why is a german shephard a police dog
on Jan 20th 2013
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It's only a police dog when it has a badge!!!
Many different breeds are used for police work, not just German Shepherds. Calling them police dogs is wrong UNLESS they are actually working police dogs. They are German Shepherd Dogs, or Alsatians is also correct in some countries, particularly the UK.
There is not enough room here to give you a history of the the breed German Shepherd Dog. In a nutshell, what makes them excel at Schutz, Ring sports, & K9 work..is that is what they were bred for.
They have high drive..a desire to work. And hard nerve..they are not startled by the unexpected, & recover quickly. They have amazing problem solving skills & can take matters into their paws if needed. Their keen nose makes them ideal for detection work. Their steadiness means they can be equally reliable..whether facing a crowd of rioters, patrolling an airport, tracking a lost child, bringing down a "bad guy". Nothing fazes him.
Are handler focused, biddable, & will go through fire for you.
These are also the reasons why novice dog owners should NOT own one.
They need firm, consistent, positive leader. No wishy-washy people. If he senses you may not be serious.he will take the lead. He'll find his own job, like destroying your couch.
GSDs are my heart breed. Research more & love them too
What Squ'mey said, plus because they're awesome!
A fascinating breed that has excelled at everything they've been tried on. There are breeds that have done better in one area or another but no single breed that has surpassed, or even matched, them in all areas.
Sabi answered on 1/20/13. Helpful? / 0