commands just from a few times of practices. It is easier to train them more complex commands than other German dog breeds such as Rottweiler or Doberman.
German Shepherd is considered as a friendly dog breed as well. They are very close to people. Besides, since they are working dogs, they prefer running, doing a lot of heavy activity and exercise, they tend to become over-energizing, over – dynamic or over – active when they are kept in house for a long periods of time. However, they do not break up things or try their best to “escape away from home” like Alaskan Malamute, Husky or Samoyed. They have high level of awareness for protecting “their territory” and their owners’ assets, which make them sometimes quite over in their actions.