All American Hero
German shepherds, also know as Alsatians, are the most courageous and intelligent dogs that you will come across.
This hero has been used in a variety of fields and they carry their reputation with honour, and rightfully so. German shepherds are used as guide dogs for the blind, military service dogs and assist in search and rescue teams, to name a few.
The Alsatian first caught the attention of many when a young puppy was taken from a kennel in the midst of a war zone in France, by corporal Lee Duncan. At the end of the war, Lee Duncan then brought his little pup back to America, where the pup was then trained. It does not end there though. This German shepherd then became one of thee most famous dogs in the entertainment industry, appearing in over a dozen films. The breed gained even more popularity when they were used in the search and rescue team during the 9/11 attacks.
Although this dogs has an amazing set of skills and a loving heart, this dog might not be for every household. Because this breed is incredibly hyper active, they do require a lot of exercise. If they do not get all they exercise they need, their frustration is usually expressed in chewing everything that they can find and barking at everything they see and hear.
In order to make sure that your Alsatian blends well into your family, it is important to train your puppy by exposing them to new people and various places. Due to their very weary nature, they tend to not be welcoming to new people and animals if they are not trained correctly. Once they are socialised, they make lovely companions.